5 cool cars for under $15,000

2010 Chevrolet Aveo
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Price: $12,115

Add-ons: Satellite radio (plus three free months of service), power windows, cruise control and a rear spoiler are features on the Chevy Aveo 5 2LT model, starting at $15,365.

The Chevrolet Aveo is the company's entry-level car, but Chevy offers standards that would cost extra on other cars. With the base model, buyers get its OnStar security system, an auxiliary input jack for MP3 connectivity, remote keyless entry, a height-adjustable driver's seat, power door locks and front-passenger, side-impact air bags.

The Aveo5 1LT still is under $15,000, and it adds air conditioning and a six-speaker audio system as standard. The Aveo produces 108 horsepower, with a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine. The four-seater's fuel economy is good, with up to 27 city/35 highway mpg. It's offered as a sedan or five-door hatchback. Cargo won't be as cramped as in other small cars, with 37.2 cubic feet of cargo space.




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