What alternatives should I consider to a used Ford Focus hatchback?
While the Focus is your best bet in this class for driving thrills, a Golf remains the obvious choice for a more comfortable ride and a classier interior.
Your shortlist might also include the Skoda Octavia and Vauxhall Astra, which can be bought for less and in the Skoda’s case offers vastly more room, and nor should you overlook the Mazda 3. Like the Focus, the 3 is not the biggest car in this class, but offers a satisfying drive and has a good reliability record.
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