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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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    most listed
    Audi

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    Nissan

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    + 499
    - 305

    the people's #1
    BMW

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  4. 4
    + 452
    - 301


    Ford

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  5. 5
    + 437
    - 322


    General Motors, Chevrolet

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  6. 6
    + 340
    - 312


    Dodge

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  7. 7
    + 307
    - 362

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Mercedes-Benz

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  8. 8
    + 364
    - 243


    Mitsubishi

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  9. 9
    + 337
    - 240


    General Motors, Cadillac

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  10. 10
    + 330
    - 233


    Infiniti

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  11. 11
    + 315
    - 336


    Mazda

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  12. 12
    + 291
    - 306


    Honda

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  13. 13
    + 242
    - 247


    Acura

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  14. 14
    + 240
    - 234


    Mazda

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  15. 15
    + 241
    - 224


    BMW

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    + 147
    - 100

    added by JeffreyMartin
    Honda

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  17. 17
    + 209
    - 330


    Volkswagen

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  18. 18
    + 119
    - 69

    added by bullet16
    Subaru, Subaru Impreza

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  19. 19
    + 179
    - 323


    Volkswagen

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  20. 20
    + 167
    - 219


    Chrysler, Jeep

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  21. 21
    + 153
    - 225


    Honda

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  22. 22
    + 177
    - 209


    Ford

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  23. 23
    + 133
    - 287

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Volvo

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  24. 24
    + 101
    - 146


    Ford Focus ST

  25. 25
    + 95
    - 172


    Ford

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  26. 26
    + 132
    - 258

    often listed
    Chrysler

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  27. 27
    + 35
    - 24


    Buick

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  28. 28
    + 78
    - 55

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

  29. 29
    + 43
    - 12

    ranked low on reranks & added by Dani Porter
    Mazda

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  30. 30
    + 31
    - 30


    Toyota

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  31. 31
    + 114
    - 254


    Toyota

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  32. 32
    + 111
    - 279


    Honda

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  33. 33
    + 69
    - 156


    Hyundai

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  34. 34
    + 81
    - 262


    Volvo

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  35. 35
    + 52
    - 143

    added by dayton72
    Hyundai Small, fun, sharp looking

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  36. 36
    + 103
    - 296


    Fiat

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  37. 37
    + 34
    - 91

    added by Embodiment of Life
    Alfa Romeo

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  38. 38
    + 76
    - 117

    ranked low on reranks
    Ford

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  39. 39
    + 91
    - 322

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Dodge

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  40. 40
    + 35
    - 86

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

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    + 33
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    ranked low on reranks & added by jonnoscampertrailers
    Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

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    + 53
    - 130
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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Buick Regal GS

  43. 43
    + 30
    - 91

    often listed & added by JohnBrewer
    Volkswagen

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    + 36
    - 26

    ranked low on reranks & added by Dismalhead
    Honda

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  45. 45
    + 30
    - 17

    added by jonnoscampertrailers
    Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

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    + 29
    - 22

    added by Switchdoctor
    Subaru BRZ Subaru

  47. 47
    + 34
    - 35

    added by moretuzzo24
    Pontiac, Holden Sprots Sedan

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  48. 48
    + 25
    - 21

    added by MatthewGill
    Subaru, Subaru Impreza

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  49. 49
    + 26
    - 24

    added by Switchdoctor
    Scion FR-S Scion

  50. 50
    + 27
    - 26

    added by Dismalhead
    Toyota

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