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The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

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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 people's #1 & most listed
    Audi

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    Nissan

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    General Motors, Chevrolet

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    Ford

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Mercedes-Benz

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    Mazda

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    Dodge

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    Mitsubishi

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    Infiniti

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    General Motors, Cadillac

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    Honda

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    Acura

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    BMW

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    Mazda

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    Honda

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    Volkswagen

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    Volkswagen

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Volvo

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    Subaru, Subaru Impreza

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    Chrysler, Jeep

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    Ford

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    Honda

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    Ford Focus ST

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    Ford

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    Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

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    Toyota

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    Chrysler

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    Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

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

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    Porsche

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    Toyota

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    Honda

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    added by jonnoscampertrailers
    Pontiac, General Motors, Holden

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    added by jonnoscampertrailers
    Chrysler, Dodge

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    General Motors, Chevrolet

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    Buick

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    Volvo

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Dani Porter
    Mazda

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    Volkswagen

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    Toyota

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    Hyundai

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    Alfa Romeo

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    Fiat

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    Hyundai Small, fun, sharp looking

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    Ford

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    added by chrisbenhaas
    Volkswagen

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    added by jonnoscampertrailers
    Renault

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dodge

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

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    added by chrisbenhaas
    Volkswagen Golf R

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