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Ten Cool Rides for Less Than $18,000
Not only will these cars get you from point A to B, they’ll do it in style without breaking your wallet.

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The experts at Kelley Blue Book break down the 10 cars that are not only safe, fuel efficient and comfortable—but they also have that cool factor sure to please any driver on a budget.

Jetta

2012 Volkswagen Jetta

Get behind the wheel of a European car without breaking the bank. Volkswagen's best-selling model is priced for the American market, but has all the style and handling you’ve come to expect from German engineering.

Scion iQ

2012 Scion iQ

The new Scion iQ is perfect for those who live or do most of their driving zipping around a bustling cities.

Scion

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2012 Kia Soul

This upgraded version of the Soul boasts better fuel efficiency than previous models with the same moderate price tag drivers have come to known from the Korean automaker.

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2012 Honda Fit

For those motorists that love the Fit, the 2012 version does not fall short of expectations.

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2012 Ford Fiesta

This sub-compact from Ford continues to remain a party for drivers who enjoy its style and nearly 40mpg standards.

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic

This new ride from Chevy looks to take the sub-compact world by storm by giving drivers more options and comfort.

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2012 Mazda MAZDA3

The 2012 MAZDA3 continues to have happy drivers that tout the car’s drivability and fuel efficiency.

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Fiat

2012 FIAT 500

Don’t blink, or you might miss this tiny whip fly by. The Italian tike is bound to catch the eye of both pedestrians and passing motorists.

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2012 Hyundai Veloster

This three-door ride from Hyundai gives drivers more than unique styling, according to KBB the real-world base price of around $17,300 as of June 2012.

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2013 Dodge Dart

This collaborative effort between the Chrysler Group and parent company Fiat marks the first time the companies have worked together and from the looks of the first model, it has plenty of coolness.  

Ten Cool Rides for Less Than $18,000

Not only will these cars get you from point A to B, they’ll do it in style without breaking your wallet.

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