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The Hatchback Hunt - 10y.o. max, decent boot

  • 12-12-2021 12:42am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 8 designnerd


    Greetings Boardsies!

    I'm on the hunt for a hatchback after almost 10 hassle-free years in a high enough spec 03 Corolla 1.4L petrol. Scanning the market and the boards and getting a sense of options, would love a bit of insight on the options below.

    City runaround, longer motorway drives of 350km+ every 6 weeks or so. Need a decent boot, bit of spec and 8-10 years old. Petrol or self-charging petrol hybrid.

    Honda Jazz (or Fit, if the dash ain't in Japanese!), 2013-2017 model

    Hyundai i30, 2012 - 2016 model (seems to be a lot more diesel vs petrol on the market)

    Toyota Auris, 2013 - 2015 model (not too inspiring-looking though 😅)

    VW Golf, 2012 - 2017 model


    The Jazz caught my eye due to the flexibility of the seats and amount of cargo volume, availability of a hybrid option seems good and the dash and interior doesn't wreck my head! Generally not the worst looking compared to the shortlist either.

    Know 2 prior owners who loved them, 1 who noted getting the odd part can be a challenge. Motor nerd who advised on the Corolla isn't too hot on them either.

    Eager to get some more thoughts! Cheers.



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