FORD FOCUS ST $38,990
The hotrod RS gets all the attention, but in the real world this is a very good thing too. German engineered and built, with 184kW/340Nm 2.0litre turbo.
HYUNDAI VELOSTER SR TURBO $30,650
A bargain at the price, and if you can live with the weird asymmetric door layout, it’s a fun drive, with a 150kW/265Nm 1.6-litre turbo.
SUBARU WRX $38,990
OK, so power isn’t everything but it sure does have its attractions, especially a 2.0-litre turbo with 197kW/350Nm and all-wheel drive.