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Calling all unusual hot hatch owners

Calling all unusual hot hatch owners

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Riggers

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1,851 posts

85 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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(That's owners of unusual hot hatches - not the other way around)

Do you have a hot hatch that's just that little bit different? Does your hatch-backed pride and joy enjoy a certain amount of 'underdog' kudos?

If so, we need you!

Our own PH Fleet Seat Leon Cupra R is a bit of a 'forgotten' hatch with other hot hatches stealign most of hte lime light, but its immense power makes it rather a hoot, so we want it to meet up with other hatches that are often overlooked.

So if you've got something like a Skoda Octavia vRS, an Alfa 147 GTA, an MG ZS, Rover 200 BRM or maybe even a Proton Satria GTi, and you want its praises sung, let us know!

E-mail me on riggers@pistonheads.com if you've got a forgotten hot hatch gem you think we should feature.

Why? Because 205 GTis, Golfs, Clios and Focus RSs get all the accolades - and it just isn't fair!

Oh, and your fast hatch doesn't have to be modern - as the commercial radio stations might say, we're looking for the best mix of 80s, 90s and now...

pilchardthecat

7,482 posts

86 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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Please find someone with a Citroen BX 16v.....

Riggers

Original Poster:

1,851 posts

85 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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pilchardthecat said:
Please find someone with a Citroen BX 16v.....
Great, great call. Actually, if people just want to throw in suggestions, too, that'd be grand (not as good as actual cars, mind, but good all the same smile

Diesel Fury

455 posts

67 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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Wait, the Octavia and ZS are hatches? Have I completely misunderstood that term?

10 Pence Short

32,880 posts

124 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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Peugeot 309 GTI should be on the list, as well as the Honda Civic VTI of the early 90s onwards.
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Riggers

Original Poster:

1,851 posts

85 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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Diesel Fury said:
Wait, the Octavia and ZS are hatches? Have I completely misunderstood that term?
I meant the five-door ZS, but IIRC the Octavia is a hatch?


10 Pence Short said:
Peugeot 309 GTI should be on the list, as well as the Honda Civic VTI of the early 90s onwards.
And duly noted smile

pilchardthecat

7,482 posts

86 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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Riggers said:
pilchardthecat said:
Please find someone with a Citroen BX 16v.....
Great, great call. Actually, if people just want to throw in suggestions, too, that'd be grand (not as good as actual cars, mind, but good all the same smile
Sadly mine died in about 1997 frown

JB!

4,642 posts

87 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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Fabia VRS? "fuel of Satan" yes, but still...

Or Ibiza Cupra's?

Diesel Fury

455 posts

67 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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Riggers said:
Diesel Fury said:
Wait, the Octavia and ZS are hatches? Have I completely misunderstood that term?
I meant the five-door ZS, but IIRC the Octavia is a hatch?
Yeah it is, don't mind me. I'm confusing myself. Must be time for my medication!

kpb

290 posts

82 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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90's Corolla GTI. 129bhp from a 1.6 in 1991 was quite something.

Nissan Pulsar? Or is that more 'mad dog' than 'underdog'?

Truckosaurus

5,176 posts

191 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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10 Pence Short said:
...as well as the Honda Civic VTI of the early 90s onwards.
Dreadful motorcar (although mine was the saloon).

r1ch

2,422 posts

103 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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I quite like the nissan almera gti. Well, i havn't driven one exactly but i like the look of them and think its a decent choice smile

doogz

25,951 posts

94 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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Does anyone still even own a Visa GTi? Or have they all rusted away?

chunkymonkey71

12,504 posts

105 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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I know I harp on about it all the time, but I do think it's great!

DLovett

329 posts

70 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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doogz said:
Does anyone still even own a Visa GTi? Or have they all rusted away?
My mother had one, which decided to take the term "internal combustion" to a different level.

Baz Tench

4,383 posts

97 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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doogz said:
Does anyone still even own a Visa GTi? Or have they all rusted away?
That was going to be my suggestion too. Same 1.6 engine as the 205Gti.

chunkymonkey71

12,504 posts

105 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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Xsara VTS?

Alex

8,156 posts

191 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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Try and find a Punto GT. I had two and they were great little cars.

MarJay

1,932 posts

82 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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130i. Hot Hatch, no one likes it except the people that own them, who adore them.

Lets Torque

10,974 posts

64 months

Wednesday 27th July 2011
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I don't have one but maybe an FIAT Abarth Grande Punto could come along if someone has one?

Would be even better if you got a 'Punto Evo' Abarth there aswell.

Cupra looks great by the Riggers.

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