Trucks The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
28.2k votes 3.4k voters 188.2k views 71 items

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.

Ready to buy? Check out this list of the cheapest cars to insure for more details.
list ordered by

1
801 509
Audi A4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Audi

2
699 424
Nissan 370Z is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Nissan

3
634 439
Chevrolet Camaro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
General Motors, Chevrolet

4
636 420
Ford Mustang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

5
434 477
Mercedes-Benz C-Class is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mercedes-Benz

6
487 411
Dodge Challenger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

7
465 433
Mazda MX-5 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda

8
517 326
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

9
417 340
Cadillac CTS is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
General Motors, Cadillac

10
406 335
Infiniti G is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Infiniti

11
385 411
Honda Accord is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda

12
356 296
Mazda RX-8 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda

13
280 163
Honda S2000 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
JeffreyMartin added Honda

14
333 296
BMW 1 Series is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

15
308 334
Acura TSX is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Acura

16
252 106
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
259 406
Volkswagen Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen

18
91 25
BMW M3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Markiplier added BMW

19
258 417
Volkswagen Jetta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen

20
177 196
Ford Focus ST is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford Focus ST

21
99 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
174 372
Volvo C30 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo

23
212 299
Jeep Grand Cherokee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Chrysler, Jeep

24
75 53
Porsche Boxster is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Porsche

25
197 287
Honda CR-Z is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda

26
154 224
Ford Focus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford

27
207 277
Ford F-Series is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

28
77 56
Mazda Mazda3 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dani Porter added Mazda

29
187 90
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 67
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
55 43
Volkswagen GTI is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
chrisbenhaas added Volkswagen

32
165 323
Chrysler 300 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Chrysler

33
50 39
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 23
Hennessey Venom GT is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
ducky99 added

35
70 77
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
105 314
Volvo V50 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo

37
70 142
Volkswagen Beetle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
JohnBrewer added Volkswagen

38
82 97
Toyota MR2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
viktoriyassecrets added Toyota

39
54 50
Infiniti G37 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Infiniti

40
58 59
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
61 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
131 343
Honda Fit is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda

43
92 40
Subaru BRZ is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Switchdoctor added Subaru

44
142 310
Toyota FJ Cruiser is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

45
69 135
Alfa Romeo Brera is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Embodiment of Life added Alfa Romeo

46
57 95
Toyota Corolla is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dismalhead added Toyota

47
76 101
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
101 167
Ford Explorer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

49
109 376
Dodge Durango is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

50
87 204
Hyundai Sonata is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Hyundai