I love hearing the talking heads on television debate whether or not the economy is in a recession. Recession or not, anyone living in the real world knows that things are tight and getting tighter. With uncertain times ahead, many people are reluctant to commit to a high car payment, but they also want the peace of mind that only a new car -- with a new-car warranty -- can bring. So I figured it was high time we took a closer look at the least-expensive new cars on the US market.
Standard operating procedure for my Top Picks lists is to pick my ten favorite cars in any category, but for this list I thought I'd try something different. I put together a list of the ten cheapest cars by price (MSRP plus destination fee), then wrote up my opinion on each of 'em. And then, because I was having so much fun, I added five more cars to the list.
What you'll find is that a cheap price doesn't always mean a good deal, but there are still some great bargains out there. Check 'em out in my list of the ten -- er, sorry, fifteen -- cheapest new cars. -- Aaron Gold
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