Which hatchback is the hottest: the Renault Megane, Vauxhall Astra VXR or Golf GTi? Jeremy Clarkson puts the insanely powered Astra through its paces out on the Top Gear track before judgement time back in the studio.

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    • david haygarth
      david haygarth

      Handled so bad it beat the R32 ?!!

      about 12 days ago
    • NO NAME
      NO NAME

      Why didnt they use a golf r32

      about 27 days ago
    • scotty87able

      Jeremy reviewed the 1998 mk 4 astra cd which was a grand cheaper than the mk 4 golf then reviews the astra vxr which was a grand cheaper than the golf gti very consistant

      about 1 month ago
    • EugVR6

      That model Astra had a terrible chassis and an engine made of chocolate and electrics made by a plumber.

      about 1 month ago
    • Vikram

      Love the Orwell reference.

      about 1 month ago
    • Joel D
      Joel D

      Love the Mk7 Golf.

      about 3 months ago
    • WhoIsMaxi

      The wheels aren’t doing 240 HP. They’ll be doing a bit less

      about 3 months ago
    • Tas Mahmood
      Tas Mahmood

      So the vxr is a 👍 for normal driving? As the common man doesn’t drive on race track

      about 3 months ago
    • Covert Person
      Covert Person In reply to Tas Mahmood

      you can upgrade the Astras handling either way since its cheaper than the Golf and Renault by 1000 pounds

      about 3 months ago
    • HECKproductions

      seems like people still do not understand that the GTI pack in VWs doesnt add power it only adds weight

      about 3 months ago
    • Zero Ninety
      Zero Ninety In reply to HECKproductions

      What on earth are you talking about?

      about 2 months ago
    • fragmentshd

      And rear wheel drive as well

      about 4 months ago
    • Master Mundo
      Master Mundo

      I will never understand why in england they call ot vauxhall, and in other countries in europe like spain or portugal, or GERMANY they call it Opel

      about 4 months ago
    • Allosaurus Fragilis
      Allosaurus Fragilis

      So, you have to feed the power in gently . You soon get the hang.

      about 4 months ago
    • 57JimboSlice

      You can literally hold the torque steer with 2 fingers, its not bad

      about 4 months ago
    • manolito delceppo
      manolito delceppo

      i have the vxr if it's so bad which it's not so why did it went round the track faster then the r32 and the noble on the leaderboard lol

      about 5 months ago
    • wake up and smell the coffee today
      wake up and smell the coffee today In reply to manolito delceppo

      That's the old MKIV R32...not the MKV R32...the MKV did it in 1.30.4

      about 2 months ago

      Doesn't matter diddly squat about performance that you cant use in the real world anyway and saving a measly grand. You would have a tacky Vauxhall....I will have the GTI up the drive thank you very much. Ask yourself what the re-sale value would be on a Vauxhall as opposed to a trade in too dealer at a VW garage.......Not brilliant but I guarantee you that grand you saved would be gobbled up and much more besides.

      about 5 months ago

      I miss Top Gear

      about 5 months ago
    • Themarenda

      Pre 1 series era

      about 5 months ago
    • Marc Cardiss
      Marc Cardiss


      about 6 months ago
    • ARCA9E

      Didn’t the U.S. get a rebadged version called the Saturn Astra only it wasn’t as exciting?

      about 6 months ago
    • Farhan Ahmad Tajuddin
      Farhan Ahmad Tajuddin

      The Astra VXR will always be my favourite hot hatch, both this version and the latest one.

      about 6 months ago
    • Farhan Ahmad Tajuddin
      Farhan Ahmad Tajuddin In reply to Farhan Ahmad Tajuddin

      ​+NeedMoarRage I definitely love the Astra's styling.

      The alternatives aren't bad, but I doesn't look as good as the Astra, especially the latest gen Civic Type R. God, it's so fugly!

      about 3 months ago
    • NeedMoarRage
      NeedMoarRage In reply to Farhan Ahmad Tajuddin

      Why is that? The Megane, Honda Tyre R and and the Hyundai i30 N are better alternatives

      about 3 months ago
    • Steve Lane
      Steve Lane

      How far things have come, with the incredible Civic Type R pushing 316bhp through the front wheels so well!

      about 6 months ago
    • Sam Durling
      Sam Durling

      The engine progress they refer to is amazing. But since then it's only got more impressive. Now the latest rs3 produces a similar power to the Ferrari 360 and that car only went out of production 14 years ago. This 308 in the clip was far older when this was filmed.

      about 6 months ago
    • Covert Person
      Covert Person

      don't think I can take the Megane serious with that back

      about 6 months ago
    • Mark

      Js the astra for a long time was thw fastest fwd car in the world round nurbergring. Get a rear anti roll bar on this and youll greately reduce understeer and get an lsd to greatly reduce torque steer and youve got a brilliant car

      about 7 months ago
    • Six Foot Productions
      Six Foot Productions

      Had a VXR for 6 years with a few added extras like Quaife LSD, Suspension, Swaybar, Decent Tyres, Bolt ons

      They can get moving and alot nicer to drive and understeer will be gone

      about 7 months ago
    • NeedMoarRage
      NeedMoarRage In reply to Six Foot Productions

      The fact you have to do all that to make it handle well says something.

      Whereas a Megane RS will handle brilliantly in standard form.

      about 3 months ago
    • Spencer Peat
      Spencer Peat

      I do wish GM had sold the VXR trim here in the US...

      about 7 months ago

      Opel power...😘😘😘😘😘

      about 8 months ago
    • Ian Townsend
      Ian Townsend

      Liked the look of this gen of VXR but the next version was so much better. Everyone I’ve ever met who has bought a Vauxhall it has fallen to pieces & broken

      about 8 months ago
    • Sebastian Zamparo
      Sebastian Zamparo

      The megane has been my first car in gran turismo, great car like the astra. Golf not so good

      about 9 months ago
    • Curro 19 C. A
      Curro 19 C. A

      apologize is opel

      about 9 months ago