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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. Check out this list of the cheapest cars to insure for more details.
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    most listed
    Audi A4

    Audi More
    95
  2. 2
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    Nissan More
    92
  3. 3
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    the people's #1
    BMW 3 Series

    BMW More
    85
  4. 4
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    Mercedes-Benz More
    74
  5. 5
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    General Motors, Chevrolet More
    73
  6. 6
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    Ford More
    72
  7. 7
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    Dodge More
    66
  8. 8
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    Mazda More
    65
  9. 9
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    Honda More
    62
  10. 10
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    ranked low on reranks
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

    Mitsubishi More
    58
  11. 11
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    Infiniti More
    57
  12. 12
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    General Motors, Cadillac More
    56
  13. 13
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    Acura More
    55
  14. 14
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    Volkswagen More
    53
  15. 15
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    Mazda More
    53
  16. 16
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    BMW More
    50
  17. 17
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    Volvo More
    49
  18. 18
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    Volkswagen More
    49
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    ranked low on reranks
    Honda S2000

    Honda More
    45
    added by: JeffreyMartin
  20. 20
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    Honda More
    43
  21. 21
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    Chrysler, Jeep More
    37
  22. 22
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    Chrysler More
    35
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    Ford More
    35
  24. 24
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    Ford Focus ST

    34
  25. 25
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    Volvo More
    34
  26. 26
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    Dodge More
    33
  27. 27
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    Fiat More
    32
  28. 28
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    Ford More
    32
  29. 29
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    Honda More
    32
  30. 30
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    Subaru, Subaru Impreza More
    31
    added by: bullet16
  31. 31
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    Toyota More
    30
  32. 32
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    Hyundai More
    29
    added by: dayton72
    Small, fun, sharp looking
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    Hyundai More
    29
  34. 34
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    Alfa Romeo More
    28
    added by: Embodiment of Life
  35. 35
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    Kia, Hyundai More
    27
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Smart Fortwo

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    26
  37. 37
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    Volkswagen More
    24
    added by: JohnBrewer
  38. 38
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    Nissan More
    24
    added by: chris.kristimaya
    Drives and looks like a more expensive car.
  39. 39
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    Toyota More
    22
    added by: The Enforcer
  40. 40
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    Kia More
    21
    added by: groovius
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Buick Regal GS

    21
  42. 42
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Nissan Versa

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    21
    added by: MicheleRichardsonKraus
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    ranked low on reranks
    Nissan GTR

    14
    added by: EzequielChávez
    sport car  V6   3.8 liter  
  44. 44
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    ranked low on reranks
    Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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    9
    added by: Dani Porter
  45. 45
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    Toyota More
    9
    added by: viktoriyassecrets
  46. 46
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    Pontiac, Holden More
    8
    added by: moretuzzo24
    Sprots Sedan
  47. 47
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    MINI, British Motor Corporation More
    7
    added by: wiabux
  48. 48
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    new! Subaru BRZ

    Subaru More
    7
    added by: Switchdoctor
  49. 49
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    Mazda More
    7
    added by: Dani Porter
  50. 50
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    Scion FR-S

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    6
    added by: Switchdoctor
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