What alternatives should I consider to a used Suzuki Swift Sport hatchback?
For similar money to a used Suzuki Swift Sport, you could have a Volkswagen Up GTI. The Up GTI is smaller and less practical, but it would be the superior choice if you wanted a little bit more refinement but need a smaller car because you live in a city where parking is at a premium.
The Ford Fiesta ST is a thoroughly enjoyable performance hatch, although most examples will be the less practical three-door version, which could be a problem for those who have children that need to be put in car seats. However, it's one of our firm favourites to drive.