What alternatives should I consider to a used Volkswagen Golf hatchback?
The Golf’s key rival has long been the Ford Focus. It’s a slightly sharper car to drive, but doesn't have the badge kudos of the Volkswagen, or the interior quality.
A Toyota Corolla will give you the same sort of space and practicality as the Golf, and promises to be a bit more reliable, but it's dull to look at and to drive.
Vauxhall’s Astra is similarly abundant in the classifieds. It was always considered inferior when new and cost similar money, but time has worked in its favour; it’s cheaper to buy used.
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