Car Buying

Best Cars Under $30,000

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If you’re looking for an inexpensive vehicle but still have a bit of money to burn, then it wouldn’t hurt you to take a look at some of the best cars under $30,000. It is quite true that most new cars cost well over $30,000, but that doesn’t mean you have to invest in one of them. You can get that new car smell and that new car aesthetic without dishing out the big bucks. Let’s take a look at some of the best cars under $30,000.

Volkswagon Golf

Volkswagon Golf

If you’re suspicious about the term ‘Comfortable Compact Hatchback’, you’re not the only one. Strangely, the Golf seems to have shunned the typical hatchback stereotypes and even provides a quiet interior for a smooth, uninterrupted ride. Additionally, the Golf features a 170 Horsepower engine with a 1.8 Liter capacity. It’s also quite affordable, and could very well be the car of your dreams – at least for right now.

Cost: $18,495

Features : 25 Mpg City, 37 Mpg Highway

Volkswagon Passat

Volkswagon Passat

The Volkswagon name is about as old as the concept of motor vehicles themselves (we exaggerate, of course) and the Passat is definitely one of the most fun vehicles in recent history. Connected front steering and comfortable seats definitely make it a pleasure to take out for a Sunday drive if you can afford to do so in this economy, and with an 8.6 rating on, you can be sure you’re getting your money’s worth, even under $30,000. The vehicle features a 170 Horsepower Turbo 1.8 Liter engine that will get you to where you need to go in no time flat.

Cost: $22,440

Features: 24 Mpg City 35 Mpg Highway EPA

2014 Honda Accord

2014 Honda Accord

A well oiled machine is nothing if it is not comfortable to drive, and Honda is well aware of this. It has built its reputation around comfort, and this mid-sized sedan is both safe, and fun to drive whether you are going to the store or taking a trip across the country. It’s entirely up to you. Move forward with a 185 Horsepower, 2.4 liter engine and never look at cost the same way again.

Cost: $21,955

Features: 27 Mpg City 36 Mpg Highway

As you can see, riding in comfort an beauty doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. These are just three of the available cars under $30,000, but you can be rest assured that there are plenty more out there. As always, make sure you check the blue book value, and if you’re planning to buy used, ALWAYS check the history of the vehicle. It’s time to hit the road and keep a little extra spending money in your bank account.

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