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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. 49
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    Scion FR-S

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    7
    added by: Switchdoctor
  2. 48
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    new! Subaru BRZ

    Subaru More
    7
    added by: Switchdoctor
  3. 47
    Up 19
    Down 28
    MINI, British Motor Corporation More
    7
    added by: wiabux
  4. 46
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    Down 11
    Pontiac, Holden More
    8
    added by: moretuzzo24
    Sprots Sedan
  5. 45
    Up 27
    Down 24
    Toyota More
    10
    added by: viktoriyassecrets
  6. 44
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    ranked low on reranks
    Hyundai Genesis Coupe

    Hyundai More
    10
    added by: Dani Porter
  7. 43
    Up 47
    Down 14

    ranked low on reranks
    Nissan GTR

    15
    added by: EzequielChávez
    sport car  V6   3.8 liter  
  8. 42
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    Down 75

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Nissan Versa

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    21
    added by: MicheleRichardsonKraus
  9. 41
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    Down 103
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Buick Regal GS

    21
  10. 40
    Up 27
    Down 113
    Kia More
    22
    added by: groovius
  11. 39
    Up 22
    Down 108
    Toyota More
    22
    added by: The Enforcer
  12. 38
    Up 13
    Down 48
    Volkswagen More
    24
    added by: JohnBrewer
  13. 37
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    Nissan More
    25
    added by: chris.kristimaya
    Drives and looks like a more expensive car.
  14. 36
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Smart Fortwo

    Smart More
    26
  15. 35
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    Kia, Hyundai More
    27
  16. 34
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    Alfa Romeo More
    28
    added by: Embodiment of Life
  17. 33
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    Down 108
    Hyundai More
    29
  18. 32
    Up 37
    Down 90
    Hyundai More
    30
    added by: dayton72
    Small, fun, sharp looking
  19. 31
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    Down 210
    Toyota More
    30
  20. 30
    Up 80
    Down 27
    Subaru, Subaru Impreza More
    31
    added by: bullet16
  21. 29
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    Honda More
    32
  22. 28
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    Down 138
    Ford More
    32
  23. 27
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    Down 243
    Fiat More
    33
  24. 26
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    Dodge More
    34
  25. 25
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    Volvo More
    34
  26. 24
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    Ford Focus ST

    34
  27. 23
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    Down 181
    Ford More
    35
  28. 22
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    Down 213
    Chrysler More
    35
  29. 21
    Up 113
    Down 195
    Chrysler, Jeep More
    37
  30. 20
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    Down 178
    Honda More
    43
  31. 19
    Up 106
    Down 50

    ranked low on reranks
    Honda S2000

    Honda More
    45
    added by: JeffreyMartin
  32. 18
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    Volkswagen More
    49
  33. 17
    Up 118
    Down 232
    Volvo More
    49
  34. 16
    Up 209
    Down 168
    BMW More
    50
  35. 15
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    Down 172
    Mazda More
    53
  36. 14
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    Down 267
    Volkswagen More
    54
  37. 13
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    Acura More
    55
  38. 12
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    Down 210
    General Motors, Cadillac More
    57
  39. 11
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    Down 196
    Infiniti More
    57
  40. 10
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    ranked low on reranks
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

    Mitsubishi More
    58
  41. 9
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    Honda More
    63
  42. 8
    Up 232
    Down 308
    Mazda More
    65
  43. 7
    Up 270
    Down 263
    Dodge More
    66
  44. 6
    Up 375
    Down 243
    Ford More
    72
  45. 5
    Up 360
    Down 268
    General Motors, Chevrolet More
    73
  46. 4
    Up 257
    Down 296

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

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    74
  47. 3
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    Down 232

    the people's #1
    BMW 3 Series

    BMW More
    85
  48. 2
    Up 434
    Down 250
    Nissan More
    92
  49. 1
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    most listed
    Audi A4

    Audi More
    96
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