What alternatives should I consider to a used Vauxhall Astra hatchback?
The Ford Focus drives much better than the rest of its classmates, but it doesn’t have the best interior, both in terms of quality or infotainment.
The Volkswagen Golf is a classy hatchback. It drives with a great sense of stability – especially on the motorway – and has a comfortable ride. It also offers all occupants plenty of space in what remains one of the classiest interiors of any mainstream car. It will be quite a bit more expensive to buy because of the badge.