Top 10 Least Expensive Vehicles for 2002

From Edmunds.com

Are you desperate for a brand-new, fully warranted vehicle that doesn't leak oil or smell like a previous owner's dog? Well, these are the 10 cheapest vehicles on the new-car market today. Keep in mind that we're working with base MSRPs (plus destination) -- not all of these vehicles will be enjoyable to drive at the base level, and it may be hard to find stripped versions on dealership lots. But if you don't have a lot to spend on a new car, this list will help you identify test-drive candidates.

  1. Hyundai Accent, $9,494
  2. Kia Rio, $9,590
  3. Daewoo Lanos, $9,694
  4. Toyota Echo, $9,848
  5. Saturn S-Series, $11,035
  6. Kia Spectra, $11,490
  7. Daewoo Nubira, $12,194
  8. Nissan Sentra, $12,339
  9. Toyota Tacoma, $12,410
  10. Mitsubishi Mirage Coupe, $12,482

--Based on 2002 Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP), including destination charge, for base models. Close competitors include the Dodge Neon, Ford Ranger and Hyundai Elantra.

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