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The Best Inexpensive Cars

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

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. Good inexpensive cars are actually not that hard to find, especially if you're equipped with this hand lust of the top cheap cars. In face, some of the nicest cars around are actually really affordable.

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The Best Inexpensive Cars Car Models
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    Audi

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    Nissan

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    the people's #1
    BMW

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  4. 4
    + 452
    - 300


    Ford

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  5. 5
    + 437
    - 321


    General Motors, Chevrolet

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  6. 6
    + 340
    - 311


    Dodge

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  7. 7
    + 337
    - 239


    General Motors, Cadillac

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    + 306
    - 362

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Mercedes-Benz

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  9. 9
    + 363
    - 243


    Mitsubishi

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    + 330
    - 232


    Infiniti

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  11. 11
    + 315
    - 335


    Mazda

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  12. 12
    + 290
    - 306


    Honda

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  13. 13
    + 242
    - 246


    Acura

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  14. 14
    + 239
    - 234


    Mazda

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    - 224


    BMW

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    - 99

    added by JeffreyMartin
    Honda

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  17. 17
    + 208
    - 330


    Volkswagen

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  18. 18
    + 178
    - 323


    Volkswagen

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    + 118
    - 69

    ranked low on reranks & added by bullet16
    Subaru, Subaru Impreza

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  20. 20
    + 166
    - 219


    Chrysler, Jeep

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  21. 21
    + 153
    - 224


    Honda

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  22. 22
    + 176
    - 209


    Ford

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  23. 23
    + 132
    - 287


    Volvo

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  24. 24
    + 100
    - 146


    Ford Focus ST

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    + 132
    - 257


    Chrysler

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  26. 26
    + 94
    - 172


    Ford

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  27. 27
    + 35
    - 23


    Buick

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    + 78
    - 54

    ranked low on reranks & added by EzequielChávez
    Nissan GTR sport car  V6   3.8 liter  

  29. 29
    + 31
    - 29


    Toyota

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  30. 30
    + 114
    - 253


    Toyota

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  31. 31
    + 111
    - 278


    Honda

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    + 42
    - 12

    ranked low on reranks & added by Dani Porter
    Mazda

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  33. 33
    + 69
    - 155


    Hyundai

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  34. 34
    + 52
    - 142

    added by dayton72
    Hyundai Small, fun, sharp looking

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  35. 35
    + 103
    - 295


    Fiat

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  36. 36
    + 80
    - 262


    Volvo

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  37. 37
    + 34
    - 90

    added by Embodiment of Life
    Alfa Romeo

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    + 76
    - 116

    ranked low on reranks
    Ford

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    + 91
    - 321

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Dodge

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  40. 40
    + 35
    - 85

    added by chris.kristimaya
    Nissan Drives and looks like a more expensive car.

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    ranked low on reranks & added by jonnoscampertrailers
    Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

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    - 130
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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Buick Regal GS

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    - 91

    often listed & added by JohnBrewer
    Volkswagen

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    - 26

    ranked low on reranks & added by Dismalhead
    Honda

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  45. 45
    + 29
    - 17

    added by jonnoscampertrailers
    Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

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    + 29
    - 21

    added by Switchdoctor
    Subaru BRZ Subaru

  47. 47
    + 34
    - 34

    added by moretuzzo24
    Pontiac, Holden Sprots Sedan

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  48. 48
    + 26
    - 23

    added by Switchdoctor
    Scion FR-S Scion

  49. 49
    + 27
    - 25

    added by Dismalhead
    Toyota

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  50. 50
    + 24
    - 21

    added by MatthewGill
    Subaru, Subaru Impreza

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