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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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  1. 14
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    Acura More
    58
  2. 22
    Up 24
    Down 43
    Alfa Romeo More
    43
    added by: Embodiment of Life
  3. 1
    Up 506
    Down 265

    most listed
    Audi A4

    Audi More
    96
  4. 16
    Up 208
    Down 168
    BMW More
    53
  5. 3
    Up 435
    Down 231

    the people's #1
    BMW 3 Series

    BMW More
    87
  6. 39
    Up 26
    Down 103
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    Buick Regal GS

    27
  7. 12
    Up 249
    Down 209
    General Motors, Cadillac More
    61
  8. 4
    Up 360
    Down 267
    General Motors, Chevrolet More
    77
  9. 25
    Up 105
    Down 212
    Chrysler More
    37
  10. 7
    Up 270
    Down 262
    Dodge More
    69
  11. 28
    Up 69
    Down 273
    Dodge More
    36
  12. 31
    Up 90
    Down 242
    Fiat More
    35
  13. 30
    Up 128
    Down 181

    ranked low on reranks
    Ford F-Series

    Ford More
    35
  14. 27
    Up 60
    Down 137
    Ford More
    37
  15. 21
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    Down 105
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    Ford Focus ST

    43
  16. 6
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    Down 243
    Ford More
    75
  17. 10
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    Honda More
    65
  18. 20
    Up 122
    Down 178
    Honda More
    44
  19. 23
    Up 84
    Down 234
    Honda More
    39
  20. 19
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    ranked low on reranks
    Honda S2000

    Honda More
    48
    added by: JeffreyMartin
  21. 42
    Up 30
    Down 28

    ranked low on reranks
    Hyundai Genesis Coupe

    Hyundai More
    25
    added by: Dani Porter
  22. 33
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    Down 108
    Hyundai More
    32
  23. 34
    Up 37
    Down 89
    Hyundai More
    31
    added by: dayton72
    Small, fun, sharp looking
  24. 11
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    Down 195
    Infiniti More
    62
  25. 24
    Up 113
    Down 194
    Chrysler, Jeep More
    39
  26. 36
    Up 61
    Down 295

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Kia Optima

    Kia, Hyundai More
    31
  27. 49
    Up 27
    Down 113
    Kia More
    21
    added by: groovius
  28. 46
    Up 19
    Down 28
    MINI, British Motor Corporation More
    22
    added by: wiabux
  29. 8
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    Down 308
    Mazda More
    66
  30. 13
    Up 208
    Down 172
    Mazda More
    59
  31. 5
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    Down 295

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    Mercedes-Benz More
    76
  32. 9
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    Down 184

    ranked low on reranks
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

    Mitsubishi More
    65
  33. 2
    Up 434
    Down 250
    Nissan More
    92
  34. 40
    Up 21
    Down 43
    Nissan More
    27
    added by: chris.kristimaya
    Drives and looks like a more expensive car.
  35. 37
    Up 47
    Down 14

    Nissan GTR

    30
    added by: EzequielChávez
    sport car  V6   3.8 liter  
  36. 41
    Up 16
    Down 75
    Nissan More
    27
    added by: MicheleRichardsonKraus
  37. 45
    Up 13
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    Pontiac, Holden More
    23
    added by: moretuzzo24
    Sprots Sedan
  38. 48
    Up 1
    Down 1

    Scion FR-S

    Scion More
    22
    added by: Switchdoctor
  39. 38
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Smart Fortwo

    Smart More
    29
  40. 47
    Up 2
    Down 1

    new! Subaru BRZ

    Subaru More
    22
    added by: Switchdoctor
  41. 32
    Up 80
    Down 27
    Subaru, Subaru Impreza More
    33
    added by: bullet16
  42. 35
    Up 92
    Down 210
    Toyota More
    31
  43. 43
    Up 27
    Down 24
    Toyota More
    25
    added by: viktoriyassecrets
  44. 44
    Up 22
    Down 108
    Toyota More
    24
    added by: The Enforcer
  45. 26
    Up 12
    Down 48
    Volkswagen More
    37
    added by: JohnBrewer
  46. 17
    Up 151
    Down 263
    Volkswagen More
    52
  47. 15
    Up 178
    Down 267
    Volkswagen More
    55
  48. 18
    Up 118
    Down 231
    Volvo More
    51
  49. 29
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    Down 213
    Volvo More
    35
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