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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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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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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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Luxury (lux·u·ry) noun: The state of great comfort and extravagant living. And that’s exactly what you’ll find in the all-new 2015 K900; Kia’s first ever rear drive, large luxury sedan.

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I know all our Kia enthusiasts have two immediate questions. When will the K900 hit showrooms and how much will it cost?

I can tell you right now is that the all-new Kia K900 is going to be available this spring at LaFontaine Kia. The Standard Package K900 has an starting MSRP of $59,500 and the optional VIP Package goes up to $65,500.

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s take a look at what you can expect from this spectacular vehicle when it arrives:

Exterior Design

The K900 offers an elegant exterior with fluidic features. The sleek frame and world-class wheelbase create its unique aerodynamic profile.

Its engine is mounted further back creating extra space between the cabin and front wheel; this gives the K900 a distinctive look.

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“He’s better than he was before. Better…stronger…faster.” -The Six Million Dollar Man

TV character Steve Austin and the 2015 Hyundai Genesis have something in common: both were remade for power and functionality.

The Six Million Dollar Man wowed TV audiences in the 1970s, while the all-new Genesis stunned onlookers at the North American International Auto Show this past February.

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The 2015 Genesis is Hyundai’s second-generation premium sedan. I should tell you here that the first-generation Genesis set a pretty high standard — it won the North American Car of the Year award in 2009, a first for Hyundai.

But in the car world, awards don’t have staying power. Auto makers like Hyundai have to raise the bar over and over again, to deliver features that drivers like you and I want.

So the question is, has Hyundai done that with the new Genesis? I say yes! And here’s why:

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Nissan has never been afraid to rock the world with its innovative designs. From the record-setting GT-R to the world’s first drop-top SUV in the Murano CrossCabriolet, Nissan has always had a penchant for coming up with something new and fresh.

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When Nissan unveiled the Juke in 2009 reactions were mixed, but one thing was for sure: the Japanese automaker was willing to take a bold risk while other manufacturers played it safe with their designs.

Fast forward a few years, and Nissan sold over 5,000 Jukes in the month of February 2014. That figure is sure to climb even higher with the new 2015 redesign unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show.

The 2015 Nissan Juke hasn’t undergone a drastic change, though many of the new features are appreciated:

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Eco-friendly technology is a new and fast growing trend in the automotive industry. Increasing gas prices and the growing carbon footprint on the environment is prompting a need for change.

The number of Hybrid and electric car users is steadily increasing in the USA. Drivers are opting for vehicles that are more fuel-efficient and kinder on the environment.

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Toyota offers eco-friendly cars such as the Toyota Prius Hybrid. It produces less CO2 emissions than conventional cars and requires less fuel to function. Despite the growing popularity of hybrids; many people are still not sure what differentiates hybrid cars from conventional cars.

Are you considering purchasing a Toyota Prius? Here is more information to get you familiarized with eco-friendly car options.

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The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R is the epitome of a dynamic, sporty and elegant compact sedan. The all new model was showcased at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

It comes with a refined light-weight and stronger frame with improved rigidity. Expert critics deemed it the most powerful production Golf ever in the North American market.

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For all you Volkswagen enthusiasts looking for a fun-to-drive experience, the all-new Golf R will be available the first quarter of 2015. For now, here are some of the exclusive features you can expect to find on the new 2015 Golf R.

Refined Exterior Features

You will notice a difference with the new Golf R’s sports-inspired exterior redesign. The following features were added for a more aggressive sports-car feel:

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Honda’s all-new 2015 Honda Fit was showcased at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Honda’s engineers and designers successfully collaborated and came up with a subcompact model that won the audience’s attention by storm.

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So what’s new for the 2015 Fit? For the most part, the Fit retained its small size with minor tweaks in the height and width. The wheelbase was increased in length to improve functionality. It also comes with a more upscale interior featuring premium materials and some of the latest auto technologies in the market.

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One of the 2015 Fit’s highlights is an interior that is roomy, user-centric and luxurious.

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