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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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1
753 477
Audi A4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Audi A4 Audi

2
657 410
Nissan 370Z is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Nissan 370Z Nissan

3
596 417
Chevrolet Camaro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Chevrolet Camaro General Motors, Chevrolet

4
608 395
Ford Mustang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

5
465 390
Dodge Challenger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

6
411 456
Mercedes-Benz C-Class is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Mercedes-Benz

7
445 417
Mazda MX-5 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda MX-5 Mazda

8
488 315
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

9
409 327
Cadillac CTS is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Cadillac CTS General Motors, Cadillac

10
389 325
Infiniti G is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Infiniti G Infiniti

11
364 396
Honda Accord is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda Accord Honda

12
340 286
Mazda RX-8 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda RX-8 Mazda

13
260 153
Honda S2000 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
JeffreyMartin added Honda S2000 Honda

14
321 287
BMW 1 Series is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

Cheapest Cars to Insure

15
298 321
Acura TSX is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Acura TSX Acura

16
225 103
Subaru Impreza WRX STI is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
bullet16 added Subaru Impreza WRX STI Subaru, Subaru Impreza

17
248 398
Volkswagen Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen

18
253 406
Volkswagen Jetta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen Jetta Volkswagen

19
70 20
BMW M3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Markiplier added BMW M3 BMW

20
169 358
Volvo C30 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo C30 Volvo

21
211 284
Jeep Grand Cherokee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Jeep Grand Cherokee Chrysler, Jeep

The Worst Cars Ever Made

22
162 189
Ford Focus ST is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford Focus ST

23
85 48
Chevrolet Corvette is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Chevrolet Corvette General Motors, Chevrolet

24
63 42
Porsche Boxster is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Porsche Boxster Porsche

25
194 280
Honda CR-Z is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda CR-Z Honda

26
147 215
Ford Focus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford Focus Ford

27
205 263
Ford F-Series is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

28
70 49
Mazda Mazda3 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dani Porter added Mazda Mazda3 Mazda

The Most Popular Cars for Men

29
63 58
Pontiac GTO is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Pontiac GTO Pontiac, General Motors, Holden

30
172 85
Nissan GTR is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
EzequielChávez added Nissan GTR sport car  V6   3.8 liter   

31
160 311
Chrysler 300 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Chrysler 300 Chrysler

32
45 37
Volkswagen GTI is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
chrisbenhaas added Volkswagen GTI Volkswagen

33
40 31
Volkswagen Golf R is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
chrisbenhaas added Volkswagen Golf R

34
65 67
Pontiac G8 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
moretuzzo24 added Pontiac G8 Pontiac, Holden - Sprots Sedan

35
77 87
Toyota MR2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
viktoriyassecrets added Toyota MR2 Toyota

33 Celebrities Who Drive Teslas

36
103 305
Volvo V50 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo V50 Volvo

37
65 133
Volkswagen Beetle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
JohnBrewer added Volkswagen Beetle Volkswagen

38
60 69
Suzuki Swift is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Suzuki Swift Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

39
29 19
Hennessey Venom GT is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
ducky99 added Hennessey Venom GT

40
53 83
Toyota Corolla is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dismalhead added Toyota Corolla Toyota

41
128 334
Honda Fit is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda Fit Honda

42
140 303
Toyota FJ Cruiser is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

The 10 Strangest, Most Terrifying Creatures Ever Found

43
100 161
Ford Explorer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

44
64 130
Alfa Romeo Brera is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Embodiment of Life added Alfa Romeo Brera Alfa Romeo

45
42 47
Infiniti G37 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Infiniti G37 Infiniti

46
46 55
Jeep Wrangler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Jeep Wrangler Chrysler, Jeep, American Motors

47
69 98
Hyundai Genesis Coupe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dani Porter added Hyundai Genesis Coupe Hyundai

48
80 38
Subaru BRZ is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Switchdoctor added Subaru BRZ Subaru

49
84 198
Hyundai Sonata is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Hyundai Sonata Hyundai

50
107 370
Dodge Durango is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own