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The bottom 10: Cheapest new cars

Recession-friendly new cars

Even in these budget-squeezing times, sometimes you just need to buy a new car. If so, it’s always nice to start from the bottom of the price list. With the help of the number crunchers at Kelley Blue Book, we have compiled a pictoral list of the 10 new cars priced to compete in one of the toughest times of car-selling history.

-- Los Angeles Times staff writers

No. 1: Hyundai Accent GS

Base MSRP: $10,665

2-door hatchback

4-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine

5-speed manual transmission (Hyundai)
No. 2: Nissan Versa

Base MSRP: $10,685

4-door sedan

4-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine

5-speed manual (Nissan)
No. 3: Chevrolet Aveo 5 LS

Base MSRP: $12,120

4-door hatchback or sedan

4-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine

5-speed manual (General Motors)
No. 4: Kia Rio

Base MSRP: $12,145

4-door sedan

4-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine

5-speed manual (Kia)
No. 5: Toyota Yaris

Base MSRP: $13,685

4-door sedan

4-cylinder, 1.5-liter engine

5-speed manual (Toyota)
No. 6: Kia Spectra LX

Base MSRP: $13,850

4-door sedan

4-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine

5-speed manual (Kia)
No. 7: Hyundai Elantra GLS

Base MSRP: $14,795

4-door sedan

4-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine

5-speed manual (Hyundai)
No. 8: Mitsubishi Lancer DE

Base MSRP: $14,865

4-door sedan

4-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine

5-speed manual (Mitsubishi)
No. 9: Pontiac G3

Base MSRP: $14,995

4-door sedan

4-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine

5-speed manual (General Motors)
No. 10: Mazda Mazda3

Base MSRP: $15,160

4-door sedan

4-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine

5-speed manual (Mazda)
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