According to Kelley Blue Book they are.
What makes a car cool? Well, that's a very good question and many have different answers. Remember, not every cool car is a supercar. But when you're on a budget and still want to drive something with style, decent performance and personality, there are fortunately many solid answers out there. Now, the list of the top ten coolest cars under $18,000 didn't come from us, but rather the crew over at Kelley Blue Book. We thought most of their choices were actually pretty good.
You have every right to disagree, but it's nice to know there are some decently affordable cool cars out there. Here are KBB's top ten picks for 2014, in descending order: Nissan Versa Note, Chevy Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Dodge Dart, Fiat 500, VW Jetta, Honda Civic Coupe, Kia Soul, Hyundai Veloster, and the Mazda3. Do you agree with these? As always, your comments are welcome.
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