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 Post subject: Hot Hatches
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:31 am 
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I love hatchbacks, especially if they're hot hatches. I blame the original VW GTI. Awesome performance from a small hatchback that normal people could afford. Power to the people! So here are a few of my favorite hatches:

Honda Civic Type-R. Too good for us Uhmerrikans. This is the Mugen version.
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Subaru WRX STi. One of the greatest hot hatches ever.
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Not just any VW GTI, this is the W12 650 with a 650hp W12 engine in the back.
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Another car too good for us Americans: The VW Scirocco GTI. This is the cup car.
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The French do things differently, which is probably why I love them. This is the Renault Megane R.26R.
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And here's the Renault Twingo 133 cup car.
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I can't leave Italy out of the fun. This is the Alfa Romeo MiTO Quadrifoglio.
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How about a hot hatch from Sweden? The C30 is a great car with a turbo inline-5.
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The Mini Cooper JCW is the best little car BMW builds. This the 50th anniversary world championship edition.
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This may not be a "hot" hatch, but this Lincoln C concept shows American designers haven't forgotten about the hatchback bodystyle.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:16 am 
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i can't believe i'm saying this, but don't forget one that we ARE loosing this year..

the Saturn Astra VX-R..

cool little hatchback.. that GM is killing. an actual useful, fun car.. GM can go to hell. let 'em be bankrupped for killing saturn and keeping buick..

but that's a whole new thread..

HOT HATCHES RULE!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:38 am 
Here's a nice one for sale in Northern Ireland:
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C111902/
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:25 am 

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*cough* your forgetting two that would absolutely destroy all the mentioned cars above [in standard form].

Gen one Mazda MPS3

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Gen two MPS3

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I hate FWD's in general, but if i HAD to get one, itd be the 3 hands down. Ive driven them and their the best compromise.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:31 am 
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My friend had a MazdaSpeed3. Wonderful car. Very quick, fast, fun to drive. Hate the tranny, in that you push DOWN and back to get into reverse, so when you're going fast on twisty roads, you end up grinding gears because you exert some downward pressure on the shifter when shifting. OOPS. The Subies have it where you pull UP on the shifter to move into reverse. Don't know why Mazda went the other (wrong) way.

Very safe as well. Flipped it with 3 people in the car, none of us were injured.

I'd buy it if I could. I also hate FWD as it's the sporting anti-Christ, but damn... nothing like getting 38mpg on the freeway, with a 270hp hatchback (stock), and being able to cruise the freeway at 150mph. :)

Don't ask me how I know this. 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:41 pm 
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You asked for it, and you got it: Mazda3.
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Ford Focus RS: why do we never get the best ones?
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I like the looks of the upcoming Citroën DS3.
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Citroën REVOLTe. Good car. Bad name.
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Fiat 500 Abarth 695 Ferrari Tributo.
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Hey, a good hot hatch we actually get: Mitsubishi Lancer sportback.
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Seat Cupra R from VW's Spanish subsidiary.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:42 pm 
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vw does down and left.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:50 pm 
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What no love for the A3? :mrgreen:

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And if those don't make the case, this photo might...

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I have owned a few "hot hatches" myself, two VW MK2 GTIs, a MK3 Golf, Mitsubishi Mirage, and currently a Nissan Versa. I love hatchbacks as they are small, fun, and can hold a lot of stuff.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:07 pm 
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nissan versa hot hatch since when? :P


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:35 am 
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shoot, forgot to put up a picture of my "hot hatch".. hehehee.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:30 pm 
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The Blade Master G is not a rapper but Toyota's JDM 3.5L V6 hatch.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:59 pm 
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I want to be Blade Master G.

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Lets not forget the greatest hot hatch of all time.......

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:17 pm 
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RoadsterViking wrote:
Here's a nice one for sale in Northern Ireland:
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C111902/
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TSiSS350 wrote:
Lets not forget the greatest hot hatch of all time.......

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I have to agree with that!!! :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu:

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:20 am 
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you forgot the the Goes Like Hell, Son.

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Another one i cant beleive everyone forgot about...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:56 am 
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got you beat

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bajasoobnut wrote:
TSiSS350 wrote:
Lets not forget the greatest hot hatch of all time.......

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I have to agree with that!!! :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu: :tu:


Awesome cars! Does anyone know if there are any in RHD?

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Another one i cant beleive everyone forgot about...

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Alsmost bought one... Still want one...

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:19 pm 
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I am sorry but most of the cars posted by the OP especially the European ones are horrid or they made only one (like W12 650), the Twingo, the Alfa, that new Scirroco, that Lincoln are as tasty looking as one month old mouldy bread...

Hot hatches?
Try...
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Don' get me started on the AE86.
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