The ten cheapest cars in the world - #3 - Maruti 800

Suzuki Maruti 800: 5-door hatchback. $4,994.

Until the Tata Nano arrives, the Suzuki Maruti 800 will be the cheapest car you can buy in India and in other nearby countries (and even South America). Some versions of the Maruti have been sold arrived in Europe and this inexpensive machine is called the "smallest car in production" for good reason: it's a really small car.

Power comes from a 0.8-liter 3-cylinder engine, which gets about 45 HP. Unfortunately, like some of the other misers on this list, the Maruti 800 needs 6.5 liters of gasoline for every 100 km of average driving (which comes to 38 mpg). Luckily, the driver can improve the economy to just 6 liters per 100 km (40 mpg) by turning off the A/C unit.

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