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Any cheap new car recently?

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Any cheap new car recently?

I used to see GM selling cheap $9999 cavalier back in 2003 brand new. Of coz, I am not expecting any 4 digit brand new car now, but am expecting something similar, I don't mind it being manual either.
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KIA seems to be pretty good these days. They're having clearout sale now.
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da335 wrote: KIA seems to be pretty good these days. They're having clearout sale now.

Is KIA the same as Hyundai except the exterior? Such as the engine and gear box are the same?!
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You can lease a new base Corolla for $190 tax in! And with convenience package $210 tax in.
That is the way I would go with such a low budget.
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Chevy Sonic. Awesome interior and exterior for its class.
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You typically get that kinda deal when a model is going to be out of production, or when it's the last year of a model before a significant redesign. When Pontiacs and Saturns were going out of production, they were on fire sale as well.

Look for the budget cars that are due for redesign in 2013 and try to buy from the remaining tail end of the 2012 models.

Can't think of any car that fits that description offhand though.

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jian1 wrote: Is KIA the same as Hyundai except the exterior? Such as the engine and gear box are the same?!

Yes they're basically same company. I think both have significantly improved recently.
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dc200 wrote: Chevy Sonic. Awesome interior and exterior for its class.

Yep. Check out the Sonic.
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2012 Nissan Versa S sedan is $12,645.20 + HST.
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I had briefly browsed their website and so far, kia forte seems to be very attractive, for 15k I could even get a bluetooth with heated seat. Nissan versa is also ok, about $2000 less, it has almost everything I need but bluetooth nor heated seat, however I can install aftermarkets units, thus not much big deal.

The versa seems to be lacking behind in terms of engineering, still 5 spd manual and not very impressive 1.6L engine. the Kia Forte has direct injection hyundai engine paired with 6-spd manual...hmm, maybe it worth the extra $2000?

The sonic seems to be a joke, a total POS car selling at 14k without much options base model?!?! GM r you fricking kidding me?

Any other suggestions?
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jian1 wrote: I had briefly browsed their website and so far, kia forte seems to be very attractive, for 15k I could even get a bluetooth with heated seat. Nissan versa is also ok, about $2000 less, it has almost everything I need but bluetooth nor heated seat, however I can install aftermarkets units, thus not much big deal.
What are the cash current incentives for the Forte? The only thing I could find was a $1500 discount.
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I've heard that Nissan Sentra is due for replacement next model year, so there might be some pretty good deals.
jian1 wrote: Is KIA the same as Hyundai except the exterior? Such as the engine and gear box are the same?!
They share a lot of engineering and a lot of components are from the same factory, but quality of assembly could be dramatically different. Don't automatically assume that KIA is "as good as Hyundai but a bit cheaper".
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[QUOTE]What are the cash current incentives for the Forte? The only thing I could find was a $1500 discount. [/QUOTE]

Trying to acquire a forte 5 right now.....$2000 CASH discount, $500 Conquest(if you own Civic, Corolla), and this week only a $700 discount in lieu of the 3 payments deal they have going

That's a total of $3200 off + the taxes

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mr_raider wrote: It ain't cheap though.
Depends on which trim level you're talking about. If you look at a base Sonic LS and a base Cavalier from '03, the difference isn't much once you factor in how car prices have inflated.
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The base Fiesta is pretty cheap...starting at $12,499 for either the S sedan or the S hatchback. No keyless remote or A/C however. The SE sedan or hatchback start at $14,999.

I like Kia Forte, but probably wouldn't buy one new....they depreciate too quickly IMO. Better to save some $$ and buy a slightly used one. You still have a 5 year 100,000 km bumper to bumper warranty.

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Rehan wrote: How exactly have car prices inflated? :confused:

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Not sure what your source is but I'm going by MSN Autos.

Going on base model MSRPs in USD

2003 Acura TL: $28,980
2012 Acura TL: $35,705

2003 Audi A4: $24,950
2012 Audi A4: $32,500

2003 BMW 3-Series: $27,800
2012 BMW 3-Series: $34,900

2003 Cadillac CTS: $30,000
2012 Cadillac CTS: $35,915

2003 Chevrolet Aveo: $9,455
2013 Chevrolet Sonic: $13,865

2003 Chevrolet Malibu: $18,075
2012 Chevrolet Malibu: $22,110

2003 Chrysler T&C: $24,020
2012 Chrysler T&C: $29,995

2003 Ford Focus: $12,820
2012 Ford Focus: $16,500


2003 Ford Taurus: $19,630
2013 Ford Taurus: $26,600

1993 Honda Civic: $8,950
2003 Honda Civic: $12,810
2012 Honda Civic: $15,755

2003 Honda Accord: $15,800
2012 Honda Accord: $21,480

2003 Hyundai Accent: $9,999
2013 Hyundai Accent: $14,545

2003 Kia Rio: $9,665
2013 Kia Rio: $13,600

2003 Nissan Sentra: $12,099
2012 Nissan Sentra: $16,430

2003 Nissan Altima: $16,749
2012 Nissan Altima: $20,550

2003 Toyota Corolla: $13,570
2012 Toyota Corolla: $16,130
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Rehan wrote: http://www.auto123.com/en/car-specs
Canadian pricing.

US pricing is irrelevant in this thread.
I'm guessing it's different in Canada because Canadians are much more price conscious so the manufacturers are making Canadian spec base models to try and lower the price.

For example a Lexus CT in the US comes with more equipment than a base CT here. Same with the Buick Verano. Chevrolet Cruze in the US comes standard with A/C, but not here. In the US prices have inflated due to more standard equipment. It's still true for some models. If you look at a Taurus they've gone from $18k in 2003 to $28k in 2012.

Not sure why the OP refers to a $9k Cavalier since your link quotes a '03 Cavalier at $15k.
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