best hot-hatch in US?

Discussion in 'Car Comparisons' started by f11111, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. so whats the best hot-hatch available for sale in the US? consider track ability as well as what youd prefer for a driver. Oh, and the R32 doesnt count <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC=""></A>

    Focus SVT
    GTi 1.8T (less weight, more tuning than VR6)
    GTi VR6
    Civic Si
    Matrix XR-S

    cars we dont get:
    corolla T-Sport
    civic Type R
    Renault Clio
    Peugeot 206
    Focus RS

    i think id pick a GTi...
  2. Alfa Romeo 147 GTa
  3. In the US.
  4. Focus SVT, then the Mazda 3 since there is no 05 SVT.
  5. You can always import
  6. You could get a Ferrari 360/430 for the price of importanting a 156 GTA.
  7. Focus SVT. The GTI shouldn't even be on that list.
  8. Why.
  9. There's nothing hot about the Golf IV, except the R32.
  10. Focus SVT is SO hot.
  11. ok, the obvious choice is gti mk4 or 5. for mw anyway.

    the best interior, quickest, fastest, best handlign at top sppeds, and i'd take the vr6 over 1.8t any day. if you havent driven a vr6 u just dotn understnd about the sound and power. the svt is the only other serious threat but at 15.1, leather heated seats, climat control one touch everything, it's unbeatable. sure it costs 23k but you're getting audi fit and finish with great performance. if you have nt driven one u obvisouly dont know what i'm talkign about. and out of the cars we cant get here, to import one woulc cost more than a zo6 so lets not add them in <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC=""></A>
  12. do you say this because all of the magazine's start saying it all of the sudden the mk5 came out or is it from expierence? drive a 2004 1.8t you'll see what i mean.
  13. I have. It's too big. Understand the fact that not everyone has such a raging hard-on for VWs.
  14. SVT... the new one (if they make it) will be remarkable...
  15. You are exaggerating, it cant be that expensive i meen people in sweden have been importing old american cars for years and its not that expensive.
  16. You guys miss out on the only decent ones.
  17. This is why I have a GTI VR6 & an SVT Focus. Best of both worlds. I absolutely love my SVT, and with the right tires and some expertise can compete for TTOD at just about any AutoX

    Of course, you are forgetting bout the Mini Cooper S, which is a serious super-car killer on a tight road.
  18. I'd just buy a Mazda3... "hot" or not it's the sportiest....
  19. Mini Cooper S Works.
  20. You will have to buy at least 4 cars in order to import just one. That is if they actaully pass the required crash and emmisions testing.
  22. Ok there must be something with the american rules that meke it expensive then, i thought the european rules were harder.
  23. you're all Idiots
    It's the Civic SiR

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