Samuel Spencer

Sam is currently a fourth year Journalism major at the University of Cincinnati. He has been a lot technician at a Ford dealership since 2007, where he has logged hours behind the wheel of a wide assortment of cars. He is a particular fan of British cars, but doesn't mind a bit of American muscle when it is done right. He currently drives a Miata, which he got after serving time in a horrid old Geo Prizm. When his life isn't completely consumed by the automotive world, he likes to spend his time doing photography and playing music.


What Do College Kids Think Is Cool?

What Do College Kids Think Is Cool?

It is a tough question to answer these days. I've spent days pondering about it to myself. I remember back in the early 2000s when the new MINI came out. That was an undoubtedly cool car that came around at the exact right time. Gas was getting more expensive, and people were getting sick of the...

September 14, 2010
2009 MAZDA3

College Car Guide's Car Buying "Cliffs Notes"

Here at College Car Guide, you will find a bountiful supply of posts suggesting certain cars for all you generation-Y folks. For those of us that are putting ourselves... read more September 1, 2010

2011 Ford Fiesta 4-door HB SES Angular Front Exterior View

Video: Part 1 Of Gymkhana THREE Revealed

I like Ken Block. I like that he has used most of his earnings from pioneering DC Shoe Co. to fund his dream of being a rally driver. I love his Gymkhana series. I like that... read more August 30, 2010

1985 Volkswagen Mk2 GTI

Volkswagen Mk2 GTI: Big Fun, Little Cash

If I had to take the phrase "big fun, little cash" and condense it into two carefully chosen words, it would have to be "hot hatchback." In the eighties, the idea of tossing... read more August 30, 2010

1998 Nissan Maxima SE

College Car Guide's Car Buying 'Cliffs Notes': The Negotiation

This is getting too exciting. Not only have you found the perfect car, but it drives even better than you think. Not only can you see your reflection in the paint, but you... read more August 27, 2010

1999 Toyota Camry

College Car Guide's Car Buying 'Cliffs Notes': The Test Drive

You've come this far. Here you are sitting at the end of a stranger's driveway in their car. Palms sweating, you indicate a right turn. You are just about to begin the first... read more August 27, 2010

1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata Leather

Mazda MX-5 Miata: Big Fun, Little Cash

You cannot talk about cheap, fun cars without mentioning the Miata.  It's about as simple as a car can get. You get a four-cylinder engine up front, a stick for selecting... read more August 27, 2010


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