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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
825 531
Audi A4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Audi

2
730 432
Nissan 370Z is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Nissan

3
656 455
Chevrolet Camaro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
General Motors, Chevrolet

4
656 432
Ford Mustang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

5
511 420
Dodge Challenger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

6
451 493
Mercedes-Benz C-Class is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mercedes-Benz

7
482 445
Mazda MX-5 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda

8
538 337
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

9
432 352
Cadillac CTS is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
General Motors, Cadillac

10
414 350
Infiniti G is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Infiniti

11
397 427
Honda Accord is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda

12
374 306
Mazda RX-8 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda

13
296 173
Honda S2000 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
JeffreyMartin added Honda

14
343 311
BMW 1 Series is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

15
315 349
Acura TSX is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Acura

16
274 110
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
266 420
Volkswagen Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen

18
104 34
BMW M3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Markiplier added BMW

19
261 432
Volkswagen Jetta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen

20
112 61
Chevrolet Corvette is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added General Motors, Chevrolet

21
184 210
Ford Focus ST is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford Focus ST

22
88 58
Porsche Boxster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Porsche

23
180 386
Volvo C30 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo

24
216 312
Jeep Grand Cherokee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Chrysler, Jeep

25
203 298
Honda CR-Z is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda

26
161 235
Ford Focus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford

27
217 285
Ford F-Series is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

28
203 96
Nissan GTR is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
EzequielChávez added sport car  V6   3.8 liter 
 

29
79 72
Pontiac GTO is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Pontiac, General Motors, Holden

30
82 64
Mazda Mazda3 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dani Porter added Mazda

31
61 52
Volkswagen GTI is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
chrisbenhaas added Volkswagen

32
171 333
Chrysler 300 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Chrysler

33
56 49
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
50 29
Hennessey Venom GT is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
ducky99 added

35
76 84
Pontiac G8 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
moretuzzo24 added Pontiac, Holden - Sprots Sedan

36
89 103
Toyota MR2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
viktoriyassecrets added Toyota

37
107 42
Subaru BRZ is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Switchdoctor added Subaru

38
107 325
Volvo V50 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo

39
75 152
Volkswagen Beetle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
JohnBrewer added Volkswagen

40
65 64
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
58 58
Infiniti G37 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Infiniti

42
65 100
Toyota Corolla is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dismalhead added Toyota

43
146 315
Toyota FJ Cruiser is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

44
133 350
Honda Fit is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda

45
81 106
Hyundai Genesis Coupe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dani Porter added Hyundai

46
64 86
Suzuki Swift is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

47
72 141
Alfa Romeo Brera is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Embodiment of Life added Alfa Romeo

48
90 41
Toyota Supra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Toyota

49
103 175
Ford Explorer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

50
111 383
Dodge Durango is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own