These are the best cars of 2012 that comply with this premise: cheap, striking and modern design, and all the high-tech gadgets and toys that new buyers are demanding these days.
The marketing research of Ford found that the new Fiesta buyers may pay something a little bit more expensive, however they liked the idea of a car with low emissions and able to offer a wide variety of gadgets. Therefore, Ford has equipped the car with the Sync system, whose functions are often found in models like the Audi Q5 or the Lexus LS but its price is equivalent to two Festivals. It comes with an excellent paint job, a quiet cabin, interior lighting and options such as heated leather seats, traction control and semi automatic transmission with six gears. Also Ford created a mobile application of the Fiesta for tablets. Its introductory cheap price is only $13,320.
Volkswagen Jetta 2012
The new 2011 Volkswagen Jetta was completely renovated inside and out. Its dimensions are larger than its predecessor, resulting in superior performance, more space and as a result greater comfort, however it keeps intact the DNA of the car design. The navigation system is intuitive and can be used with voice commands, like the stereo and Bluetooth connectivity for cell phones. It offers a sophisticated driving with great adjustment, traction control and has a diesel version that reaches 41 miles per gallon. Get the new Jetta year 2011 with "0" miles for as cheap as $14,000.
The MINI Countryman 2011 is the first four-door model of the British firm and is sold in three options - Base, S and S ALL4 -. The test model was the S ALL4, which includes four-wheel drive. It is equipped with a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder that generates 181 horsepower with a fuel economy of 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on highways. The beauty of this model is that is a MINI wherever you see it and the trouble is that for some people is not so mini, by its size. The base price of this model is $26.950.
Its style is inspired by the Audi models, which says that the days of simple aspect of Kia ended and its record sales confirms it. It comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 156 horsepower or a 2.4 liter with 174. It has a performance warranty for 10 years or 100,000 miles, ABS with Brake Assist, traction control and stability, functions that helped it to earn a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS. This car represents a new segment for the brand and a serious alternative to established competitors and it will soon launch a five-door hatchback style. Get it used with only 20k miles for less than $13,000 dollars.
The A1 is characterized by a reliable appearance. The grille, roof bow and the C-pillar as well as the hood that wraps the entire tornado line engine and the give it sporty styling even when it is stopped. The Audi A1 1.4 TFSI has a starting price of $32,492. Another point to note is that it includes many features that generally appear in luxury cars such as xenon lights, LED lights for the day, at the rear and for interior lighting, rain sensor, panoramic sunroof, remote starttwo systems of navigation and Bose sound system of 465 watts and 14 speakers.
The soul of the new Golf GTI is the engine that was developed in conjunction with Audi. The GTI devours the pavement powered by the new turbocharged version of four-cylinder and 2.0 liter which generates up to 210 horsepower at 1,800 revolutions per minute. The feeling of being in a real sport starts with the seats that are perfectly ergonomic and allow the driver sitting behind the wheel of the GTI for long periods without suffering excessive tiredness. The most basic version starts around $22,000 and the full is close to $30,000. You can get a used VW GTI for cheap with about 140k miles for under $2k to $3k.
It keeps the original Cinquecento design but with some touches that make it up to date. For the interior there are 12 combinations of colors and materials, three options for the roof, exterior and 14 for the Mopar accessories that raise the level of customization of the car. The engine is a 1.4-liter four-cylinder, manual or automatic transmission that depending on, allow a performance of up to 38 miles per gallon on the highway, plus it has The ECO system which analyzes the driver behavior and gives recommendations to improve efficiency. Get the new Fiat 500 with "0" miles for under $16,000 in any dealership near you.
The new three-door Korean compact promises 40 miles per gallon and a youthful design. As it has been happening for some time with the models of Hyundai, technology in entertainment and security has nothing to envy to the more expensive brands.
Aston Martin Cygnet
The Aston Martin Cygnet is an urban car that puts a new standard for luxury compacts concerns due to the experience of about a century of building lightweight sports cars, grand tourers of long range and highly competitive racing machines. The Cygnet expresses a simple idea but crucial: the modern city, the small size results in speed and freedom. With only 10 feet long, the Cygnet gives the driver a new dimension of freedom to be able to get around traffic, take advantage of small parking places, consume the least possible amount of fuel and emit very few emissions, all while delivering excellent levels of quality and comfort.
All curves and angles are able to create a consistent style which is innovative and sporty. Compared to its direct competition, the Focus stands out for its design, particularly in a segment that usually does not highlight for these characteristics. The LCD panel with images looks attractive and functional. The center console looks great and is very easy to operate, as long as the car is static because in movement it can be a bit complicated to operate one of the many features it has. The Self Park system of Ford, which literally does what the name implies, park the car by itself, is unprecedented for a car of this price. You can get the old version of the Ford Focus for the cheap price of $1000 with about 100k to 120k miles.
Video: Ford Focus 2012, the new 2012 Focus represents the kinetic design with architecture focuses to the driver. The driving position is like a tailored suit.