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    Astra VXR

    A freind at work asked my opinion on the best hot hatch to buy as he is in the market.

    I pointed him in the direction of the Focus ST and the Astra VXR. He has driven the VXR and loves it so is looking for one. I would of given him Daves contact but he wants a network Q car.

    Anything he should definatly get when looking for a used example?? He wants silver!

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    You pointed him in the direction of those two, but what about the Golf GTI and new Honda Civic Type-R?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo_Scott View Post
    You pointed him in the direction of those two, but what about the Golf GTI and new Honda Civic Type-R?
    The Golf is too much money and he doesn't like the Type-R styling!

    He will proberly go for the VXR I was just going to advise him what the best or must have options he should look out for on a network Q car.
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    Fifth Gear recenly did a hot hatch show down - i'll see if i can find the details of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo_Scott View Post
    You pointed him in the direction of those two, but what about the Golf GTI and new Honda Civic Type-R?
    ..or the best hot hatch on the market - the Megane R26.

    Not that I would buy one, but it's supposed to be the best to drive by quite a way. The VXR is far from the best, other than looks (imo).
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    Jamie - surely buying privately isn't a problem - none of the VXR's are over 2 years old and therefore are still covered by the manufacturers warranty (FSH dependant) therefore although any car will be advertised as network q, it's not really required anyway as the years warranty you get through them will be covered by the manufacturers warranty.

    Just a thought, might save your mate a bit of money (and he also might find a nice one with a few warranty friendly mods too!)
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