5 cool cars for under $15,000

2011 Ford Fiesta
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Price: $13,995

Add-ons: Satellite radio, Ford's SYNC an in-car connectivity system for MP3 players and navigation come with the SEL Sedan at $16,320.

The Ford Fiesta was the best-selling car in Europe in the first quarter of 2010, and its European design has jazzed up the plain, dull interior of the economy car, says Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's

Style doesn't replace fuel efficiency, which is up to 29 city/40 highway mpg. The S Sedan comes with a five-speed, manual transmission or six-speed, automatic transmission, and fits up to five passengers. The car, also available in a hatchback, gets 120 horsepower from Ford's new 1.6-liter, Duratec engine, with its Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing, or Ti-VCT, technology for improved acceleration and fuel economy.




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