10 cheapest new cars in America

If you simply can't stomach buying a used car, here are the cheapest new cars on the market.

Smart ForTwo

gallery cheapest cars to fuel
  • Base price: $12,490
  • Fuel economy: 34 City, 38 Hwy

Watch: Smart Car says 'Hello Kitty'

Based on functionality, you'd think the Smart car ought to be the cheapest car you can buy but it's not. Not quite, anyway. What you get is two seats, a tiny three-cylinder engine and a rough-shifting transmission all wrapped inside a tall body that pitches forward and aft over bumps. The ForTwo is super-easy to park, infinitely customizable and a sure-fire conversation starter, though.

  @peterdrives - Last updated February 06 2013 05:54 AM ET

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