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    The best hot hatch!

    What is the best hot hatch on the market today. That does not include the Clio V6. I think that the Honda Civic Type-R is the best hot hatch, its fast, good looking, handles well and being Japaneas you no its goin to be reliable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the real deal
    What is the best hot hatch on the market today. That does not include the Clio V6. I think that the Honda Civic Type-R is the best hot hatch, its fast, good looking, handles well and being Japaneas you no its goin to be reliable.
    Sorry, but why exclude the Clio ?
    It's a hatch and it is the hottest

    Type R uk-spec are nice cars and very well balanced handling.
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    my hot hatches are:
    Clio v6
    focus rs
    alfa 147 gta
    mg zr
    civic type r
    mini copper s works
    golf r32
    audi s2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine
    Sorry, but why exclude the Clio ?
    It's a hatch and it is the hottest
    In terms of price and performance the Clio V6 is in a completetly different league to the rest of the hot-hatches on the market. When you think of a hot-hatch you kind of assume that it's a small, front-engine fwd five seater family runaround that's a had a bit of chilli powder sprinkled in the engine bay, a ruthlessly stiffened suspension and a crap looking body kit stuck on. The V6 is a full blown mid-engined rwd two-seater junior supercar that's been cunningly disguised as a hatchback! It's a great car but it's in a league of its own in terms of finding any competitors for it.

    However, I do reckon that the best hot-hatch around is a Clio - the new RenaultSport 182 Cup. It's proof that the best way to go with front wheel drive is modest power coupled to a lightweight and well sorted chassis. In terms of power it gets blown out of the water by cars like the Focus RS and Alfa 147 GTA, but doesn't suffer from the huge amounts of torque-steer that the big boys in the market do. Plus it ways far less than the Focus/147/Type-R so is more agile and stops on a sixpence. And the styling isn't too OTT, which is a rare thing in this market.

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    Don't know why no one has said this, i guess maybe I'm the only one who likes it but what about the JDM Integra Type-R?(USDM RSX Type-S)

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    my favorites are VW GTi any generation, and the VW Golf R32. VW started the "hot hatch" thing anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batmobile_Turbo
    my favorites are VW GTi any generation, and the VW Golf R32. VW started the "hot hatch" thing anyway.
    Here here, i'll have to agree with you.

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    VW Golf GTi R32 Stage II, some 11 second 1/4 mile.....it was in MT a while ago, tuned by some group I think. Meh, can't remember much else.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by the real deal
    What is the best hot hatch on the market today. That does not include the Clio V6. I think that the Honda Civic Type-R is the best hot hatch, its fast, good looking, handles well and being Japaneas you no its goin to be reliable.
    Civic Type R is hot... Civic Mugen SI is hotter, 40hp more than the type R.

    My favorites:

    Honda Civic Mugen SI

    Engine K20 DC5R Straight 4
    Engine location Front, transversely mounted
    Displacement 1.998 liter / 121.9 cu in
    Valvetrain 4 valves/cylinder, DOHC, VTEC
    Fuel feed Fuel injection
    Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
    Gearbox 6 Speed Manual
    Drive Front wheel drive

    Power 240 bhp / 179.0 kW

    Volkswagen Golf IV R32

    Engine 15 V6
    Engine location Front, transversely mounted
    Displacement 3.189 liter / 194.6 cu in
    Valvetrain 4 valves/cylinder, DOHC
    Fuel feed Fuel injection
    Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
    Gearbox 6 Speed Manual
    Drive 4Motion all wheel drive

    Power 241 bhp / 179.8 kW @ 6250 rpm

    Audi A3

    Engine 15 V6
    Engine location Front, transversely mounted
    Displacement 3.189 liter / 194.6 cu in
    Valvetrain 4 valves/cylinder, DOHC
    Fuel feed Fuel injection
    Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
    Gearbox DSG 6 Speed Automatic
    Drive Quattro All wheel drive


    Power 250 bhp / 186.5 kW @ 6300 rpm


    All these babies are naturally aspirated.
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    Alfa 147 GTA No Questions Asked. Best styling, best performance.

    Also really like the Mini Cooper S, Ford Focus RS and Seat Leon Cupra R.

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    ford focus rs8

    that thing produce 400hp 4.6litre engine. qtr mile in i think 12 seconds i forgot its like 12.8 and it weighs only 2300lb

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrVette83
    Here here, i'll have to agree with you.
    it's strange how we have the same tastes, you love the Corvette and so do i, and you like the VW hatches and so do i
    Quote Originally Posted by Chinky_boi
    ford focus rs8

    that thing produce 400hp 4.6litre engine. qtr mile in i think 12 seconds i forgot its like 12.8 and it weighs only 2300lb
    is that a production car? i don't think it counts unless it is front wheel drive and a production car. but it sounds sweet.
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    shit some of those small pos's have v6's in them thats just crazy. personally i like the Mazda 3 it comes as a 2.0L and a 2.3L SVT engine it handels pritty good and i guess i'll need to wait a while before some does one up and we can really see what it can do...
    Last edited by eyebrows; 03-31-2004 at 11:14 PM.

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    hot hatches

    Of course they are the clio v6 and the PEUGEOT GTI 180

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    i am gonna have to say the clio v6 the civic type r and a eclipse gsx are the best hatches.
    Last edited by mooseTSi; 04-01-2004 at 10:39 AM.

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