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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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792 502
Audi A4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Audi A4 Audi

2
692 422
Nissan 370Z is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Nissan 370Z Nissan

3
629 435
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
633 415
Ford Mustang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

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429 473
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

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481 409
Dodge Challenger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

7
462 431
Mazda MX-5 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda MX-5 Mazda

8
514 325
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

9
417 338
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
405 333
Infiniti G is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Infiniti G Infiniti

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383 408
Honda Accord is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda Accord Honda

12
353 293
Mazda RX-8 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda RX-8 Mazda

13
278 162
Honda S2000 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
JeffreyMartin added Honda S2000 Honda

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332 295
BMW 1 Series is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

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306 332
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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246 106
Subaru Impreza WRX STI is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
bullet16 added Subaru Impreza WRX STI Subaru, Subaru Impreza

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259 404
Volkswagen Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen

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88 23
BMW M3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Markiplier added BMW M3 BMW

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258 415
Volkswagen Jetta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen Jetta Volkswagen

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174 194
Ford Focus ST is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford Focus ST

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96 56
Chevrolet Corvette is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Chevrolet Corvette General Motors, Chevrolet

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173 368
Volvo C30 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo C30 Volvo

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212 297
Jeep Grand Cherokee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Jeep Grand Cherokee Chrysler, Jeep

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74 52
Porsche Boxster is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Porsche Boxster Porsche

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196 286
Honda CR-Z is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda CR-Z Honda

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154 222
Ford Focus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford Focus Ford

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207 274
Ford F-Series is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

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76 55
Mazda Mazda3 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dani Porter added Mazda Mazda3 Mazda

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185 89
Nissan GTR is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
EzequielChávez added Nissan GTR sport car  V6   3.8 liter   

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66 65
Pontiac GTO is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Pontiac GTO Pontiac, General Motors, Holden

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53 42
Volkswagen GTI is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
chrisbenhaas added Volkswagen GTI Volkswagen

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164 320
Chrysler 300 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Chrysler 300 Chrysler

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48 38
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

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70 75
Pontiac G8 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
moretuzzo24 added Pontiac G8 Pontiac, Holden - Sprots Sedan

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38 23
Hennessey Venom GT is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
ducky99 added Hennessey Venom GT

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105 311
Volvo V50 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo V50 Volvo

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69 140
Volkswagen Beetle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
JohnBrewer added Volkswagen Beetle Volkswagen

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81 97
Toyota MR2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
viktoriyassecrets added Toyota MR2 Toyota

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52 49
Infiniti G37 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Infiniti G37 Infiniti

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57 59
Jeep Wrangler is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Jeep Wrangler Chrysler, Jeep, American Motors

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69 132
Alfa Romeo Brera is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Embodiment of Life added Alfa Romeo Brera Alfa Romeo

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131 341
Honda Fit is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda Fit Honda

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91 39
Subaru BRZ is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Switchdoctor added Subaru BRZ Subaru

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60 79
Suzuki Swift is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Suzuki Swift Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

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142 308
Toyota FJ Cruiser is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

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57 94
Toyota Corolla is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dismalhead added Toyota Corolla Toyota

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75 100
Hyundai Genesis Coupe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dani Porter added Hyundai Genesis Coupe Hyundai

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101 166
Ford Explorer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

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87 202
Hyundai Sonata is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Hyundai Sonata Hyundai

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109 375
Dodge Durango is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own