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List Rules 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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1
657 406
Audi A4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Audi A4 Audi

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2
567 371
Nissan 370Z is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Nissan 370Z Nissan

3
515 379
Chevrolet Camaro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Chevrolet Camaro General Motors, Chevrolet

4
517 360
Ford Mustang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

5
354 412
Mercedes-Benz C-Class is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Mercedes-Benz

6
374 385
Mazda MX-5 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda MX-5 Mazda

7
397 360
Dodge Challenger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

8
430 281
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

9
377 286
Cadillac CTS is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Cadillac CTS General Motors, Cadillac

10
366 283
Infiniti G is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Infiniti G Infiniti

11
331 355
Honda Accord is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda Accord Honda

12
216 125
Honda S2000 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
JeffreyMartin added Honda S2000 Honda

13
299 265
Mazda RX-8 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda RX-8 Mazda

14
284 259
BMW 1 Series is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

15
274 285
Acura TSX is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Acura TSX Acura

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16
221 363
Volkswagen Golf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen

17
237 374
Volkswagen Jetta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen Jetta Volkswagen

18
172 91
Subaru Impreza WRX STI is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
bullet16 added Subaru Impreza WRX STI Subaru, Subaru Impreza

19
154 326
Volvo C30 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo C30 Volvo

20
178 257
Honda CR-Z is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda CR-Z Honda

21
195 258
Jeep Grand Cherokee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Jeep Grand Cherokee Chrysler, Jeep

22
196 243
Ford F-Series is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

23
138 171
Ford Focus ST is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford Focus ST

24
121 204
Ford Focus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford Focus Ford

25
141 73
Nissan GTR is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
EzequielChávez added Nissan GTR sport car  V6   3.8 liter   

26
51 39
Chevrolet Corvette is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Chevrolet Corvette General Motors, Chevrolet

27
48 47
Pontiac GTO is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Pontiac GTO Pontiac, General Motors, Holden

28
48 51
Suzuki Swift is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Suzuki Swift Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

29
146 295
Chrysler 300 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Chrysler 300 Chrysler

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30
43 66
Toyota Corolla is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dismalhead added Toyota Corolla Toyota

31
134 287
Toyota FJ Cruiser is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

32
123 317
Honda Fit is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda Fit Honda

33
55 114
Alfa Romeo Brera is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Embodiment of Life added Alfa Romeo Brera Alfa Romeo

34
38 52
Suzuki Jimny is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Suzuki Jimny Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

35
94 290
Volvo V50 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo V50 Volvo

36
30 24
Volkswagen GTI is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
chrisbenhaas added Volkswagen GTI Volkswagen

37
27 19
Volkswagen Golf R is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
chrisbenhaas added Volkswagen Golf R

38
47 121
Volkswagen Beetle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
JohnBrewer added Volkswagen Beetle Volkswagen

39
114 322
Fiat 500 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Fiat 500 Fiat

40
57 30
Subaru BRZ is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Switchdoctor added Subaru BRZ Subaru

41
77 181
Hyundai Sonata is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Hyundai Sonata Hyundai

42
59 36
Mazda Mazda3 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dani Porter added Mazda Mazda3 Mazda

43
60 168
Hyundai Veloster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
dayton72 added Hyundai Veloster Hyundai - Small, fun, sharp looking

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44
100 352
Dodge Durango is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

45
41 58
Buick Verano is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Buick Verano Buick

46
40 64
Toyota Prius is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Toyota Prius Toyota

47
50 31
Subaru Impreza WRX is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
MatthewGill added Subaru Impreza WRX Subaru, Subaru Impreza

48
52 34
Scion FR-S is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Switchdoctor added Scion FR-S Scion

49
15 42
Renault Clio Renault Sport is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Renault Clio Renault Sport Renault

50
88 145
Ford Explorer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own