MY RIDE- Graham Power: 2007 Jeep Compass
Graduation came early for Graham Power, or at least his gift did. The fourth-year UVA student received his 2007 Jeep Compass a few months before the ceremony in May.
The brand-new compact SUV provides the best of both worlds.
"I love it," Powers says. "It's a nice crossover SUV."
He adds that his silver sport utility vehicle has more room than a car but still gets good gas mileage. Another bonus was the price tag.
"For the Jeep line, it was relatively inexpensive," Power says.
You may see more new grads driving Compasses off the lots. Power says it seems to fit his demographic.
"It came fully equipped and already outfitted with a stereo" he laughs.
So what was the main reason he received his present early?
"I was driving my brother's car, and he wanted it back," Power admits.
PHOTO BY SARA GILLIAM