10 Hot Hatches from the 90's worth buying

A list of 10 cars from the 1990's that are super fun to drive and worth buying

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Although it doesn't seem that long, 1990 was 27 years ago. This means that early 90's cars are now considered classics, eligible for classic car insurance and in turn, more likely to be more sought after.

Here are 10 fun hot hatches from the 90's worth buying.

10. Peugeot 306 GTI-6 - packing a 2.0-litre engine that produced 167bhp which was paired to six-speed manual gearbox, the 306 GTI-6 is becoming scarce on our roads and is well worth a look.

10. Peugeot 306 GTI-6 - packing a 2.0-litre engine that produced 167bhp which was paired to six-speed manual gearbox, the 306 GTI-6 is becoming scarce on our roads and is well worth a look.

9. Alfa Romeo 145 - Apparently everyone should own an Alfa at some stage, why not the 145? With a choice of flat-four ‘boxer’ engines or a flagship 2.0-litre Twin Spark – the latter pushing out 150bhp, this Italian hot hatch could be the one for you.

9. Alfa Romeo 145 - Apparently everyone should own an Alfa at some stage, why not the 145? With a choice of flat-four ‘boxer’ engines or a flagship 2.0-litre Twin Spark – the latter pushing out 150bhp, this Italian hot hatch could be the one for you.

8. Citroen Saxo VTR/VTS - featuring a 1.6-litre fuel-injected engine – with 90bhp for the eight-valve VTR and 120bhp for the 16-valve VTS, at just 965kg the Saxo was a nimble little mover. N.B. - it's french so expect reliability issues.

8. Citroen Saxo VTR/VTS - featuring a 1.6-litre fuel-injected engine – with 90bhp for the eight-valve VTR and 120bhp for the 16-valve VTS, at just 965kg the Saxo was a nimble little mover. N.B. - it's french so expect reliability issues.

7. Renault Clio Williams - a limited edition model built for homologation purposes, the Clio Williams featured a 145bhp 2.0-litre 16-valve power plant that was strapped to a light-weight car... Oh la la!

7. Renault Clio Williams - a limited edition model built for homologation purposes, the Clio Williams featured a 145bhp 2.0-litre 16-valve power plant that was strapped to a light-weight car... Oh la la!

6. Ford Fiesta RS Turbo - powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine that produced 131 bhp and 134lb /ft of torque, this was enough to send the RS Turbo from 0 - 62 mph in just 7.9 seconds. The RS Fez is becoming as rare as rocking horse do-do.

6. Ford Fiesta RS Turbo - powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine that produced 131 bhp and 134lb /ft of torque, this was enough to send the RS Turbo from 0 - 62 mph in just 7.9 seconds. The RS Fez is becoming as rare as rocking horse do-do.

5. Volkswagen Golf GTI MK3 - a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that developed 148 bhp, powered the third generation of Golf GTI. It had the same 0-60 time as the MK2, although some feel it isn't as physcially attractive as the MK2.

5. Volkswagen Golf GTI MK3 - a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that developed 148 bhp, powered the third generation of Golf GTI. It had the same 0-60 time as the MK2, although some feel it isn't as physcially attractive as the MK2.

4. Toyota Corolla GT-i - Technically first made in the 80's, most of the Corolla GTI's were produced in the 90's. Powered by the legendary, built-proof 4-AGE engine and now an extremely rare sight on the roads, a clean Corolla is worth buying.

4. Toyota Corolla GT-i - Technically first made in the 80's, most of the Corolla GTI's were produced in the 90's. Powered by the legendary, built-proof 4-AGE engine and now an extremely rare sight on the roads, a clean Corolla is worth buying.

3. Nissan Pulsar GTI-R - Sold in the UK as the Nissan Sunny, the Pulsar is no joke. With its turbocharged 2.0-litre SR20DET engine producing 227hp and all-wheel-drive, it will reach 0-60 time in 5 seconds flat.

3. Nissan Pulsar GTI-R - Sold in the UK as the Nissan Sunny, the Pulsar is no joke. With its turbocharged 2.0-litre SR20DET engine producing 227hp and all-wheel-drive, it will reach 0-60 time in 5 seconds flat.

2. Honda Civic Type R EK9 - the EK9 was the first Civic to receive the 'Type R' badge. Powered by the legendary 1.6-litre B16B, it boasted one of the highest power outputs per litre of all time for a naturally-aspirated engine. VTEC YO!

2. Honda Civic Type R EK9 - the EK9 was the first Civic to receive the 'Type R' badge. Powered by the legendary 1.6-litre B16B, it boasted one of the highest power outputs per litre of all time for a naturally-aspirated engine. VTEC YO!

1. Ford Escort RS Cosworth - Built as a homologation car, the Cossie Escort came equipped with a highly tuneable, turbocharged 2.0-litre engine with an output of 227hp in standard form. Prices have skyrocketed recently so expect to pay a premium.

1. Ford Escort RS Cosworth - Built as a homologation car, the Cossie Escort came equipped with a highly tuneable, turbocharged 2.0-litre engine with an output of 227hp in standard form. Prices have skyrocketed recently so expect to pay a premium.

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Comments (115)

  • The only three worth looking at will be the only three still running...aka any of the japas

      3 years ago
  • Doesn't this one deserve a spot on the list?

    220hp awd

      3 years ago
  • Not because I am French but I'd go first for the Clio Williams, a true descendant of the Renault 5 Alpine and the Renault Super 5 GT turbo

    And second for the Ford Escort Cosworth.

    Nice post ....

      3 years ago
  • I Don't agree with this list! How could someone forget the Lancia Delta HF Integrale??

      3 years ago
    • I fully agree but it's a list of cars you could actually buy.. Try finding a decent running delta.

        3 years ago
    • There's enough of them in Europe you just can't afford them anymore unfortunately...

        3 years ago
  • Volkswagen Polo 2f G40

      3 years ago

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