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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. 50
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    added by Switchdoctor Scion FR-S Scion

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  2. 49
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    added by Dani Porter Mazda

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  3. 48
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    new! & added by Switchdoctor Subaru BRZ Subaru

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  4. 47
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    added by wiabux MINI, British Motor Corporation

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  5. 46
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    added by moretuzzo24 Pontiac, Holden Sprots Sedan

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  6. 45
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    added by Dani Porter Hyundai

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  7. 44
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    ranked low on reranks & added by viktoriyassecrets Toyota

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  8. 43
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    ranked low on reranks & added by EzequielChávez Nissan GTR sport car  V6   3.8 liter  

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  9. 42
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Buick Regal GS

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  10. 41
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    often listed & added by MicheleRichardsonKraus Nissan

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  11. 40
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    added by groovius Kia

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  12. 39
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    added by The Enforcer Toyota

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  13. 38
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    added by chris.kristimaya Nissan Drives and looks like a more expensive car.

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  14. 37
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    added by JohnBrewer Volkswagen

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  15. 36
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Smart

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  16. 35
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kia, Hyundai

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  17. 34
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    added by Embodiment of Life Alfa Romeo

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  18. 33
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    Hyundai

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    added by dayton72 Hyundai Small, fun, sharp looking

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  20. 31
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    Toyota

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  21. 30
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    added by bullet16 Subaru, Subaru Impreza

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  22. 29
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    Honda

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  23. 28
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    Ford

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  24. 27
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    Fiat

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  25. 26
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    Dodge

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  26. 25
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    Volvo

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    Ford Focus ST

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    Chrysler

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  29. 22
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    Ford

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  30. 21
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    Chrysler, Jeep

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    Honda

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  32. 19
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    ranked low on reranks & added by JeffreyMartin Honda

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  33. 18
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    Volkswagen

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  34. 17
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    Volvo

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  35. 16
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    BMW

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    Mazda

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    Volkswagen

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    Acura

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  39. 12
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    General Motors, Cadillac

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  40. 11
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    Infiniti

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  41. 10
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    Mitsubishi

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    Honda

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    Mazda

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    Dodge

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    Ford

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    General Motors, Chevrolet

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Mercedes-Benz

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    the people's #1 BMW

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    Nissan

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    most listed Audi

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