Podcast: How We Picked Our College-Car Winner

College Cars

Last week, we published our latest Cars.comparison that pitted three small cars against each other in a battle for the best pick for those heading to college. In this week’s podcast, editors Joe Wiesenfelder, Kelsey Mays and Mike Hanley discuss the reasons why the Honda Fit outdid the all-new Ford Fiesta and the Scion xD in the three-car faceoff.

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By David Thomas | September 10, 2010 | Comments (2)


the Fit seems like a great car!


Hi, I’m Bren Hering with the agency that represents Honeywell, the maker of FRAM, Prestone and Autolite. Very cool college-car contest! Driving to college, whether an hour a way or a day away takes its toll on you and your car, so we wanted to share some tips for prepping your ride before you hit the road: 1)Keep owner’s manual handy 2) Make sure the engine is properly tuned 3) Keep the tires properly inflated and balanced - this can improve fuel economy by up to 3.3 percent 4) Keep a safety kit 5) Use recommended grade of oil 6) Replace windshield wipers 7)Check the battery 8)Change and/or top-off all vital fluids (Prestone® Extended Life 50/50 Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant is premixed with dematerialized water, and re-filling the fluids is a cinch. Check out for instructions you can download to your phone or watch via the web.) Happy driving!

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