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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
802 512
Audi A4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Audi

2
700 425
Nissan 370Z is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Nissan

3
636 440
Chevrolet Camaro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
General Motors, Chevrolet

4
638 421
Ford Mustang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

5
435 479
Mercedes-Benz C-Class is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mercedes-Benz

6
488 413
Dodge Challenger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

7
467 434
Mazda MX-5 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda

8
518 327
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

9
418 342
Cadillac CTS is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
General Motors, Cadillac

10
407 336
Infiniti G is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Infiniti

11
385 412
Honda Accord is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda

12
358 296
Mazda RX-8 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda

13
281 163
Honda S2000 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
JeffreyMartin added Honda

14
334 297
BMW 1 Series is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

15
309 335
Acura TSX is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Acura

16
253 106
Subaru Impreza WRX STI is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
bullet16 added Subaru, Subaru Impreza

17
260 406
Volkswagen Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen

18
92 26
BMW M3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Markiplier added BMW

19
258 418
Volkswagen Jetta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen

20
178 196
Ford Focus ST is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford Focus ST

21
101 57
Chevrolet Corvette is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added General Motors, Chevrolet

22
175 373
Volvo C30 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo

23
213 300
Jeep Grand Cherokee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Chrysler, Jeep

24
77 53
Porsche Boxster is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Porsche

25
198 288
Honda CR-Z is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda

26
155 225
Ford Focus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford

27
209 278
Ford F-Series is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

28
78 57
Mazda Mazda3 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dani Porter added Mazda

29
188 91
Nissan GTR is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
EzequielChávez added sport car  V6   3.8 liter   

30
67 69
Pontiac GTO is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Pontiac, General Motors, Holden

31
56 44
Volkswagen GTI is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
chrisbenhaas added Volkswagen

32
167 325
Chrysler 300 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Chrysler

33
52 40
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
40 25
Hennessey Venom GT is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
ducky99 added

35
84 97
Toyota MR2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
viktoriyassecrets added Toyota

36
72 143
Volkswagen Beetle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
JohnBrewer added Volkswagen

37
105 316
Volvo V50 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo

38
70 79
Pontiac G8 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
moretuzzo24 added Pontiac, Holden - Sprots Sedan

39
54 52
Infiniti G37 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Infiniti

40
59 60
Jeep Wrangler is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Chrysler, Jeep, American Motors

41
62 79
Suzuki Swift is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

42
60 95
Toyota Corolla is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dismalhead added Toyota

43
94 40
Subaru BRZ is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Switchdoctor added Subaru

44
131 344
Honda Fit is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda

45
142 311
Toyota FJ Cruiser is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

46
69 136
Alfa Romeo Brera is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Embodiment of Life added Alfa Romeo

47
76 102
Hyundai Genesis Coupe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dani Porter added Hyundai

48
101 168
Ford Explorer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

49
109 377
Dodge Durango is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

50
87 205
Hyundai Sonata is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Hyundai