Until recently, this favorite question in Russia sounded something like this: advise which car to buy up to ten thousand dollars. Meanwhile, life is changing rapidly, and cars, as we would like, are not getting cheaper. Even the popular Goetz with a 1.1 liter engine sells for $ 10, 200, and this is just one of many examples. So now the interests of buyers of foreign cars and the willingness of manufacturers to satisfy them intersect mainly for ten thousand. Therefore, a favorite question has risen in price: what to buy from 10 to 20 thousand?
NODE OF INTERESTS
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1.0–1.8 l, 65–99 h.p., $ 9, 230–13, 820
A small car of a prestigious brand (but of a Brazilian assembly) roughly corresponds to the price of today's competitor classmates, but it is older. This is manifested both in the design and in the power of 1.8 li.”]
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1.1–1.6 l, 62–105 h.p., $ 10 190–15 650
A popular representative of the small class has recently been updated (ZR, 2005, 11). Among other things, the car additionally received a power unit of 1.1 liters. The eldest of the engines is still 1.6 L, available "]
[/ caption] I foresee comments - the range of "ten to twenty" is wide. Partly true, at least two groups of machines can be distinguished in it. Let's start with the cheapest offers: Goetz, Logan, Aveo, Spark, Poynter, Picanto. The upper limit of prices falls between $ 12 and 15.7 thousand, the lower one almost falls short of a round figure, and the average fluctuates between $ 10-12 thousand with “music”, air conditioning, power accessories, etc. Without these options, many do not see a foreign car in a car.
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1.6 l, 101 h.p., $ 12, 200 (11, 500) -14, 700
The start of the car assembly project in Izhevsk did not make a splash, possibly because the first lots were offered at a relatively high price. By the time the material was prepared, the declared lower gras "]
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1.4–2.0 l, 80–145 h.p., diesel 1.8 l, 115 h.p., $ 11 720–17 220
Two unconditional advantages - reasonable price and an abundance of configurations. However, the most demanded lined up for … 9-10 months! It’s clear that they stood for two days per "]
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1.6–2.0 l, 105–143 h.p., $ 14, 390–19, 990
A well-equipped car covers the range from $ 14, 390 to 19, 990. Three engines (from 1.6 to 2.0 liters), two bodies (sedan, hatchback) and the choice between "mechanics" and "automatic" way "]
[/ caption] Such cars as Accent, Spectra and Focus of the Russian assembly attract buyers who are ready to pay from $ 11-12 thousand to $ 13.5, 14.5 and 17 thousand, respectively. Hyundai running gears cost $ 12–13 thousand, Ford's ones - from $ 13.5 to 15 thousand. It’s too early to talk about popular Izhevsk KIA performances. There is also our Chevrolet Viva, even two: for $ 13 thousand, which is not for sale, and $ 16 thousand, which is almost not taken.
Thus, within the price range “from ten to twenty” the first key point was identified: a very rich choice awaits those who are willing to spend about $ 12 thousand on a car.
If the buyer is ready to rise higher in his preferences, the object of his interest will most likely be the compact class with a 1.6 or 1.5 liter engine. The choice of such cars is very large: five "Japanese", four "French", half a dozen "Germans", "Americans", "Koreans".
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1.3–2.0 L, 82–135 HP, $ 14, 490–22, 050
One of the most popular cars last year covers a price range from $ 14.5 to 22 thousand. At the same time, the basic version with a 1.3 liter engine is already equipped with air conditioning and ABS.
On the pavement "]
[/ caption] The most accessible of the main fighters is the already mentioned “Focus”. With a 1.6 liter unit, its price starts at $ 13, 270. True, the body type will not be the most popular - a three-door hatchback. According to the results of the last year, the best-selling foreigner is “Lancer”. Its price with the motor we are interested in starts at $ 15, 490. In addition, we pay attention to the all-wheel drive “Liana” (from $ 18, 630) and “Elantra” (from $ 14, 390).
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1.6–2.0 l, 105–150 h.p., $ 17, 400–22, 500
One of the few Japanese cars with a European design. Able to satisfy driving ambitions, although of course it is not necessary to record him in athletes. Moderately sharp steering is not very large diameter "]
[/ caption] Very close to the popular “Lancer” is Nissan Almera ($ 15, 150) - here is an engine with a working volume of 1.5 liters. Knowing what months-long queues are, the Mazda 3 is kept a little aloof - from $ 17, 400, and the one who has had problems with the queues for servicing Toyota is offered at all from $ 18, 400.
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1.4–1.8 l, 90–125 h.p.,
$ 16, 790–21, 990
The most affordable German car in the class, besides fresh - 2005 model year. Convenience, comfort, controllability - all this is at its best. In addition, Opel offers reasonable service prices, "]
[/ caption] Near the Mazda or a little cheaper, the French are looking for happiness - Renault Megan and Peugeot 307. "Germans" are more expensive. Only the new Astra begins somewhere between Mazda 3 and Corolla. But the trendsetter Golf with a 1.6 liter engine will pull at least $ 19, 700, and then most likely - on order. In the salons, as a rule, you will find more expensive - from $ 22 thousand.
Thus, if the above $ 12 thousand is not the limit of your financial capabilities, the next benchmark for you may be a fork of $ 16-18 thousand.
STEP RIGHT - STEP LEFT
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1.7 l, 80 h.p., $ 10 800–12 050
Very good Niva, very bad Chevrolet. Those who see an expensive domestic product in this car will most likely not be disappointed. If you expect more, there is a danger of getting burned.
Reliability in "]
[/ caption] Popular with us are off-road vehicles. In this price segment, the choice is small: Chevrolet Niva, Derways, Patriot and Chinese. The latter appear more and more, and at least three brands have already gained some fame: Great Wall, Admiral and Xin Kai.
The Chevrolet Niva is still the most accessible from the gamut, although the price increase since its inception is alarming. At the end of 2002, Niva began to be sold for $ 8, 000, now they are asking for almost $ 11 thousand for the minimum configuration. Two more of ours, Derways and Patriot, were placed in the range of $ 14-17 thousand.
Chinese cars, sparkling in advertising with seductive prices, are also not given away for nothing. Up to $ 15 thousand, you can choose anything from rear-wheel drive pickups. If you want all-wheel drive, prepare $ 16–18 thousand, but if you aren’t satisfied with the pickup, then you will hardly give less than $ 20 thousand for a traditional SUV.
The interval "ten to twenty" is quite wide, but not unlimited. Typical representatives are shown in the photo and in the table. Cars are very different, but all to one degree or another give an answer to a favorite question.