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The Ultimate Hot Hatch

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2001 5:55 am
by Guest
Heres a topic for the whole world (Especially Europe). What do you think todays ultimate hatchback is? I have to go with the Golf, with the 4motion already out, and the even more powerful RSI coming out, combined with excellent build quality, and engineering. Some others I can think of are the Clio 172Sport, the 206Gti, Civic Type-R, Saxo, and Focus. Any others you can think of, please include.

-Tom

RE: The Ultimate Hot Hatch

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2001 10:48 am
by heedera380
Anything by Subaru.  Big thumbs up

RE: The Ultimate Hot Hatch

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2001 11:05 am
by Aussiemite
subaru arnt really in the hatch back market.

206 is nice handles fantasiclly, Toyota Starlet GT are great cheap hatchback and go fast, Lancia intergrale were legends and italian.

RE: The Ultimate Hot Hatch

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2001 5:33 am
by Starship







Alfa 147


the Golf is an excellent hatch, but it lacks something in the styling department. It's........ bland. It's functional, but the styling does not excite.

The Alfa 147 on the other hand has style. I'd like one.

RE: The Ultimate Hot Hatch

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2001 5:53 am
by desertjets
Hmmm... that Alfa is something else, I think its styling is a little bit out of date if you ask me. Yes the Golf/GTI is bland, but it is still a fun little car (4Motion is available for it in Europe???). The next A3 should be coming to the US and it looks pretty interesting.

If you guys can get your hands on it, check out the Jan 2002 issue of Automobile magazine... they do a little test of hot rod imports. They tested the GTI 1.8T, Focus SVT (very nice btw), the new Civic Si hatch, Sentra SE-R V-Spec, and the Mazda Protege MP3.

Unfortunately in the US hatchbacks are not too popular, but they seem to be making a comeback.

RE: The Ultimate Hot Hatch

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2001 8:29 am
by WorldVoyager
The Civic Type-R looks fab!

RE: The Ultimate Hot Hatch

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2001 8:47 am
by Staffan
Starship, you beat me to it!

The 147 looks really great, has its own style and with the 2.0 T.Spark I'm sure it moves too!  Big thumbs up


RE: The Ultimate Hot Hatch

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2001 9:57 am
by Aussiemite
unfortunatly due to the incredible tax in Aust. we pay on euro cars japanese is really the best way, then again most jap cars are built very nice, Toyota Mazda Subaru are the top as far as quality then it would cycle through mitsubishi nissan etc