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The price you pay for a new vehicle will vary from dealership to dealership, but we'll be considering the manufacturer's suggested retail price before discounts, incentives and rebates.

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Smart ForTwoStarting MSRP: about $12,000

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The surprisingly roomy Smart ForTwo is a micro-compact designed for city travel. Measuring just 106 inches long, more than three feet smaller than a Mini Cooper, the ForTwo seats just two occupants, though with head room and leg room similar to many midsize cars. A 6-foot-tall driver will have no problem getting comfortable behind the wheel. Go »
Chevrolet CobaltStarting MSRP: about $15,000

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Introduced in 2005, the Chevrolet Cobalt offers high-tech gadgetry such as a standard CD player with MP3 capability, XM satellite radio and an optional package that offers Bluetooth compatibility, a USB input and OnStar's safety and security services. Seating five, the Cobalt is longer than most of its competitors, though adults may find the back seat cramped. Go »
Hyundai AccentStarting MSRP: about $10,000

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The Hyundai Accent offers some substantial bang for the buck for a starting price of around $10,000. Powered by a 110-horsepower, 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine, the Accent's standard features in the five-seater include bottle holders and storage pockets in the door panels, XM Satellite Radio with three free months of service, tilt steering wheel, eight-way adjustable driver's seat with adjustable armrest and 60/40-split folding rear seat, as well as front and side curtain airbags. Other features, such as air conditioning, CD player with MP3 input jack and cruise control are available as part of an optional package on the base GS and are standard on other models. Go »
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