Your Favorite Hot Hatch

Your Favorite Hot Hatch


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No Boss

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I love hot hatches in every shape and form and there are about 4 on that list that are really driving me crazy to just pick one.

I had a GTI and loved it....then hated it.... then loved it.... then hated it and sold it. That was a MkIII though, one of the worst ones made. I love the new one, but it looks are something to get used to and the ride height is terrible. I'll have to go with a Mini S just cause I'm planning on buying on shortly.

/Noticed you forgot the new STI...
//would we consider that a new hot hatch?
 
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maateuszz89

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I voted for 147 GTA, it has 270 Bhp and is the best looking.
2nd place for Focus ST
3rd Audi S3
 

vRS

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I'd pick the Octavia vRS over any of them but from that list I'd go for the Audi S3.
 

Gibby

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My mum has a Focus ST and we all love it to because it "goes like stink" and looks great! Yet it is still a good Family car.
Focus ST, The End.
 

DTMracer

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Astra VXR because its lairy
 

TC

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Mini Cooper S

It does everything great without being too extreme.

The MPS is a close second.
 

WannabeSS

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Wtf! No Trailblazer! :O!

lol j/k

I picked the Astra because i love Vauxhauls for some reason.

Im really tempted to, to go in and actually look at the new Saturns (basically, we are getting Vauxhauls now, under Saturn lol)
 

LeMans GTR

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I pick the upcoming Fiat Bravo Abarth following in second place is the Mini Cooper S and the BMW 135i (rather have the coupe though).
 

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Mazda 3. Looks good, powerful, isn't an ancient chassis, reliable, and is actually sold in the US.
 

Z102

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It's not the most powerful, it's not the most extreme, it's not the fastest round a track, but I just love the Focus ST.
 

dinp

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Either the Astra or the Focus, the Astra is more good looking, but the Focus is a better all rounder, and cheaper. Oh the agony of choice.....

Focus, by a slim margin :)
 

DTMracer

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Apart from the Astra, most of the new hot hatches I've drive are just too sanitized and not scary enough.

That's exactly why I love the Astra. It has a little bit of TVR charm about it.
 

Ottobon

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I voted for the GTI, but only because its the crappier version of the R32 and that is easily my favorite hot hatch at the moment. I had the chance to ride in one, shortly after driving a 80s Alfa GTV6 with a 3.0 as well, and even after fooling around in a Alfa the R32 did all the right things make it a enjoyable and truly fun car, but it also happened to be the most comfortable car i rode in that day.

If i had to get something under 30k then i would probably cheap out, and if it wasn't for the fact its not sold in America i would probably get the Suzuki Swift GT or whatever its called, since its not sold here realistically i would get a Honda Fit/Jazz, which isn't really hot at all, just fun and hatchback. But then ultimately why buy a new car if i'm trying to buy something "economical"?, so what i actually bought is a diesel rabbit, not actually "hot" by any modern standards, just surprisingly fun to drive, plus its cheap and very easy to work on.
 
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Necx0

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Hard choice. We are certainly spoiled. I think the Golf GTi would be the one for me (white with DSG). However I do love the Focus XR5 Turbo, looks good goes well just a great car.

But then the Mini Cooper S has an almost irresistible pull.
 
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