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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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675 418
Audi A4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Audi A4 Audi

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2
582 379
Nissan 370Z is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Nissan 370Z Nissan

3
528 388
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
540 367
Ford Mustang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

5
365 421
Mercedes-Benz C-Class is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Mercedes-Benz

6
383 394
Mazda MX-5 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda MX-5 Mazda

7
408 364
Dodge Challenger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

8
442 286
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

9
380 293
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
369 293
Infiniti G is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Infiniti G Infiniti

11
340 362
Honda Accord is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda Accord Honda

12
226 131
Honda S2000 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
JeffreyMartin added Honda S2000 Honda

13
307 271
Mazda RX-8 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda RX-8 Mazda

14
292 265
BMW 1 Series is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

15
279 292
Acura TSX is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Acura TSX Acura

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228 369
Volkswagen Golf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen

17
179 93
Subaru Impreza WRX STI is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
bullet16 added Subaru Impreza WRX STI Subaru, Subaru Impreza

18
240 378
Volkswagen Jetta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen Jetta Volkswagen

19
159 330
Volvo C30 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo C30 Volvo

20
181 260
Honda CR-Z is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda CR-Z Honda

21
196 262
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

22
197 247
Ford F-Series is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

23
141 174
Ford Focus ST is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford Focus ST

24
125 206
Ford Focus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford Focus Ford

25
147 75
Nissan GTR is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
EzequielChávez added Nissan GTR sport car  V6   3.8 liter   

26
42 33
Porsche Boxster is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Porsche Boxster Porsche

27
58 40
Chevrolet Corvette is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Chevrolet Corvette General Motors, Chevrolet

28
52 54
Suzuki Swift is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Suzuki Swift Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

29
50 51
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

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147 298
Chrysler 300 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Chrysler 300 Chrysler

31
46 69
Toyota Corolla is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dismalhead added Toyota Corolla Toyota

32
32 11
BMW M3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Markiplier added BMW M3 BMW

33
136 290
Toyota FJ Cruiser is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

34
124 320
Honda Fit is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda Fit Honda

35
56 118
Alfa Romeo Brera is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Embodiment of Life added Alfa Romeo Brera Alfa Romeo

36
38 56
Suzuki Jimny is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Suzuki Jimny Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

37
54 122
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
95 293
Volvo V50 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo V50 Volvo

39
32 26
Volkswagen GTI is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
chrisbenhaas added Volkswagen GTI Volkswagen

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29 21
Volkswagen Golf R is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
chrisbenhaas added Volkswagen Golf R

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60 32
Subaru BRZ is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Switchdoctor added Subaru BRZ Subaru

42
79 183
Hyundai Sonata is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Hyundai Sonata Hyundai

43
61 38
Mazda Mazda3 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dani Porter added Mazda Mazda3 Mazda

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114 327
Fiat 500 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Fiat 500 Fiat

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42 66
Toyota Prius is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Toyota Prius Toyota

46
62 173
Hyundai Veloster is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
dayton72 added Hyundai Veloster Hyundai - Small, fun, sharp looking

47
101 355
Dodge Durango is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

48
55 36
Scion FR-S is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Switchdoctor added Scion FR-S Scion

49
52 33
Subaru Impreza WRX is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
MatthewGill added Subaru Impreza WRX Subaru, Subaru Impreza

50
41 62
Buick Verano is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Buick Verano Buick