About eight years ago, one of my closest friends bought a brand new base-model Hyundai Accent he dubbed "The Champ". The Champ came from the factory with no radio, no air conditioning, no power anything, a 10 year/100,000 mile warranty, and the dealer threw in a free set of four tires for when it came time to replace the originals. To date, The Champ has given him well over 100,000 miles of trouble-free service for his out-the-door price of $9,000. WHAT A BARGAIN!
If we'd take a poll, I'd bet my lunch money that many people might define the term "bargain" a bit differently when it comes to their own purchases. For some, that bargain might be the cheapest, low-frills machine you can find, just like The Champ. For others, they might considered their purchase a bargain when a feature laden model with all sorts of great options also comes at a great price. We took a look at all of the manufacturers base models (not to be confused with entry-level models) and picked ten units to help those on the hunt for a new machine!