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VW Golf GTI TCR vs MK1 GTI – the best hot hatch ever? | What Car?

We find out how the new VW Golf GTI TCR matches up against our 1981 Car of the Year and former hot hatch hero, the MK1 GTI, in the first of a series of videos that looks back at one some of our former champions alongside their modern day equivalents.

Is one of these the best hot hatch ever? Help us decide by voting in our poll, and let us know which of our former champions you’d like to see next time around by leaving us a comment.

What Car? Cars of the Year

1978 Renault 20
1979 Peugeot 305
1980 Vauxhall Astra
1981 VW Golf GTI
1982 Mercedes-Benz 200T
1983 MG Metro
1984 Peugeot 205
1985 VW Golf MK2
1986 Saab 9000
1987 Renault 21
1988 BMW 735i
1989 Ford Fiesta MK3
1990 Rover 214 Si
1991 Rover Metro
1992 VW Golf MK3
1993 Ford Mondeo MK1
1994 Peugeot 306
1995 VW Polo MK3
1996 Peugeot 406
1997 Renault Scenic
1998 Land Rover Freelander
1999 Rover 75
2000 Skoda Fabia MK1
2001 Ford Mondeo MK3
2002 Toyota Corolla MK9
2003 Seat Ibiza MK3
2004 VW Golf MK5
2005 Land Rover Discovery 3
2006 BMW 3 Series E90
2007 Vauxhall Corsa D
2008 Jaguar XF X250
2009 Ford Fiesta MK6
2010 Peugeot 3008
2011 Audi A1 MK1
2012 VW Up
2013 Audi A3 MK3
2014 Nissan Qashqai
2015 Skoda Fabia MK2
2016 Audi A4 MK5
2017 BMW 5 Series G30
2018 Volvo XC40
2019 Kia e-Niro

What Car? Hot Hatch/Sporting Cars of the Year

1980 VW Golf GTI MK1
1981 VW Golf GTI MK1
1982 Audi Quattro
1983 MG Metro 1300
1984 Vauxhall Astra GTE MK1
1985 Peugeot 205 1.6 GTi
1986 Peugeot 205 1.6 GTi
1987 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTi
1988 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
1989 Peugeot 405 Mi16
1990 Renault 5 GT Turbo
1991 Renault 19 16V
1992 Nissan Sunny GTi
1993 Nissan Sunny GTi
1994 Peugeot 306 XSi
1995 Peugeot 306 XSi
1996 Peugeot 306 XSi
1997 Peugeot 306 GTI-6
1998 Peugeot 306 GTI-6
1999 Peugeot 306 GTI-6
2000 Peugeot 306 GTI-6
2001 Vauxhall Astra SRi
2002 Honda Civic Type R
2003 Honda Civic Type R
2004 Honda Civic Type R
2005 VW Golf GTI MK5
2006 Skoda Octavia vRS
2007 Mini Cooper S
2008 Mini Cooper S
2009 Mini Cooper S
2010 Renault Megane Cup
2011 Renault Megane Cup
2012 Renault Megane Cup
2013 Ford Fiesta ST
2014 Ford Fiesta ST
2015 Ford Fiesta ST
2016 Ford Fiesta ST
2017 Ford Fiesta ST
2018 Honda Civic Type R
2019 Honda Civic Type R

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added on 10 May 2019

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