Published : Friday, 01 Feb 2013, 1:00 PM EST
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - With over 300 makes and models on display, a visit to the Michigan International Auto Show can be a bit overwhelming. If you're in the market for a new car, it can be hard to know where to start. eightWest co-host, Rachael Ruiz, met up with Blair Sharpe, President of the Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association, for recommendations on what vehicles are the best for each stage of life.
The recent college grad
College graduates tend to be in the market for something that is economical, fuel efficient and fun. The car that was recommended is the Ford Focus .
The busy parent
If you're a parent that is juggling work, shuttling kids around and being active on the weekends, you need something that is spacious, comfortable and stylish. The car that was recommended is the Chevy Traverse .
The grandma on the go
For the active grandparent that wants something nice, not too big, but still have enough room for the grandkids' car seats, the Lincoln MXZ is the perfect fit.
Your dream car
Blair Sharp's dream car that he recommends checking out at this weekend's Michigan International Auto Show is the Jaguar F-Type .
Visit all these cars and more at the Michigan International Auto Show, now through Sunday, February 3 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.