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New-car bargains for first-time buyers

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Twenty worthy rides that won’t break the bank

No matter if you're buying your first new car or downsizing to a more compact ride, you can still roll in style — without putting a smackdown on your bank account. We've picked 20 inspiring cars that should make your test-drive list. All but two vehicles cost less than $20,000, and each is assessed by what it bringsin terms of style, cost, versatility, sportiness, cargo capability, fuel-efficiency and that mysterious X-factor.
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