The Best Inexpensive Cars Car Models

The Best Inexpensive Cars

original ranker
141,091 views 49 items 15,579 votes 1,954 voters 38 followers 17reranks
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.

List Criteria: Cars must be valued at $35,000 or less.

  • the crowd
  • 17 reranks
  • comments
  • </> embed
DISPLAY Rerank This List
»

see the list ranked by:

    Rank
    loading your
    votes…
     
      Name
    Score
    1. 49
      Up 27
      Down 113
      Kia More
      21
      added by: groovius
    2. 48
      Up 1
      Down 1

      Scion FR-S

      Scion More
      22
      added by: Switchdoctor
    3. 47
      Up 2
      Down 1

      new! Subaru BRZ

      Subaru More
      22
      added by: Switchdoctor
    4. 46
      Up 19
      Down 28
      MINI, British Motor Corporation More
      22
      added by: wiabux
    5. 45
      Up 13
      Down 11
      Pontiac, Holden More
      23
      added by: moretuzzo24
      Sprots Sedan
    6. 44
      Up 22
      Down 108
      Toyota More
      24
      added by: The Enforcer
    7. 43
      Up 27
      Down 24
      Toyota More
      25
      added by: viktoriyassecrets
    8. 42
      Up 30
      Down 28

      ranked low on reranks
      Hyundai Genesis Coupe

      Hyundai More
      25
      added by: Dani Porter
    9. 41
      Up 16
      Down 75
      Nissan More
      27
      added by: MicheleRichardsonKraus
    10. 40
      Up 21
      Down 43
      Nissan More
      27
      added by: chris.kristimaya
      Drives and looks like a more expensive car.
    11. 39
      Up 26
      Down 103
      No image

      Buick Regal GS

      27
    12. 38
      Up 36
      Down 342

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Smart Fortwo

      Smart More
      29
    13. 37
      Up 47
      Down 14

      Nissan GTR

      30
      added by: EzequielChávez
      sport car  V6   3.8 liter  
    14. 36
      Up 61
      Down 295

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Kia Optima

      Kia, Hyundai More
      31
    15. 35
      Up 92
      Down 210
      Toyota More
      31
    16. 34
      Up 37
      Down 89
      Hyundai More
      31
      added by: dayton72
      Small, fun, sharp looking
    17. 33
      Up 56
      Down 108
      Hyundai More
      32
    18. 32
      Up 80
      Down 27
      Subaru, Subaru Impreza More
      33
      added by: bullet16
    19. 31
      Up 90
      Down 242
      Fiat More
      35
    20. 30
      Up 128
      Down 181

      ranked low on reranks
      Ford F-Series

      Ford More
      35
    21. 29
      Up 68
      Down 213
      Volvo More
      35
    22. 28
      Up 69
      Down 273
      Dodge More
      36
    23. 27
      Up 60
      Down 137
      Ford More
      37
    24. 26
      Up 12
      Down 48
      Volkswagen More
      37
      added by: JohnBrewer
    25. 25
      Up 105
      Down 212
      Chrysler More
      37
    26. 24
      Up 113
      Down 194
      Chrysler, Jeep More
      39
    27. 23
      Up 84
      Down 234
      Honda More
      39
    28. 22
      Up 24
      Down 43
      Alfa Romeo More
      43
      added by: Embodiment of Life
    29. 21
      Up 72
      Down 105
      No image

      Ford Focus ST

      43
    30. 20
      Up 122
      Down 178
      Honda More
      44
    31. 19
      Up 105
      Down 50

      ranked low on reranks
      Honda S2000

      Honda More
      48
      added by: JeffreyMartin
    32. 18
      Up 118
      Down 231
      Volvo More
      51
    33. 17
      Up 151
      Down 263
      Volkswagen More
      52
    34. 16
      Up 208
      Down 168
      BMW More
      53
    35. 15
      Up 178
      Down 267
      Volkswagen More
      55
    36. 14
      Up 197
      Down 192
      Acura More
      58
    37. 13
      Up 208
      Down 172
      Mazda More
      59
    38. 12
      Up 249
      Down 209
      General Motors, Cadillac More
      61
    39. 11
      Up 258
      Down 195
      Infiniti More
      62
    40. 10
      Up 234
      Down 231
      Honda More
      65
    41. 9
      Up 298
      Down 184

      ranked low on reranks
      Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

      Mitsubishi More
      65
    42. 8
      Up 231
      Down 308
      Mazda More
      66
    43. 7
      Up 270
      Down 262
      Dodge More
      69
    44. 6
      Up 374
      Down 243
      Ford More
      75
    45. 5
      Up 256
      Down 295

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

      Mercedes-Benz More
      76
    46. 4
      Up 360
      Down 267
      General Motors, Chevrolet More
      77
    47. 3
      Up 435
      Down 231

      the people's #1
      BMW 3 Series

      BMW More
      87
    48. 2
      Up 434
      Down 250
      Nissan More
      92
    49. 1
      Up 506
      Down 265

      most listed
      Audi A4

      Audi More
      96
    50. 50 +

      Something missing? Add it!

    Is this list missing something?
    RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS + 5 MORE

    items 1 - 49 of 49

    think you can do better?

    Rerank This List
    why?

    got a blog or website?

    embed this list
    why?

    more popular lists