Mazda 3

Everybody loves a hatchback. They are affordable, versatile and very convenient when it comes to ferrying the family around from A to B. But what are the six best, affordable hatchbacks that are on the market right now, at what makes them so appealing? Read on, to find out which ones we have chosen to include in our list.

Ford Focus

This car is everywhere and has been for the last 15 years. You simply can not leave the house without seeing one within the first minute, and that should tell us something. They are popular because they are good. Ford have a great reputation for reliability and the Focus is certainly no exception. Even if the do brake down (which is very rare), the parts are normally very cheap and the can be back on the road in no time. Inside the Ford Focus is comfortable and the most recent models have a degree of style that isn’t often found in a hatchback. This is not the cheapest hatchback out there at the moment , but it is certainly one of the best.

Mazda 3

Fairly similar in size to the Focus is the Mazda 3, although it has a somewhat sportier feel to it. Still with heaps of space inside, the Mazda 3 takes corners very well and the dashboard is amazing. You have to hand it to the Japanese, they definitely know how to make a nice car. One thing however that may let this model down slightly is that the petrol version does tend to drag a little between 50 and 60 mph. This can be a little bit annoying when you are trying to overtake, or moving on to a motorway. Well, you can’t have everything.

VW Golf

Another classic hatchback which has been around for a very long time, the Golf is one of the most expensive models that you can get. Is it worth the extra money? If you are the type of person who little the final touches in a car to be done to the highest quality, them the answer has to be yes. The most recent models come with all the whistles and bells, including sat nav, Bluetooth connectivity, front and rear sensors, self parking and more. You name it this car has got it.

VW Polo

Slightly smaller and cheaper than the Golf, the Polo is still a great hatchback for the money. It might not have the top reputation of it’s larger brother, but this car can certainly handle itself on the road. Again, the car has been around in on from or another for a good few years, and shows no sign of going anywhere soon.

Honda Civic

Here is another Japanese car which is often seen on roads in the UK. This one is pretty popular amongst boy racers, but don not let that put you off. Like the Mazda, it has a fairly sporty look, and that is why youngsters seem to like it. On top of that, it is also practical, and it won’t cost you an arm and a keg either, especial if you pick up a good second hand one.

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