Where does this leave us? Most students I talked to want a pickup truck or Jeep, including my niece. These can be found by the hundreds on the internet and in local papers. Other requests included small convertibles, which goes against all my requirements but will look cool. If you must have one, a quick check of Craigslist will turn up a ton of MGBs, Alfa Romeos and Fiat roadsters. Enjoy the look, but expect some hefty repair bills. Volkswagen Beetles and Rabbits are plentiful and so are old Toyotas, but they won’t help you pick up girls. The coolest students will be going retro, buying cars from the ‘70s and fixing them up. These cars are perfect and have huge interiors, lots of steel, big engines that are easy to fix and plenty of style. During my check of Craigslist, I found a 1971 Buick Boat Tail Riviera for sale in decent shape for cheap money. Can you imagine how that would look sitting next to a beige Toyota? So, any new college students out there looking for wheels please go retro and save a classic. It’s greener than a new Prius and it will survive anything you could put it through.