Help CAR find the best hot hatch of all time

Published: 01 March 2009

The poll is closed, votings over click here for the latest instalment of the greatest hot hatches.
Hot hatch winner

You’ve been voting over the past fortnight for your greatest hot hatch of all time – and there are still two weeks left to influence our poll. At the time of writing, the top ten is led (perhaps curiously!) by the Saab 99 Turbo, followed by the Lancia Delta Integrale, VW Golf GTi Mk1 and Peugeot 205 GTI. Have you voted yet? If not, scroll down to the poll at the foot of this page and click on your favourite pocket rocket. Voting closes on 1 February 2009, so spread the word and get your mates to vote too.

CAR’s online poll: the background

Two thousand and nine is going to be an epic year for hot hatches. We’ve got the new Ford Focus RS and VW Golf GTI Mk6 waiting in the wings, and Renaultsport won’t be far behind with its new hot Megane.

Help CAR Magazine name the definitive best hot hatch of all time in our new poll. We want the hundreds of thousands of users of CAR Online to have your say and vote for your favourite pocket rocket. We’ve had an argument in the office and come up with the following choices, but if we’ve missed one off, add your suggestion in the ‘Other’ box of the poll below and – if there is a groundswell of opinion – we’ll add your choices in to the poll.

Voting is live now, there’s only one vote per IP address and we’ll close the poll on 1 February 2009. Happy voting! 


By Tim Pollard

Group digital editorial director, motoring news magnet