What alternatives should I consider to a used Infiniti Q30 hatchback?
The Audi A3 will provide a much smoother ride than the Q30, and with the right choice of suspension the car will take bumps and potholes in its stride with simultaneous good body control. There is noticeably more space in the rear of the car and less wind noise too, which justifies the slightly higher price tag. All in all, the A3 is a strong competitor in this class.
Another rival which earns its position in our ratings is the BMW 1 series, which you can pick up for a similar price to the Audi and is available with rear-wheel drive. Smaller windows and large pillars just like the Infiniti Q30 make over-the-shoulder visibility quite impractical, combined with a relatively poor drive. The infotainment system on these models however is swankier, more user friendly and marries up with an impressive sound system.