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Cool cars for less than $18,000

Cheap cars keep getting better and better. Kelley Blue Book picks the best for '09.

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Ford Focus
Sticker price: $15,520 - $18,265
Fuel economy: 35 Hwy, 24 City

The editors at Kelley Blue Book laud the Focus's "surprisingly European-like driving dynamics," but a bigger cool-factor is the availability of the voice-controlled Sync entertainment and phone system. We at CNNMoney.com enjoyed another cool feature, also available on some other Ford models: color-selectable interior lighting. Change the cupholder lights to suit your mood or just to impress your friends.

NEXT: Honda Fit
Last updated June 19 2009: 7:39 AM ET
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