Nowadays, owning a car is of the essence because we all need to travel fast between two points. So, if you don’t already own one and you are looking for a car and have a default budget, you need to be well informed in order to take the best decision. We all want to buy a cheap car but without compromise quality, high performance and fuel economy. Here are some of the best deals on the market that might be of interest for you if you are looking for a new car.
An interesting choice that allows you to buy a cheap car is the Nissan Versa 1.6 Base available with two extra doors, enough interior space and at a price of only $10,740. The standard 2011 Versa is equipped with power windows, door locks while if you want the optional features such as antilock brakes, automatic transmission and air conditioning you will pay a little more, around $13,000. If you have a bigger budget you can also choose some modern gadgets including cruise control, electronic stability control and A/C, all these for only $15,780.
The Kia Rio Base Sedan is another cheap car which offers you everything you need. It features some standard equipment and some optional features including floor mats and a trunk-mounted spoiler which is very strange for a sedan. The Rio LX model is equipped with CD player, air conditioning and antilock brakes for only $15,690. A little more expensive than the Nissan, but is definitely an interesting choice.
Kia Rio Base Sedan
The incredible Hyundai Accent GL can be a better option for some of us. It costs only $10,705 being the cheapest car in America. The Hyundai is not such a bad car. It has power steering and an engine able to produce 110 horsepower and offer you a great driving experience. The optional features aren’t so expensive: the air conditioning will cost you only $1,000 and if you also want power windows, automatic transmission and radio the final price will be around $13,415.
Another cheap car to buy is the Toyota Yaris 3-door Liftback. It’s the smartest cheap car which can be purchased for only $13,615 being equipped with antilock brakes, air conditioning and electronic stability control. You can also choose the 5-door version which is only $300 more expensive than the three-door Yaris. This Toyota has an incredible exterior design, it’s easy to drive and its small dimensions allow you to park in the most impossible parking spaces.
I can’t forget the Suzuki SX4 Sedan equipped with antilock brakes, power windows and locks and a 2 liters engine that produces 150 horsepower. The Suzuki can be yours for only $14,244 and will not let you down. It has a cute style, spacious back seats and is fun to drive.
Even if it will cost you $15,765, the Scion xD is another cheap car equipped with air conditioning, power windows, stereo, cruise control, side airbags, antilock brakes and even more features. All these features are included in the base price which is, as you have noticed, pretty reasonable. In addition, it’s manufactured by Toyota and it will last forever, preserving its value. There are also available a lot of optional features, so you should pay attention at the dealer-installed accessories.
My favorite choice when it comes to buying a cheap car is the Nissan Cube, an interesting car with cutting-edge style. It features standard equipment which includes CD player, air conditioning, antilock brakes, electronic stability control and power windows and locks. The base price is not bad at all: around $14,740.
It’s time to go shopping!
If you live in North America and you are in the market for a very cheap car, here are the least expensive models that you can buy this year. All the prices are MSRP + destination charge:
01. Hyundai Accent GL – Starting From $10,705
Hyundai Accent GL
A little bit more expensive than the previous generation, but still the most affordable car you can buy, the Accent GL (formerly known as the Accent GS Base and Accent Blue) is what you would call a standard car. For the base model, you can forget about the AC system (another $1,000), power windows, automatic gearbox, radio, etc. If you want all of these, prepare to pay $13,415 for the Accent GS, but in this price range, you’ll find better cars. The Accent GL features a 110-hp engine and power steering. You need to know that in crash tests, it didn’t score so well and the safety equipment is quite limited.
02. Nissan Versa 1.6 – Starting From $10,740
Nissan Versa 1.6
If the Accent isn’t your cup of tea, maybe this Nissan Versa will do the trick. You get two more doors, more space inside the cabin and better resale value. The 2011MY comes as standard with door locks and power windows, but you don’t get a stereo or many options for the paintwork: only black, silver and blue. If you add AC, automatic gearbox and antilock brakes, the price tag jumps to less than $13,000. For $15,780, you can get the Versa 1.8 that comes with AC, stereo, cruise control and ESP.
