Colourful character in a muted part of the market
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
Overlook the fact it’s so good that it’s almost joyless: the latest Golf GTI is very desirable indeed.
A car that returns to trade on past glories. The game's moved on, Subaru.
The Megane RS has a newfound maturity. Better for tackling the Golf GTI, worse for tackling your local trackday
This isn’t a luxury sports saloon – it’s a luxury limousine dressed in a rakish, designer suit
An immensely fast and capable car to drive. But Golf R remains better to drive.
Incredibly competent, deceptively fast, but needs to be at warp speed before it gets interesting.
The definitive example of rock-solid, sensible, impeccable German engineering
Connectivity and interior layout takes priority over how it drives. For some, that'll be perfect