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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
663 411
Audi A4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Audi A4 Audi

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2
575 373
Nissan 370Z is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Nissan 370Z Nissan

3
521 381
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
526 363
Ford Mustang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

5
358 416
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

6
378 389
Mazda MX-5 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda MX-5 Mazda

7
402 361
Dodge Challenger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

8
433 283
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

9
378 290
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
367 287
Infiniti G is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Infiniti G Infiniti

11
334 358
Honda Accord is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda Accord Honda

12
218 128
Honda S2000 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
JeffreyMartin added Honda S2000 Honda

13
301 267
Mazda RX-8 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Mazda RX-8 Mazda

14
278 286
Acura TSX is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Acura TSX Acura

15
285 262
BMW 1 Series is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

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225 364
Volkswagen Golf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen

17
239 375
Volkswagen Jetta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen Jetta Volkswagen

18
175 91
Subaru Impreza WRX STI is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
bullet16 added Subaru Impreza WRX STI Subaru, Subaru Impreza

19
155 327
Volvo C30 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo C30 Volvo

20
179 258
Honda CR-Z is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda CR-Z Honda

21
195 260
Jeep Grand Cherokee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Jeep Grand Cherokee Chrysler, Jeep

22
197 244
Ford F-Series is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

23
140 172
Ford Focus ST is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford Focus ST

24
123 205
Ford Focus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford Focus Ford

25
143 74
Nissan GTR is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
EzequielChávez added Nissan GTR sport car  V6   3.8 liter   

26
54 39
Chevrolet Corvette is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Chevrolet Corvette General Motors, Chevrolet

27
49 49
Pontiac GTO is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Pontiac GTO Pontiac, General Motors, Holden

28
49 52
Suzuki Swift is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Suzuki Swift Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

29
147 296
Chrysler 300 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Chrysler 300 Chrysler

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30
44 67
Toyota Corolla is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dismalhead added Toyota Corolla Toyota

31
136 287
Toyota FJ Cruiser is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

32
124 318
Honda Fit is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda Fit Honda

33
55 116
Alfa Romeo Brera is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
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34
38 54
Suzuki Jimny is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Suzuki Jimny Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

35
94 292
Volvo V50 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo V50 Volvo

36
32 24
Volkswagen GTI is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
chrisbenhaas added Volkswagen GTI Volkswagen

37
50 121
Volkswagen Beetle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
JohnBrewer added Volkswagen Beetle Volkswagen

38
29 19
Volkswagen Golf R is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
chrisbenhaas added Volkswagen Golf R

39
59 30
Subaru BRZ is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Switchdoctor added Subaru BRZ Subaru

40
78 182
Hyundai Sonata is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Hyundai Sonata Hyundai

41
114 324
Fiat 500 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Fiat 500 Fiat

42
60 37
Mazda Mazda3 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dani Porter added Mazda Mazda3 Mazda

43
101 353
Dodge Durango is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

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41 65
Toyota Prius is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Toyota Prius Toyota

45
60 171
Hyundai Veloster is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
dayton72 added Hyundai Veloster Hyundai - Small, fun, sharp looking

46
17 42
Renault Clio Renault Sport is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Renault Clio Renault Sport Renault

47
41 60
Buick Verano is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Buick Verano Buick

48
51 32
Subaru Impreza WRX is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
MatthewGill added Subaru Impreza WRX Subaru, Subaru Impreza

49
53 35
Scion FR-S is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Switchdoctor added Scion FR-S Scion

50
89 146
Ford Explorer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own