Holden Astra RS-V
Holden’s European designed and built Astra is the driver’s choice with excellent dynamics. The topspec RS-V is especially well equipped. At its heart is a gutsy 147kW/256Nm 1.6-litre turbo engine, coupled with a choice of sixspeed manual or auto transmissions.
Pros: Grunty turbo engine, value, build quality and refinement.
Cons: Thirsty when driven hard, firm ride.