What alternatives should I consider to a used Hyundai i30N hatchback?
The Honda Civic Type R is a favourite of ours and we gave it our 2018 hot hatch of the year award. It is ballistically fast thanks to its 316bhp 2.0-litre engine, has razor-sharp handling and yet still provides a decent ride for a performance car.
If you want a solid all-rounder, then the Volkswagen Golf GTI is the perfect car for the job. It’s just as happy easing through town traffic as it is attacking a twisty back road when the moment strikes you.
The Skoda Octavia vRS is also worthy of consideration if you want practicality and value in your hot hatch. Not only does its boot absolutely dwarf that of the i30N, but it also offers lots of rear seat space and plenty of performance for not much money.
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