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
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
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.