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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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664 413
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
576 375
Nissan 370Z is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Nissan 370Z Nissan

3
522 383
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
528 364
Ford Mustang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

5
359 417
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
379 389
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
402 362
Dodge Challenger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

8
433 284
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

9
378 291
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
367 289
Infiniti G is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Infiniti G Infiniti

11
335 358
Honda Accord is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda Accord Honda

12
218 129
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
301 268
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
278 287
Acura TSX is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Acura TSX Acura

15
286 263
BMW 1 Series is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

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225 365
Volkswagen Golf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen

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175 92
Subaru Impreza WRX STI is listed (or ranked) 17 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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239 376
Volkswagen Jetta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volkswagen Jetta Volkswagen

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155 328
Volvo C30 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo C30 Volvo

20
179 259
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
196 260
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
197 245
Ford F-Series is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

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140 173
Ford Focus ST is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford Focus ST

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124 205
Ford Focus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Ford Focus Ford

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143 75
Nissan GTR is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
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40 33
Porsche Boxster is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Porsche Boxster Porsche

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54 40
Chevrolet Corvette is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Chevrolet Corvette General Motors, Chevrolet

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50 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

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49 50
Pontiac GTO is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Pontiac GTO Pontiac, General Motors, Holden

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147 297
Chrysler 300 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Chrysler 300 Chrysler

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45 67
Toyota Corolla is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Dismalhead added Toyota Corolla Toyota

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136 288
Toyota FJ Cruiser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

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30 11
BMW M3 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
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124 319
Honda Fit is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Honda Fit Honda

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55 117
Alfa Romeo Brera is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
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38 55
Suzuki Jimny is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Suzuki Jimny Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

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94 293
Volvo V50 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Volvo V50 Volvo

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52 121
Volkswagen Beetle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
JohnBrewer added Volkswagen Beetle Volkswagen

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32 25
Volkswagen GTI is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
chrisbenhaas added Volkswagen GTI Volkswagen

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29 20
Volkswagen Golf R is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
chrisbenhaas added Volkswagen Golf R

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60 31
Subaru BRZ is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Switchdoctor added Subaru BRZ Subaru

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79 182
Hyundai Sonata is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Hyundai Sonata Hyundai

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114 325
Fiat 500 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Fiat 500 Fiat

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60 38
Mazda Mazda3 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
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42 65
Toyota Prius is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Toyota Prius Toyota

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61 172
Hyundai Veloster is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
dayton72 added Hyundai Veloster Hyundai - Small, fun, sharp looking

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101 354
Dodge Durango is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

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52 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

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41 61
Buick Verano is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
Buick Verano Buick

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17 43
Renault Clio Renault Sport is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own
jonnoscampertrailers added Renault Clio Renault Sport Renault