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The Best Inexpensive Cars

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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.

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    Audi A4

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    Nissan 370Z

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    BMW 3 Series

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    Chevrolet Camaro

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    Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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    Ford More
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    Dodge More
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    Mazda MX-5

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    Honda More
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    Infiniti More
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    General Motors, Cadillac More
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    Mazda More
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    Acura More
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    Volkswagen More
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    BMW More
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    Volkswagen More
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    Volvo More
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    Honda More
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    added by: JeffreyMartin
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    Ford Focus ST

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    Alfa Romeo Brera

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    Honda Fit

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    Jeep Grand Cherokee

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    Chrysler 300

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    Dodge Durango

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    Ford F-Series

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    Fiat More
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    Subaru, Subaru Impreza More
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    Hyundai Veloster

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    Small, fun, sharp looking
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    Toyota FJ Cruiser

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    Kia Optima

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    Smart Fortwo

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    Nissan More
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    Buick Regal GS

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    Drives and looks like a more expensive car.
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    Toyota More
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    Nissan GTR

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    sport car  V6   3.8 liter  
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    Kia Soul

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    Hyundai More
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    Toyota More
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    Pontiac, Holden More
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    Sprots Sedan
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