Best used hot hatches for less than £20,000

A budget of £20,000 could buy you a sensible family car, or you could inject some excitement into your life with one of these 10 used hot hatchbacks.....

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In this exciting world, a budget of £20,000 is enough to get you into some seriously cool used performance machines. 

For less than the cost of a sensible, mid-range, new Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf you could buy a hot hatch that’s less than two years old, produces two-and-a-half times as much power and can accelerate from 0-62mph in half the time.

So, settle back and enjoy our list of the top 10 best used hot hatches currently available. Some are stealthy and sophisticated speed demons, others are more hardcore track day weapons, and a few are inexpensive and just plain fun. It’s a varied list, but that just means there’s something to suit all tastes.