We’ve seen economic problems affect many of our customers. We try to carry a large selection of both expensive and cheap cars in Oklahoma City. So we can meet our customer’s diverse car needs and budgets.
When determining what makes good cheap cars in Oklahoma City, you need to look at more than just the price. There are other factors involved that make up the total cost of ownership. For example, Kelly Blue Book use factors like anticipated depreciation, fuel costs, repairs and insurance costs to determine total ownership cost rankings.
Here are a couple of our favorite good cheap 2012 Chevy cars.
The 2012 Chevy Sonic is a replacement of the Aveo, but with much improved features. The interior is well-designed with a mixture of quality materials and cheap-looking plastic. The controls are also well laid out but without installed navigation systems—a sacrifice with many cheap cars in Oklahoma City.
The Sonic has decent room in the interior for passengers and the best rear legroom of its segment. Cargo room depends on whether you get the hatch or sedan version. The hatch version is pretty cramped, but the sedan is the roomiest in its segment.
The Sonic showed some good speed on test tracks. You get a few engine options—from the standard 1.8-liter to a turbocharged 1.4-liter. Manual and automatic transmissions are also available. For the best gas mileage option, go with the Turbo. It has a surprising 29/40/33 mpg.
The Impala is one of Chevrolet’s flagship cars and has many changes in its look over the years. But it’s been six years before it’s had a big update. The 2012 Impala still retains much of the interior and cargo room that it’s known for. It can fit up to six passengers and has a generous 18.6 cubic-feet of trunk space. There are some sacrifices in the interior. Controls are basic but the features are very limited and the material quality is well below the levels found in many cars.
There are some nice improvements in driving. Now, the 2012 Impala comes with a nice 3.6-liter V6 and a standard six-speed automatic transmission. Fortunately, you’re not sacrificing mpg with the more powerful engine—it comes with an improved 18/30/22 mpg. The ride suspension is smooth and comfortable. However, the handling leaves much to be desired. Overall, it’s a good example of what you get with many cheap cars in Oklahoma City.
When looking at cheap cars, keep in mind that there are usually a few options you can add if you like—when and if your budget allows. This will give you more of the features sometimes found in more expensive cars. So you may still be able to get some of the features you want with the price you need.
Come by and test-drive one of these good inexpensive cars for yourself. We can help you find a car that may meet your budget and car needs. Visit with our salespeople about your needs at our convenient location off of I-240.