Now that spring is here, it’s finally college graduation time. After getting over the initial shock of joining the “real world,” it’s time to start your journey into adulthood.

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One of the first steps is buying a new car. Figuring out which car is right for you can be stressful, but also exciting. We’ve taken some of the stress out of the process by compiling a list of a few of our favorite new Hondas that are perfect for any new grad.

Honda Fit

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The stylish, aptly named Honda Fit is very spacious, it can fit almost anything. But it doesn’t stop there.

State of the art technology, fuel efficiency and race inspired features are just a few things you’ll see in this Honda.

With steering wheel-mounted controls, race-inspired paddle shifters and USB audio interface, you’ll never be left wanting more.

Plus the Fit gets up to an EPA estimated 35 mpg!

You can drive away confidently knowing the Honda Fit has a top of the line safety system complete with Vehicle Stability Assist and Advanced Compatibility Engineering.

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The redesigned 2015 Toyota Camry just made it’s debut at the New York International Auto Show. One look at the bold, new styling and it’s safe to say that Toyota took America’s Best Selling Car, and made it even better!

It’s rare that a vehicle receives this intense of an update after just three years. That just goes to show how committed Toyota is to making the Camry the best vehicle possible.

Don’t get confused, this is much more than a basic makeover of the current-generation Camry.

The Toyota designers and engineers stripped the current Camry down to it’s chassis and rebuilt it from the ground up.

The result was much more impressive than we ever would have imagined and you’ll be able to see it for yourself when it arrives this fall.

Expressive, Impressive and Bold Exterior

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The 2015 Camry’s exterior is more expressive and athletic with prominent character lines. The new car is slightly longer than the current model and features a widened track that gives off a dynamic stance and presence.

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Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and graduation caps are flying through the air. Yeah, that’s right, spring means college graduation.

Time to change out of those sweatpants, put on a nice pair of slacks and strut into the “real world.” One of the first steps in the journey to adulthood is buying a new car.

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We’ve compiled a list of all the best tips to follow so you can score the new Kia of your dreams.

1. Take your Time

Maybe you’re tired of driving that old clunker around town, or maybe you’re buying a car for the first time. Either way, don’t rush the process.

Look at as many cars as you want and take notes so you can remember all the important facts.

Car and Driver advises you not to purchase your car on the first visit. Take at least a night to think about your decision. You’ll be driving this new car for several years – you should be comfortable and happy with your decision.

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When the all-new 2014 Toyota Highlander made it’s debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show, one thing was made perfectly clear:

The redesigned SUV from Toyota was going to set the new standard for which all 8 passenger SUV’s would now be judged.

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Sporting a sleek, bold styling and featuring enhanced interior refinements, there’s plenty to like about the new Highlander.

LaFontaine Toyota Sales Professional, Jay Saulsberry, recently went on camera to shoot a detailed walkaround video on what sets the 2014 Toyota Highlander apart from the crowd.

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An all-new exterior design conveys both refinement and strength, complementing a new interior that raises the bar in the mid-size SUV segment.

With three-row seating for up to eight, an array of standard features, a host of available in-cabin technologies, and increased cargo capacity, the new Highlander offers a nuanced balance of style, comfort and utility.

The total package is capped off with three powertrain choices: a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine a powerful V6 with a new six-speed transmission that produces excellent all-around capability, and a V6-powered Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain for enhanced mileage and fewer emissions.

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After four (or more) long years of studying all night, eating a steady diet of frozen pizzas and taking exam after exam, it’s finally paying off. You’re graduating college!

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At LaFontaine Volkswagen, we know just how big a deal it is to join the “real world.” So we’re celebrating you, the new college grad, with our College Graduate Program.

It’s no secret that you’ll be spending a lot of time in your new car, from job interviews to rush hour traffic. You’ll need a dependable ride, so we’ve made it easy to buy or lease a new Volkswagen.

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With the College Graduate Program, no credit history is required. And we’ll even pay your first month’s payment, up to $800.

Plus, if you’re buying a new Volkswagen, no co-signer is needed. Or if leasing is more your style, there’s no need to pay a security deposit. All that and guaranteed great rates – sounds like a win-win to us.

Do You Qualify?

