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Best Car To Buy For $15000

If you are searching for the best car to buy for $15000 or less, look no further as this article will point out a couple of examples that we find to be very interesting.

First of all, the Honda Fit is a good car with a price tag of $14,750 (for the base model), offering plenty of cargo room in the back plus a couple of very clever storage spaces located inside the cabin. The Fit is powered by a 4-cylinder 1.5-liter engine that churns 117 hp which should be more than enough for most of us looking for a car in this segment.  Linked to the 5-speed manual transmission, the car will do 33 mpg on the highway and with the 5-speed automatic gearbox; it will do 35 mpg, quite impressive.

While most of the vehicles you will find in the economy segment offer enough room for the driver and a simple briefcase, the Elantra GLS offers plenty of storage options. This 4-door sedan also packs a bundle of features: keyless entry, power doors and windows, electronic power steering and a tire-pressure monitoring system – all for just $14,120. With the factory 100,000-mile warranty, reliability problems are not an issue with the Elantra. With the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, the car will do 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.

The Focus has also been an interesting car for budget-minded drivers. Fitted with a very potent 4-cylinder 2.0-liter 140 hp engine, the Focus will do 35 mpg on the highway. With a starting price of only $14,995 the car comes with plenty of standard features as well as one of the best designs in its class.

Another model that blends affordability with plenty of space options is the Mitsubishi Lancer DE. The car comes with a 4-cylidner 2.0-liter engine that churns 152 hp which is quite impressive for a vehicle in this class. With a price tag of only $14,340, the car packs some cool features like a 140-watt CD/MP3 audio system, power windows and doors as well as the looks of the more expensive Lancer Evolution model.

If you are looking for something smaller than that, the best car to buy for $15000 can be the 3-door hatchback Toyota Yaris. With its cutesy appearance and the 106 hp 1.5-liter engine, the Yaris is capable of doing 36 mpg on the highway thanks to its featherweight construction. With the 5-speed manual transmission, the base price for the Yaris is $12,205.

The Suzuki SX4 Sedan has a smartly designed interior that offers plenty of room. Featuring sporty seats and a well-accented center console, the SX4 is very fun to drive and has a great base price, only $13,299.

Another interesting hatchback is the Nissan Versa 1.8S, priced at $13,100. Offering 50.4 cubic feet of cargo space while the rear seats are folded down, the Versa has a 122 hp 1.8-liter engine that offers 127 lb-ft of torque. Not one of the best looking cars in its class, it emphasizes more on practicality rather than aesthetics.

A top of affordable car could not be complete without a KIA, this time the Spectra Sedan LX with its base price of $14,200. Backed by a 10-year / 100,000-mile warranty, it is a very reliable car, offered with a 4-cylinder power unit and a very cool audio system. In addition, it offers plenty of room for both front and back passengers, one of the best in its class.

Spectra’s hip younger cousin is the Rio5, hatchback with a fresher look. The car will set you back $13,975 and for this money you will get CD/MP3 stereo, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, AC as well as a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The car is equipped with a 1.6-liter engine that outputs 110 hp.

As you can see, there are a lot of cars under the $15,000 mark that are worth taking into consideration, all of them packing some interesting features.


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