10 of the Cheapest Brand New Cars
A funny thing happened to the cheapest brand new cars a few years ago: they got really, really good. For the most part, electing to spend $15,000 or less on a new vehicle gets you a surprisingly high quality automobile compared to the same price point just 10 years ago. Gone are the badge-engineered jalopies sitting in the lineup to keep up appearances and to serve as loss-leaders, and in their place are a fleet of fuel-efficient, occasionally stylish, and almost universally competent entry-level rides. Sure, each of the automobiles on this list is on the small side, but that's what many budget-conscious buyers are looking for - a car that is cheap to buy, cheap to operate, and easy to drive in a city setting. Let's take a look at 10 of the cheapest brand new cars currently available in the United States.