5 coolest new cars for less than $25,000

Gone are the days when you had to choose between saving money or driving a sweet set of wheels.

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Apr 4, 2014 7:29PM
You know the world is completely out of whack when 25,000 for a car is considered "on a budget"....
Apr 4, 2014 10:25PM
The home my parents bought in the late 1960s in Connecticut with 3 acres of land which I was raised in cost them $14,000.  The costs of everything has been artificially increased to put more money into the pockets of the wealthy and to send everyone else into poverty. 
Apr 4, 2014 7:15PM
I couldn't find a new Jeep Wrangler for less than $30,000 on dealer's lots recently.  Most were $32,000-$40,000.  Used ones are just under that mark.  I love the Wrangler but not the price.
Apr 7, 2014 2:04PM
They should have shown the picture of the Wrangler that cost 25,000, not the one pictured
Apr 7, 2014 12:28PM
Apr 4, 2014 7:52PM
How is a VW GTI less than 25K but a Focus ST costs more than 25K?  The VW is usually the expensive car.
May 24, 2014 8:24PM
Apr 7, 2014 1:43PM
pretty sure it's a "boxer" enging. A boxter is a Porsche roadster.
Apr 4, 2014 7:20PM
You need Alien technology...  if you want to be able to fly our rides.
Apr 7, 2014 1:46PM
No Nissan Juke
No Kia Soul
No Mazda3
No MazdaSpeed Mazda3
No Mini

But Ford Fiesta! Fiesta! How cool can it can be to drive something that usually associated with low quality, overpriced tin can?

Apr 22, 2014 7:54PM
Get what you want. There are lots of great cars for less than $20K as the immediate depreciation of the first 2-3 years seems like the worst of it.  These kinds of stories are so underwritten by car companies that you can almost smell the new-car smell as you click through the pages! ;) Buy a recent-model used car from dealer inventory using new app-based services that help to drive down the price (or directly from a dealer via their "Internet Sales Manager") to get a useful factory-issued warranty. The 3rd party warranties are not worth a dime, so buyer beware on the open used car market from someone's driveway.
May 24, 2014 10:30PM
I Bought a 2010 E-350 W/21,000 Miles on it from my neighbor for $24,500....The car is perfect in every way, and is beyond cool. No one can tell it from new. You can really own a nice car without spending a million dollars. He did want $29000 but gave me a good deal. Keep an eye out for a nice used car. They can be better and safer then some of the new ones they build. Peace! 
May 24, 2014 6:49PM
With the results they state you wonder what idiot wrote the article. 
May 24, 2014 6:55PM
It wasn't that many years ago that you could buy one of these $25,000 cars for $3500. Shows you whats happened to the value of the dollar. Greed took over when the Arabs showed the world how easily it's accomplished back in 1973. People were fighting to get a tank of gas after the price quadrupled almost overnight. It didn't take the rest of the corporate world long to jump on the bandwagon with them. From then on the value of the dollar has been in freefall. I doubt that it's now worth 10 cents from what it was not too many years ago.
May 24, 2014 4:17PM
I purposely go out of my way to get an unpopular, oddball car.  At least I won't see myself coming and going all the time (in my 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback).
Apr 11, 2014 8:40PM
Toyota is cool?  It's impossible for me to recall the word "recall" when the name "Toy" is mentioned.
Apr 7, 2014 3:50PM

why would anyone even look at  a jeep CJ  at those prices  .  CJ means civilion jeep basic  has not changed too much since 1944. except safety requirments .

Apr 30, 2014 9:00AM
Sorry.  Nothing Japanese is cool.  That, alond with all other scion products are over rated rattle traps.  Car and driver just reviewed on for 40k miles.  The said it was falling apart and needed seven trips to the dealer to address "issues"
May 24, 2014 8:08PM
We just bought a 4 bed 4 full bath home with 1 car garage on a corner lot. It even has an extra tiled shower outside from the trip home from the beach for $41k in SW Florida in a very nice small town on the coast. It kills me to see how much people pay for cars
We did pay cash for the home from selling our other home though. I talked them down from $50k. 

I really don't get why people would pay so much for a car. Then they pay payments with 5-15% interest. That means that 5-15% of the work you did for it went to the bank for free. That's why they are so rich. They have millions of people working for them for free.
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