1994-04 Kia Sephia/Spectra

Prices have been attractive on the new-car market, and similarly tempting on used-car lots. Kia spokespersons claim their cars' resale value has been strong, but it's definitely not in the same [...]

2005-09 Kia Spectra

Though it's not a small-car star, Spectra is class-competitive. Used-car prices tend to be lower than for many rivals, meaning this might be among the least-expensive small cars available [...]

1997-01 Hyundai Tiburon

Attractively and distinctively styled, the Tiburon can be a good bargain-priced alternative to Ford's Probe as well as the Nissan 200SX. Although Tiburon ranks far ahead of the old Scoupe, [...]

2007-08 Honda Fit

Given the tiny footprint it places upon the road, Fit is likely the most space-efficient vehicle on sale in the United States. Though pricier than class rivals, Fit also offers an enviable blend [...]

2005-07 Ford Focus

Focus is fun to drive in any form, but especially in enthusiast-oriented ST trim. Though it's not as refined as a Volkswagen Jetta or as outright sporty as Mazda 3, Focus measures up well [...]

1999-02 Daewoo Nubira

Overall, the Nubira is an average subcompact from a company whose future is in grave doubt. Buy one only with great caution, and only if the price is truly hard to pass up. Daewoo resale values [...]

2004-11 Chevrolet Aveo

Surprisingly refined and likable, Aveo stacks up well against other budget-priced cars, such as the Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio. Still, an unproven track record is a minus. Shoppers considering [...]

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