Fall is just around the corner and college kids are getting ready for their yearly mass exodus.

If your college bound kid is in need of a cheap but reliable used car then look no further than the 1992-1996 Toyota Camry.

Not only is this car cheap to buy but its pretty much built like a tank. I would recommend the 4-cylinder for its great gas mileage.

The Camry is far from what I would consider sporty and people tend to drive somewhat slow in these cars, which is a good thing. These cars are practically invisible to cops on the highway.

There is plenty of interior room and trunk space to haul your kid’s suitcases, lamps, spring water, etc. Also enough room to comfortably fit four of your kid’s closest hard partying friends.

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There are a lot of people I know that have either bought a new SUV or Minivan after having their first child. To me this seems like a waste of money.

I think a station wagon would be more than enough to haul around a baby and a stroller. Why spend over 30K for a new gas guzzler when you can buy a used station wagon for a fraction of the price?

Here is a 1988 Toyota Corolla wagon with 4WD and a 5-speed manual transmission. Power is rated at 113 hp but with 174K miles on the clock it probably has less than a 100 hp by now. But forget about the low power. This car is a fuel efficient family hauler and is very cheap to own and operate.

It’s currently for sale on eBay and the bid is at $1200 with 5 days left in the auction. If I were in the market for a used car I would probably be willing to buy this car for $2200 max.

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