7. A ride that makes sense for you. At some point after college, there’s typically a realization that style and utility need to be blended. You know, like wearing heels that are high enough to feel gorgeous but padded enough to wear without the threat of a serious blister and/or the need for foot surgery. The same goes for cars. For obvious reasons, I’m a huge fan of buying American (support thy neighbor type stuff), and a huge fan of luxury that doesn’t necessarily break the bank. I recently took the new Buick models out for a spin and was mega league impressed. The line has come a long way (I’ll compare this to when DVF fused with GAP for kids), and offers sleeker, more powerful cars that are seriously fun to drive now. And they’re as all-American as apple pie.