Everything you want from your new hatchback

Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40

Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40A hot hatchback could be the perfect vehicle for first-time drivers. Or, drivers who would love a sports car but can’t quite afford one.

You see, a hatchback offers everything that you want from the sports car. Specifically, it’s a high-performance vehicle that will give you a need for speed. But before we get into what features it should have, let’s look at what a hatchback is.

The Hatchback

The hatchback is simply a description of a car with a back door that opens upwards. Not all that exciting is it. That’s why we’re more interested in the “hot” hatchbacks.

Hot hatchbacks are a lot more fun. They’re designed in the same way. They’ve got a boot that opens up into the car. You might still be able to push the seats over to provide more space. Depending on the size, you might have three doors on a hatch or five. But there’s one thing that they all have in common. Their performance. Producers of hot hatches know who their buyers are. These aren’t cars for the typical driver. These are the drivers who want fun out on the roads and a little more power. Yep, we’re talking about the boy and girl racers who can fit into any age group. All you need is that desire to push your car to the limit when safe to do so on a managed track.

If that sounds like you, this is the type of vehicle you want and need. So let’s look at some of the best features you’ll be interested in.


You can bet if you’re buying a hot hatch you want it to look stylish. What’s the point of buying a hatch if it looks like a mess? Particularly, at the price you’re probably going to need to pay. We’ll get to that a little further down. The best hatches have one thing in common. They look like they’re hugging the road, crouching low down like a cub ready to pounce. It’s that playful look that makes them so appealing. You’ll see this quality in the Megane, the Golf Gti, the Focus ST. You get the idea. Some also have little or big spoilers on the back. Don’t be fooled, these spoilers are purely for style, as are the spoilers for most cars. Unless you’re approaching two hundred MPH, they serve no real purpose at all. You can look at some of the coolest hatches on offer at Carco Group or a similar seller.


If you can’t have fun in your hatch, there’s very little point in spending the cash. That’s why the best hatches should have excellent drift potential. Drifting simply means throwing the car into a car at high speed, spinning the wheel and pulling up the handbrake. At this point, two of the wheels are frozen, but the others continue to push the car. In some cars, you can get a car to drift without the use of the handbrake, and it can be a lot of fun. But of course, it should only be attempted on the track, not a main road.


Lastly, you’ve got to consider the price. Remember, there’s a reason you’re not buying a sports car. You can’t afford one so don’t pay the same amount for a souped up hatch. You might as well go the whole hog and buy the Porsche you had your eye on at that point. Aim to spend only as much as twenty-five grand on your hatch. This is a fairly reasonable cost for this type of car.

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