We drove the Skoda vRS back-to-back with our Ford Focus ST long-termer to see which deserves the low-cost hot hatch crown
The Skoda Octavia vRS is one of those cars which, on paper, sounds damn-near perfect. Underneath its spacious and practical saloon-like hatchback body you get the same mechanicals as the very good VW Golf GTi, for a whole £3000 less than its VAG stablemate. So, it’s plenty fast, promises to be good to drive, is practical, and at £23,315, you’d need a very good reason to buy anything else if you want a brand-new mid-sized hot hatch on a budget. But, there is a very good reason, and that’s the £21,995 Ford Focus ST.
We love our Focus ST long-termer, but it’s a flawed beast, so can it really compete with a well screwed-together VAG product?
Andrew has been in the motor trade for over 20 years. What he enjoys most about his job is the team spirit and the dedication of his work colleagues. He also appreciates the teams input in the improvement of the company.
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