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There's nothing better than sliding behind the wheel of your new car, but, let's face it, brand new vehicles can be pretty pricey.  

Fortunately, the smaller car segment is boasting many budget-friendly options with new models that may have the style and tech you want with a price tag that won't break the bank.  

Kelley Blue Book has identified their '10 coolest cars' under $18,000 and they're worth a look...

Some are a little boxy, some may seem a little tight... Nonetheless, there are some outstanding values at $18,000 or less to be found among the 2014 models listed here:

1. Mazda 3

2. Hyundai Veloster

3. Kia Soul

4. Honda Civic Coupe

5. Volkswagen Jetta

6. Fiat 500

7. Dodge Dart

8. Ford Fiesta

9. Chevy Sonic

10. Nissan Versa Note

Have you seen the Hyundai Veloster, the Jetta or the Dodge Dart?  You may be surprised.