NEW YORK ( MainStreet) --'Yes, you can still buy a new car for less than $15,000. No, it's not the size of your coffee table or a pockmarked misfit in your local dealer's "hail sale"'section. 'According to auto pricing site TrueCar, the average amount paid for a car in August was $30,274. That's 0.3% lower than what buyers paid in july, but 1.4% higher than what they were parting with a year ago. Meanwhile, average incentives dropped from $2,614 (or 8.8% of the total price of a car) to $2,457 (8.1%).
Average sale price: $13,156 ' The SX4 is one of the most affordable all-wheel drive vehicles on the market, but this isn't that SX4. No, this is a front-wheel drive with 150 horsepower, a six-speed manual transmission and extremely basic features including power windows and locks. The absolute base model doesn't even include a radio and has combined mileage of 25 mpg, the lowest on this list. The price is about as small as you'll find for even a small sedan, but considering how stripped down the rest of the vehicle is, we're surprised Suzuki even bothered to name it SX4 when "Car" would have done just fine.