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Top 10 Least Expensive Coupes and Compact Cars

#10 2014 Hyundai Accent

$14,645.00

The standard features of the Hyundai Accent GLS include 1.6L I-4 138hp engine, 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 14" steel wheels, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability, power mirrors.

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It’s a pleasant feeling to have a new car. There’s an experience of cleanliness and perfection that is unmatched. (Even if the car isn’t even perfect, it can sure feel that way on those first few drives.) Many shoppers might think a new car is totally out of reach and head immediately to the used lots, but it’s worth doing a bit of research first. The compact and coupe class has a handful of truly appealing options, so buyers who are flexible about size shouldn’t rule out the possibility of a fresh new ride. The top 10 least expensive compact cars are within reach for a lot of shoppers.

It’s true that affordable small cars might not be quite as nice as some of the used vehicle options in the same price range. Buying used might yield something a little larger or a little more powerful. However, that comes with an obvious tradeoff, and that is that it’s been used. A used car takes away the level playing field. Buyers are no longer comparing options and features at face value, because deterioration has to be considered, too. Sticking to new affordable coupes and other inexpensive small cars removes the wild cards from the equation. What you see is what you get. When buying a new inexpensive small car, shoppers don’t have to worry about a previous owner’s habits, neglect or abuse.  The car might be a little modest, but at least when it’s new, it’s fresh, clean, and backed by a warranty.

Sound appealing? Lots of other new car shoppers think so, too. That’s why the compact class is packed with lots of inexpensive coupes, to appeal to young or first time buyers as well as budget shoppers. There are a lot of options when shopping for affordable compact cars, so the list of the top 10 least expensive coupes might be an enlightening read.