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The Best Inexpensive Cars

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A list of the best inexpensive cars you'd actually love to own. Sure, it's simple to go out and find a bottom-end, new car for $12k, but more often than not, that's an automobile bought out of necessity instead of desire. These are cars you'd actually be proud to have as your daily driver. Since "inexpensive", "cheap", and "affordable" are all relative terms, we're going to set the limit a little high at $35k so the list can include the cheapest entry models of most major brands. All types of vehicles are included: sports, trucks, luxury, sedan, hybrid, new, and old. You name it. If it costs less than 35k, and you'd love to own it, then it belongs on this list. Check out this list of the cheapest cars to insure for more details.

List Criteria: Cars must be valued at $35,000 or less.

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    Audi A4

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    Nissan 370Z

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    BMW More
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    General Motors, Chevrolet More
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    the people's #1 &often listed
    Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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    Ford Mustang

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    Dodge Challenger

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    Mazda MX-5

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    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

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    Honda Accord

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    Infiniti G

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    Cadillac CTS

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    Mazda More
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    Acura More
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    Volkswagen Jetta

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    BMW 1 Series

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    Volkswagen Golf

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    Volvo C30

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    Honda S2000

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    added by: JeffreyMartin
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    Honda CR-Z

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    Ford Focus ST

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    Alfa Romeo Brera

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    added by: Embodiment of Life
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    Honda Fit

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    Chrysler 300

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    Volkswagen Beetle

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    Dodge Durango

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    Ford F-Series

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    Volvo V50

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    Fiat 500

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    Subaru, Subaru Impreza More
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    added by: bullet16
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    Toyota FJ Cruiser

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    added by: dayton72
    Small, fun, sharp looking
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    Kia Optima

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    Nissan GTR

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    sport car  V6   3.8 liter  
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    Smart Fortwo

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    Buick Regal GS

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    Nissan Altima

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    Drives and looks like a more expensive car.
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    Nissan Versa

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    Toyota MR2

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    Toyota Yaris

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    Pontiac, Holden More
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    Sprots Sedan
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    Kia Soul

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