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Best used hot hatches for under £20,000

Autocar Logo By Mark Pearson of Autocar | Slide 1 of 23: But we on the used cars desk are always looking for ways to make your money go further. You might be surprised to learn that for less than the cost of a sensible, mid-range Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf, you could buy a hot hatch that’s less than two years old, produces two-and-a-half times as much power and can accelerate from 0-62mph in half the time.What that particular car is will be revealed later, but for now, settle back and enjoy our list of the top ten best used hot hatches currently available, along with the one that you should avoid.Some are stealthy and sophisticated speed demons, others are more hardcore track day weapons and a few are inexpensive and just plain fun. It’s a varied list, but that just means there’s something to suit all tastes.

A budget of £20,000 will buy you an excellent new family car.

But we on the used cars desk are always looking for ways to make your money go further. You might be surprised to learn that for less than the cost of a sensible, mid-range Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf, you could buy a hot hatch that’s less than two years old, produces two-and-a-half times as much power and can accelerate from 0-62mph in half the time.

What that particular car is will be revealed later, but for now, settle back and enjoy our list of the top ten best used hot hatches currently available, along with the one that you should avoid.

Some are stealthy and sophisticated speed demons, others are more hardcore track day weapons and a few are inexpensive and just plain fun. It’s a varied list, but that just means there’s something to suit all tastes.

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