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We’ve all had that moment: driving along, and your car makes a noise like a polar bear inside a dryer. We hear it….and ignore it. Or we pray that it goes away. Because we know that, if we take it to get looked at, they may give us that most grim of diagnoses for car owners: you’re gonna need to get a new vehicle.

And maybe we’ve heard that before. And another time. But for reasons near and dear to us, we can’t bear to part with the car. Maybe it’s financial reasons, or maybe it’s a gift your grandparents got you when you turned 16. Either way, it can be tough to let go of such an important part of your life.

Moving-On-Kids-Cars-College-TitleYou’re not the only ones having this sort of problem. We’re in August, which means kids will soon be filing back to school. For some parents, their kids will be going to college. The same kids that they’ve packed lunches for, checked homework for, driven around for school projects and homecoming dances….they’ll soon be off on their own. This can be very scary for parents, and they may not know what to do.

But it’s funny; you can handle both situations the same way…..remember the good times, and move on.

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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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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.

Volkswagen College Graduate Program

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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