Girls Gone Miles: Top Cars College Grads are Escaping Post-Graduation at UCLA

From Merit Mile: Girls Gone Miles: Top Cars College Grads are Escaping Post-Graduation at UCLA

It’s that time of year again, college graduation. Many upcoming graduates will be getting new jobs, homes and even cars while transitioning from student life to the real world. Here are the top cars they are getting rid of and the top cars they are getting after they graduate, according to transfer trends on Swapalease.com.

Here are some stats about the cars students are driving at UCLA:

BMW is the most popular car brand
The 73% of cars leases being exchanged are foreign vehicles
The average monthly payment for vehicles in the Los Angeles area is $453

Here are the top 5 Cars Students are Getting Out of as They Graduate:

Toyota Camry
Ford Fusion
Nissan LEAF
Toyota Prius
Ford Edge

Here are the Top 5 Cars Recent Graduates are Getting into After They Graduate:

BMW 4 Series
Dodge Charger
Audi A5
Ford F-150
Lexus IS 250

Other Notable Transfer Trends:

College with the Most Domestic Cars

· 89% University of Michigan

· 75% Rutgers

· 66% Northwestern

Colleges with the least domestic Cars

· 0% LSU & NC State

· 1% Harvard & University of Washington

· 8% UCLA

Colleges with the Most Foreign Cars

· 100% NC State &LSU

· 99% Harvard & University of Washington

· 92% UCLA

Colleges with the Least Foreign Cars

· 11% University of Michigan

· 25% Rutgers

· 34% Northwestern

Colleges with the Highest Average Monthly Payment

· $1,081 LSU

· $938 Alabama

· $648 Rutgers

Colleges with the Smallest Average Monthly Payment

1.$317 Ohio State

2. $414 NC State

3. $453 UCLA

Specific College Stats

Ann Arbor, MI (University of Michigan)

Most leases from Ann Arbor are being traded to Florida
Dodge Charger is the most popular car
The average monthly payment for vehicles from Ann Arbor is $467
Austin, TX (University of Texas at Austin)

Most lease transfers from Austin go to Dallas
The most popular vehicle is the BMW 4 Series
The average monthly payment for vehicles from Austin is $576
Raleigh-Durham (North Carolina State University)

Most lease transfers from the Raleigh-Durham area are transferred to Florida
The BMW 4 series is the most popular vehicle from the Raleigh-Durham area
The average monthly payment for vehicles from the Raleigh-Durham area is $414
Columbus, OH (Ohio State University)

Most lease transfers stay within Ohio.
Toyota is the most popular car brand within Columbus.
The average monthly payment for vehicles from Columbus is $317
Phoenix, AZ (Arizona State University)

The most popular vehicle in Phoenix is the Chevy Camaro.
The average monthly payment for vehicles in Phoenix is $518
Miami, FL (University of Miami)

Most lease transfers from Miami go to New York.
90% of the vehicles listed in Miami on Swapalease.com are foreign-made cars
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the most popular car
The average monthly payment for a vehicle in Miami is $606

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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