10 coolest cars under $18,000

The auto experts at Kelley Blue Book call these the best budget rides you can buy.

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Ford Fiesta
Price: $13,320 - $17,120
Gas mileage: 29 City / 38 Hwy

Ford is making a big splash in the sub-compact car market with the new Ford Fiesta. Early reviews put this one at the top of its class.

Kelley Blue Book, the automotive Web site that picked this list of the best cars you can buy for less than $18,000, calls it "better looking, nicer inside, and even more fun" than the Honda Fit, a car that's long been one of KBB's favorites.


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