03. Chevrolet Aveo LS Sedan – Starting From $12,685
Chevrolet Aveo LS Sedan
For the entry-level Aveo you’ll get AM/FM radio with MP3 player input jack, OnStar and AC. There are lots of colors to choose from and for $200 more, you can get the hatchback model. On the down side, the Aveo is not a very good car to drive, lacks safety equipment and if you add power windows and a CD player, the price jumps past the $15,000 mark and for that money, there are lots of cars to choose from.
04. Kia Rio Base Sedan – Starting From $12,990
Kia Rio Base Sedan
Just like the aforementioned Hyundai Accent GL and the Nissan Versa 1.6, it comes with a very short list of standard equipment. The engine is quite eager but the car’s non-power-assisted steering feels awful in the curves and you’ll have to work a lot while parking the car. The more expensive Rio LX ($15,690) comes with AC, ABS and a CD player. It does look better than the Accent and the Versa though, but not a very good car to drive.
05. Smart ForTwo Pure – Starting From $13,240
Smart ForTwo Pure
No AC, no power windows or mirrors, not even a stereo for the cheapest ForTwo. You do get automatic gearbox, ABS, ESC and side airbags. If you want the comfort features, prepare to pay another $2,000 for the ForTwo Passion.
06. Toyota Yaris 3-door Liftback – Starting From $13,615
Toyota Yaris 3-door Liftback
It offers a pretty good standard package that includes AC, ABS, ESP, along with an $800 optional automatic transmission. For $300 more, the 5-door version of the Yaris can be yours. It looks really good, it is easy to drive and thanks to its small size, you can squeeze it into small parking spaces.
07. Kia Soul Base – Starting From $13,995
Kia Soul Base
If you are in the market for a funky mini-wagon, the Kia Soul Base might be the solution for you. You’ll get as standard: power windows and locks, ABS, ESP and CD stereo with USB. You can choose from only three colors: black, white and silver. Under the hood there is a 1.6-liter engine that produces 122 hp and it can be mated only to a manual transmission. The car is pretty comfortable, safe and practical.
08. Ford Fiesta S Sedan – Starting From $13,995
Ford Fiesta S Sedan
Same price as the Kia Soul Base, and the latest model in this top. You get four doors, a pretty capable 120-hp engine, ESP, power steering, AM/FM + auxiliary input jack. The Fiesta is known as one of those cars that are very fun to drive and this S Sedan version is no exception. We recommend paying extra for the 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.
09. Suzuki SX4 Sedan – Starting From $14,244
Suzuki SX4 Sedan
The entry-level SX4 Sedan is a pretty basic car as you don’t get an automatic gearbox, AC, stereo and the only color available is white. However, you do get ABS, power windows and locks and a pretty potent 2.0-liter engine that cranks out 150 hp. It features a pretty big back seat and is very fun to drive. The styling is also quite nice.
10. Nissan Cube 1.8 – Starting From $14,740
Nissan Cube 1.8
The Nissan Cube 1.8 comes with a lot of standard equipment: AC, CD player, ABS, ESP and power windows and locks. The design is pretty cool and you get a lot of space inside the cabin. While some of you will like its cutting-edge style, others will disapprove.
Outside of this top 10 we find the Mazda2 Sport, with an entry-level model that will set you back $14,795; Hyundai Elantra GLS ($15,625); Kia Forte LX ($15,690); Scion xD ($15,765); the Mitsubishi Lancer DE ($15,755); Honda Fit ($15,850); Mazda 3i SV ($16,595); Nissan Sentra 2.0 ($16,270); Honda Civic DX Coupe ($16,355) and the Volkswagen Jetta S ($16,765).
As you can see, there are a lot of cars to choose from if you are looking for something very affordable that will get you from point A to point B. If we were to choose a car from this top 10, it would have to be the recently introduced Ford Fiesta S Sedan as it offers plenty of standard equipment and it looks pretty good. Plus, it probably is the most fun to drive car in this price range.
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