Poll of students reveals the most popular cars driven on campus

Tom Nepomuceno and Tom Nepomuceno

Domestic cars are more popular among University students, according to a recent poll taken by The BG News.

The poll consisted of 100 University students, 50 women and 50 men. The number one car, according to the poll, was Ford with 15 students.

In buying a car, students need to keep in mind several important factors, such as gas mileage, safety and prices, according to the Web site carbuyingtips.com.

With gas prices fluctuating, good gas mileage is something that is coveted by most motorists.

Freshmen Ben Nguyen, who drives a Honda Civic, said his parents bought his car with fuel economy in mind. For Nguyen, gas mileage was a key factor because he lives two hours from home.

“On the highway, it takes about a quarter tank,” he said.

For other students, like freshman Kyla Wireman who drives a Hyundai, car safety takes precedent when choosing a car.

“It’s a safe car and it has side airbags,” Wireman. “Overall, it’s a good car.”

But for students like Rosanna Diruggier, who owns a 1999 Mercury Sable, buying a car for cheap was her deciding factor.

Diruggiero paid $3,400 for her vehicle.

BRAND TOTAL Ford

GMC

Chevy

Honda

Acura

VW

Mercury

Mazda

Toyota

Pontiac

Jeep

Oldsmobile

Volvo

Dodge

Nissan

Buick

Saturn

No Car

Geo

Infinity

Hyundari 15

11

7

1

3

2

6

4

7

1

4

2

7

5

2

5

15

1

1

1

Source: The above numbers come from a poll conducted by The BG News of 100 University students.