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Nissan

2015 Nissan Micra

Base price: $9,998

Why we like it: Canada’s cheapest new car has just landed in dealer showrooms and it’s no-frills transportation for any graduate with hefty school debts. Bonus: Nissan offers a special purchase plan for new grads.

Chrysler

2014 Fiat 500

Base price: $13,495

Why we like it: It’s fun, funky and fashionable. You can grow up later.

Hyundai

2014 Hyundai Veloster

Base price: $19,849

Why we like it: Any hard-bargaining business grad should be able to get a deal on this youthful and uniquely stylish sports car – which dealers need to clear out for the 2015 model.

Toyota

2014 Toyota Prius c

Base price: $20,440

Why we like it: The baby of the Prius hybrid family, this tiny city car is a fabulous fuel miser. Grads will appreciate the gas savings.

Zipcar

Base price: From $10.25/hour and $89/day

Why we like it: In lieu of carrying costs – insurance, maintenance, etc. – gas, insurance and 200 km per day are included.

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