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The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own 

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Updated August 6, 2018 36.4k votes 4k voters 208k views 65 items

List Rules 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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Audi A4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Audi
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Nissan 370Z is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Nissan
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Ford Mustang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
4
Chevrolet Camaro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
General Motors, Chevrolet
5
Dodge Challenger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolut... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
7
Cadillac CTS is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
General Motors, Cadillac
8
Mazda MX-5 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda
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BMW M3 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Markiplier added BMW
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Mercedes-Benz
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Chevrolet Corvette is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added General Motors, Chevrolet
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Honda S2000 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
JeffreyMartin added Honda
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Mazda RX-8 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda RX-8 Mazda
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Subaru Impreza WRX STI ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
bullet16 added Subaru, Subaru Impreza
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Porsche Boxster is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Porsche
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BMW 1 Series is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
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Honda Accord is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda
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Nissan GTR is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
EzequielChávez added Nissan GTR
sport car  V6   3.8 liter 
 
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Infiniti G is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Infiniti
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Volkswagen GTI is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
chrisbenhaas added Volkswagen
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Ford Focus ST is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford Focus ST
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Pontiac GTO is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Pontiac, General Motors, Holden
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Acura TSX is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Acura
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Volkswagen Golf R is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
chrisbenhaas added Volkswagen Golf R
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Subaru BRZ is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Switchdoctor added Subaru BRZ Subaru