First Car Guide
We define First Car material as a car priced right—close to or under $20,000—for someone just starting out. Ideally it’s also compact, fuel efficient, a safety leader, and equally well suited for an empty nester or just about anyone on a serious budget.
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It's popular for many good reasons.
Don’t let its small size and cute appearance fool you: this car is not bad at all.
Chevrolet’s strong contender in the small-car segment adds techno interest for 2013.
Mini Chevy is cute, cute, cute, but its fuel economy is not as big as it is small.
The 2013 Mazda 2 is tiny and thirsty.
The 2013 Nissan Versa is a must-see for those on a quest for the cheapest car.
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport