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Research Project: Insuring an Economy Car

Your goal is to research what it would cost to insure an economy car.

  • When you are done with the assignment, submit both documents in Google Classroom.
  • Create a document in Google Drive, and title it D1: Last, First: Car Insurance. Use this document to record information that pertains to your research project. A few examples:
    • Notes
    • Websites that contain current, factual information to back up your numbers.
    • As you find web resources, record them in this document. Here's a tutorial to teach you how.
  • Part One: What is an economy car?
    • Here are a few resources to get you started:
    • Search the websites of nearby Car Rental Agencies such as Enterprise, Hertz, or Avis. It must be located in a town adjacent to the Town of Easton.
    • Record the name and location of the rental agency in your Google document.
    • Find the lowest price rental rate. It should be about $60/day.
    • List four economy cars that are available at this rate. Include the following:
      • Make
      • Model
    • Choose the car that you like best (or dislike the least), and find out the MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) for the base model of that vehicle.
    • Decide which car you like best, and be ready to persuade the class that it's the best economy car for the money. We will have a class discussion on this topic, and then we will vote on the best option. Non-economy cars will be disqualified.
  • Create a spreadsheet in Google Drive, and title it Insuring an Economy Car.
    • You will record numbers and statistics from your research findings in this spreadsheet.

And the winner is....

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