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RE: PH poll: best hot hatch

RE: PH poll: best hot hatch

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dean350z

317 posts

43 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Having owned 2 of them I'm slighly biased but the Clio Willy really should have been higher placed than that....it was and in my mind still is hot hatch perfection!

I'm off to the classifieds.

Obiwonkeyblokey

5,330 posts

137 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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R5GTT at 11th?

surely a top three ( biased though as Ive had a few)

Changedmyname

12,121 posts

78 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Antj said:
looks like a few owners clubs jumped on the voting,

clio v6, honestly
Ummscratchchin makes you wonder.

RINGMEISTER

154 posts

78 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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SWoll said:
Don't want to start up the same old argmument again but if I think "Hot Hatch" the Grale never comes to mind.

I think I make a mental connection between hot hatch and FWD, so also wouldn't come up with the Escort RS, Clio V6 etc.

I know, by definition, they are all hot hatches but my brain seems to refuse to accept it.

Odd?
My thoughts exactly, Ive always regarded hot hatches at a tuned version of the original, not a

homologation special. Maybe there should be a sub category such as "Hyper Hatch" for the non front wheel

drive cars

vanschpunk

89 posts

109 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Peugeot 106 GTi rated...but no Saxo VTS what so ever?? And a Renault 5 GT Turbo was rated higher than them both, a fiesta rs turbo is conpletely on par with one....and a clio williams outdoing an escort cosworth!??

And a bloody amc pacer??????? Who compiled this nonsense?

dean350z

317 posts

43 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Obiwonkeyblokey said:
R5GTT at 11th?

surely a top three ( biased though as Ive had a few)
Agreed...I had one of those aswell, I got mine from a chap who had a collection, it had been kept in storeage and only had 11k from new, i really wanted to go nuts with modification as you do with an R5 but i just couldn't bring myself to do it.

I always loved the 250bhp BB tuning R5, that was a monster.

suffolk009

1,851 posts

62 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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An integrale a hot hatch? why no votes for Saab 900 turbos then? Crazy.

And I don't understand why the Rover BRM isn't on the list....

Pixelpeep

3,741 posts

39 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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vanschpunk said:
Peugeot 106 GTi rated...but no Saxo VTS what so ever?? And a Renault 5 GT Turbo was rated higher than them both, a fiesta rs turbo is conpletely on par with one....and a clio williams outdoing an escort cosworth!??

And a bloody amc pacer??????? Who compiled this nonsense?
must feel strongly about it.. you''ve used up your one post for this year to say it!

Dave Hedgehog

7,819 posts

101 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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a fine example of what happens when you give 30 monkeys typewriters instead of an infinite number

dean350z

317 posts

43 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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vanschpunk said:
and a clio williams outdoing an escort cosworth!??
Yup....thats how great a car they are....spend some quality time behind the wheel of one and you'll see why.

B10

796 posts

164 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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No Citroen Visa GTI. A very good car but not pretty. Arguably better roadholding than a 205 GTI of which it shares it's engine and front suspension. However it has better rear suspension. However the AMC must be a joke, the Gremlin was a better car.

Hoygo

725 posts

58 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Having driven a Delta HF 16v Integrale 90' (not an EVO but about the same i reckon) i disagree with the result,in top 10 surely but not 1st definitely,don't get me wrong i like it and was very close of buying it but my top three of best hot hatches ever would have been:

3:205 1.9 GTI
2:Williams
1:5 GT Turbo

Not definitely in that order it could be the other way round but these are the most fun/purest true hot hatches imo,a worthy podium.

dean350z

317 posts

43 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Antj said:
looks like a few owners clubs jumped on the voting,

clio v6, honestly
Always wanted one of these but sadly my good lady wife is physically ill at the mere sight of one...I was always under the impression that the mk2 was a cracking drive.

peteA

1,943 posts

131 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Why is the 205 GTi split into 1.6 & 1.9?

If so, why isnt the Golf split into 8v & 16V variants?

I agree that whislt the Evo is an excellent car it should not be included as a hot hatch - one of the greatest drivers cars of all time even if you beleive what you read (as I havent been in one) but its a rally rep and not a hot hatch in the traditional sense.

Good fun and some interesting cars on the list!

Scrambled

589 posts

63 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Agree whole heartedly with the winner and most of the other cars.

Would have liked to have seen the Lotus Sunbeam higher.

Biggest surprise for me was there being no Megane R26R up there in top ten. Not a car I like but thought it was rated higher.

eliotrw

286 posts

66 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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the other thing is that the 306 rallye and gti-6 are miles apart from each other, even though all that separates them is Air con and manual windows.
I mean really?
AND ANOTHER THING..

Im not sure i'm happy the lancia deserves number one. But i like my hatches fwd. Or heck even RWD, awd though frown

I appriecate its user voted though.

TameRacingDriver

9,543 posts

169 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Some people are taking this FAR too seriously. This thread alone proves why the supposedly weird collection and order, is, well, weird.

750turbo said:
BUT BUT BUT, I was told on here that all French Cars are crap?

Explain this then wink
Easy. Its not a reliability list biggrin

StoatInACoat

898 posts

82 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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How can the stock 172 (not the cup) be so far above the 182?

And why aren't the cup and and standard one split into two categories if the 205 is? Not fussed by the results but some of the groups look a bit strange.

300bhp/ton

30,208 posts

87 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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RINGMEISTER said:
SWoll said:
Don't want to start up the same old argmument again but if I think "Hot Hatch" the Grale never comes to mind.

I think I make a mental connection between hot hatch and FWD, so also wouldn't come up with the Escort RS, Clio V6 etc.

I know, by definition, they are all hot hatches but my brain seems to refuse to accept it.

Odd?
My thoughts exactly, Ive always regarded hot hatches at a tuned version of the original, not a

homologation special. Maybe there should be a sub category such as "Hyper Hatch" for the non front wheel

drive cars
An interesting side note is the Integrale was exactly that a "tuned version of the original", the original being the Delta HF Turbo4x4. More interestingly though, the Clio Williams was actually built for homologation purposes.

smile

Addymk2

190 posts

69 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Agree with a few cars on there. Highly doubt many of the voters have actually driven those cars. If they had I imagine it would be a very different story. Well done to the 15 year olds who voted!