To qualify for the College Graduate Program, the following must be true:

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On Tuesday, April 15th, Living Skills Residential Centers of Newport, Michigan will be taking delivery of a 2014 Toyota Sienna Mobility Van that it won during Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good Campaign.

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Living Skills Residential Centers was one of 250 nonprofit organizations that were named finalists in the third year of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good philanthropic program.

To participate in the program, registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations from across the country submitted their stories and how new vehicles would support their work.

When submitting their story for consideration, the L.S.R.C. wrote:

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Spring is finally here and that means it’s the perfect time for a spring clean-up and green-up for your vehicle.

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You don’t need a hybrid vehicle to get the most mileage out of your daily driver. By following a few tips, you can make sure you are getting the best mpg possible out of your car.

You see, over time, your car suffers a lot of wear and tear due to temperature changes. If you don’t take care of your vehicle, its condition will begin to deteriorate and your fuel efficiency will decline.

The best way to prevent having to spend more at the gas pump this spring is by maintaining your car. Scheduling a check-up will improve your overall drive quality and make your vehicle more eco-friendly (what’s not to like about that?)

Here are 5 Ways to Drive Green This Spring:

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The 2015 Hyundai Genesis is about to arrive, and there’s a lot to like about the updated luxury sedan from Hyundai.

You’re probably here because you want to know how the 2015 Genesis comes equipped and how much it is going to cost – so let’s get right down to it…

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2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8L

Genesis 3.8L RWD (Model Code: B1402R65) has a MSRP of $38,000, excluding $950 freight, and includes the following standard features:

  • 18-inch Alloy wheels with P245/45R18 All-Season tires
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • 9 airbags
  • Front and rear outboard seat belt pretensioners
  • Anti-whiplash front head restraints
  • Automatic headlights w/ LED headlight accents
  • Daytime running lights
  • 4.3-inch TFT LCD cluster display
  • Electroluminescent gauge cluster
  • Power folding outside mirrors with puddle lamp with Genesis logo
  • Hands-free Smart Trunk trunk opener
  • Heated dual power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators
  • 12-way power heated leather front seats (with power lumbar)
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Power windows with front & rear auto-down/up with pinch protection
  • Proximity key with push-button start
  • Intelligent drive mode select
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with tilt and telescopic adjustment
  • Steering-wheel-mounted cruise control and audio controls
  • Dual automatic temperature control
  • Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror with compass & HomeLink
  • AVN 4.0 Navigation System w/8-inch Display
  • Rearview camera
  • AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3/HD Radio audio system with 7 speakers
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system and audio streaming
  • Rain-sensing wipers w/ auto defogger windshield
  • TPMS with individual tire pressure indicator
  • Hyundai Blue Link Infotainment System with Google (90-day trial)
  • SiriusXM Travel Link (3-year complimentary subscription)

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With its smooth, fluid lines and LED headlights, the Toyota FT-1 Concept looks like it belongs in a futuristic movie set in the year 3,000. But here it is, 2014, and Toyota has unveiled its newest concept car, the Toyota FT-1 (Future Toyota-One).

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“Sports cars represent the ultimate driving expression in its purest form” – Kevin Hunter, Calty Design Research President

Alex Shen, Chief Designer at Toyota’s Calty Design Research, is the driving force behind the design of the FT-1. He did away with the usual three key line design seen in most cars – roofline, beltline and fender line. Instead, he replaced the tired old design and went for a more modern form of fluid contours. “It’s all about highlights,” says Shen.

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Shopping for a vehicle online will never be the same again, thanks to Cat Mode – the newest feature on FamilyDeal.com.

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Cat Mode, which went live today, allows visitors to FamilyDeal.com to change all the pictures of cars to pictures of cats with the click of the mouse.

Jason Stum, Digital Marketing Manager for the LaFontaine Automotive Group, stopped by to talk about this game changing feature.

“Cat Mode is here today due to one simple fact: People love cats on the Internet. You can’t log on to Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest and not see an endless stream of cute little kitties. It was a no brainer to bring this kind of cuteness to our own website. ”

When asked what the connection is between cars and cats, Stum explained.

“Other than the obvious similarity in spelling? I mean switch out an ‘r’ for a ‘t’ and there you have it. Cars to Cats, just like that. And that’s how easy it is to use Cat Mode, it’s just one click of a button. ”

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