So, you want a ridiculously cheap car, but you’d still like something that actually works, and maybe has a bit of a quirky sense of style to it as well?

Back in the day, you’d have to make due with bottom-of-the-line models churned out by American and European automotive manufacturers. While you can still get a good deal here and there when it comes to Western cars, if you really want to save a lot of money, look to developing markets in Asia and beyond. Fun cars that hopefully won’t break down once you get them home can be yours for a song … well, a song and several thousand dollars (or a tad more), of course. Here are five of our favorites.

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