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    Ford Focus RS vs Honda Civic Type-R vs Audi RS3 vs Mercedes-AMG A45 & more: Hot Hatch


    Welcome to the biggest hot hatch comparison test ever conducted on video, featuring the all-new Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type-R, Audi RS3, Mercedes-AMG A45, Volkswagen Golf R, Renault Sport Megane 275 Cup-S, Peugeot 308 GTI By Peugeot Sport 270, BMW 135i and Subaru Impreza WRX STI. We've driven each of these cars on road, set times on track, plus covered essential ownership items such as running costs and practicality to name, definitively, Britain's best hot hatch!

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    Every week, we’ll present the latest new car reviews, covering everything from supercars to family estates. Our motoring experts have more than 75 years of testing experience between them, and their jargon-free verdicts cover real-world practicality, recommended specifications and reveal the real cost of ownership. Every video review is even complimented by a full written report on AutoTrader.co.uk.

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    And I'm here stuck at work like "Where can I hide for 40 mins"
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    Without spoiling the result, only a tenth slower than the A45 around the track is impressive, and closer than I expected given the power difference and flappy paddle gearbox.
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    A great couple of quotes from the Video:

    This car completely re-writes the hot hatch rule book.

    This car has proven itself in all weathers , all sorts of roads, and against all of it's rivals.


    Oh, boy here comes a lot of hate messages.

    Just check out the comments below the video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crooked Letta View Post
    And I'm here stuck out work like "Where can I hide for 40 mins"
    Find a broom closet and your cell phone.
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    Just watched this from start to finish, what a fantastic review.
    I've driven 5 of the cars tested, RS3, Golf R, Sport Megane 275 Cup-S, BMW 135i and Subaru WRX STi and pretty much agree with them, especially the comments on the RS3 and Golf R.
    While you are moving at a very fast pace, it never seemed fun or engaging.
    Hopefully they got it spot on with the RS because the waiting is killing me.

    Excellent review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    A great couple of quotes from the Video:

    This car completely re-writes the hot hatch rule book.

    This car has proven itself in all weathers , all sorts of roads, and against all of it's rivals.


    Oh, boy here comes a lot of hate messages.

    Just check out the comments below the video.
    Oh yeah! Some people are going to be angry!
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    I enjoyed that test. Those guys were so friggin good at footballing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    Just check out the comments below the video.
    I am so much happier having installed AlienTube. It replaces YouTube comments with Reddit comments in a tabulated format for every submitted topic/subreddit you can click through (as of right now the video has only been submitted to /r/cars, so not a lot of discussion). The intellectual level of the conversation there is at least an order of magnitude higher than is average for YouTube
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    I really enjoyed this test, if I wasn't getting an RS Focus, I would think about an RS Megane, the problem here in Australia is by the time you option up an RS Megane it is substantially more expensive than the RS Focus, not cheaper. For me the AMG is just too expensive, all I have to do is be patient enough and wait my time for my RS to arrive
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