Top Gear's ultimate hot hatch test...
….featuring the ultimate driver. But which car will prevail?
Posted: 22 May 2013
The Astra's thickly padded front seats don't tip far enough forward for easy access to the back, although, once you squeeze through the gap, there's a deceptive amount of space. The Golf and Megane have the simplest, most readily understood switchgear lay-out. The Astra's clumsy interior design jars horribly with the sculpted exterior, and its centre console is even more button heavy than the Focus's - albeit marginally easier to get on with. Ford, no doubt your upgraded Sony system has many features, but the screen is too small and the controls entirely illogical. #Frustration.