What's the best hot hatch?

I am finally looking to replace my cherished Renault Clio 182. I have up to £20,000 to spend and want another hot hatch that will handle great and perform like a little sports car. Can you recommend three cars?

Asked on 27 October 2013 by mcar77

Answered by Honest John
A Ford Fiesta ST, a Ford Fiesta ST, or a Ford Fiesta ST. Simple as that.
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