The Hot Hatchback.....

Are you looking for a performance car that’s cheap to buy, practical but also fun to drive?  Then a hatchback could be exactly what you’re looking for.


The hot hatch revolution started in the 1970s with the original Volkswagen Golf GTI MkI, which many consider to be the first true hot hatch, and it’s still going strong. In fact, it’s arguably a golden age for these great little cars.

Many manufacturers have tried to make their own hot hatch, with cars from BMW, Suzuki, and even Kia. There’s a wide range of choice for a potential buyer, from the upmarket BMW M135i , to the cheap-but-fun Suzuki Swift Sport.

The real appeal of a hot hatchback comes from the fact that it’s an all-rounder. Hot hatches offer great performance – arguably as much as you’d ever want on a public road – blended with the practical bodystyle and lower running costs associated with a typical family hatchback.

Plus, because hot hatchbacks are usually the top-spec models in the car’s range, you get plenty of standard equipment and comfortable sports seats as well. Comfort is a big factor in choosing the right hot hatch for you – do you go for something with stiff suspension or a smoother set-up? The first will offer the most driving thrills, but it might not be the best for everyday driving.

The most appealing thing about a  hatchback is the fact that it can be driven on a regular basis. A sports car is fun in the summer, but a Volkswagen Golf GTI owner is definitely going to be happier on a wet winter morning on the way to work.

There is plenty of choice out there for your perfect hot hatch, so get searching......


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Have a look at some relevant used cars for your budget...

First time driver used cars or used cars for those on a tight budget Under £2000

Used cars available for buyers with a budget from £2000 to £6000

Used cars available at our Bournemouth showroom priced from £6000 to £12000

Newer used cars and prestige used cars at our Bournemouth showroom from £12000 & Above

Ideal First Car

VOLKSWAGEN POLO Hatchback 1.4 16V 5DR

Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V 5dr

Price: Year/Reg: Mileage: Engine size: Fuel type: Gearbox: Body style: Colour:
£1,490 1997 (R) 101,000 1.4L Petrol Manual Hatchback Metallic Green

Other features - Very good condition throughout, Power steering, Height adjustable drivers seat, Electric windows, Central locking, Airbags, Alarm, CD Player, Folding rear seats. Hpi Clear, Comprehensive Warranties, All Cards Accepted.

Please call Darren on 07971 289371 or Anthony on 07831 816672

   01202 530100
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