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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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    Volkswagen Golf R

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

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  3. 48
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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Dodge

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  4. 47
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    - 22

    added by jonnoscampertrailers
    Renault

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  5. 46
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    Ford

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  6. 45
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    - 7

    added by chrisbenhaas
    Volkswagen

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  7. 44
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    - 149

    added by dayton72
    Hyundai Small, fun, sharp looking

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  8. 43
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    Fiat

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  9. 42
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    - 96

    added by JohnBrewer
    Volkswagen

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  10. 41
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    Alfa Romeo

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  11. 40
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    Hyundai

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  12. 39
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    Toyota

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  13. 38
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    - 17

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    Mazda

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  14. 37
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    added by jonnoscampertrailers
    General Motors, Chevrolet

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  15. 36
    + 14
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    added by jonnoscampertrailers
    Chrysler, Dodge

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  16. 35
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    Buick

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  17. 34
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    added by jonnoscampertrailers
    Pontiac, General Motors, Holden

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  18. 33
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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Volvo

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  19. 32
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    Honda

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  20. 31
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    Toyota

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  21. 30
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    Porsche

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    Nissan GTR sport car  V6   3.8 liter  

  23. 28
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    added by jonnoscampertrailers
    Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

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    Chrysler

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    Toyota

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  26. 25
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    Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

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  27. 24
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    - 179


    Ford

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  28. 23
    + 108
    - 150


    Ford Focus ST

  29. 22
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    Honda

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  30. 21
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    - 214


    Ford

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  31. 20
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    Chrysler, Jeep

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  32. 19
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    ranked low on reranks & added by bullet16
    Subaru, Subaru Impreza

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  33. 18
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    - 295

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Volvo

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  34. 17
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    Volkswagen

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  35. 16
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    - 339


    Volkswagen

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  36. 15
    + 161
    - 104

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    Honda

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  37. 14
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    Mazda

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  38. 13
    + 253
    - 228


    BMW

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  39. 12
    + 250
    - 251


    Acura

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  40. 11
    + 295
    - 316


    Honda

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  41. 10
    + 344
    - 247


    General Motors, Cadillac

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  42. 9
    + 376
    - 252


    Mitsubishi

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  43. 8
    + 337
    - 241


    Infiniti

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  44. 7
    + 346
    - 325


    Dodge

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  45. 6
    + 328
    - 346

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Mazda

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  46. 5
    + 318
    - 372

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Mercedes-Benz

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  47. 4
    + 466
    - 315


    Ford

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  48. 3
    + 451
    - 335


    General Motors, Chevrolet

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  49. 2
    + 503
    - 336


    Nissan

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    + 591
    - 359

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    Audi

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