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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
823 530
Audi A4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Audi

2
727 431
Nissan 370Z is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Nissan

3
653 454
Chevrolet Camaro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
General Motors, Chevrolet

4
654 430
Ford Mustang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

5
510 418
Dodge Challenger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

6
449 492
Mercedes-Benz C-Class is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mercedes-Benz

7
480 445
Mazda MX-5 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda

8
537 337
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

9
431 352
Cadillac CTS is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
General Motors, Cadillac

10
413 350
Infiniti G is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Infiniti

11
396 426
Honda Accord is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda

12
373 305
Mazda RX-8 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda

13
295 172
Honda S2000 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
JeffreyMartin added Honda

14
342 310
BMW 1 Series is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

15
315 348
Acura TSX is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Acura

16
272 110
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
265 419
Volkswagen Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen

18
103 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
111 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
184 209
Ford Focus ST is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford Focus ST

22
87 58
Porsche Boxster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Porsche

23
179 386
Volvo C30 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo

24
216 311
Jeep Grand Cherokee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Chrysler, Jeep

25
202 298
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
202 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
78 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
170 333
Chrysler 300 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Chrysler

32
60 52
Volkswagen GTI is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
chrisbenhaas added Volkswagen

33
56 48
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
49 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
107 325
Volvo V50 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo

38
106 42
Subaru BRZ is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Switchdoctor added Subaru

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
64 86
Suzuki Swift is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

46
80 106
Hyundai Genesis Coupe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dani Porter added Hyundai

47
70 141
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
89 41
Toyota Supra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Toyota

49
103 174
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