The leading weekly automotive magazine asked readers to vote for their favourite 50 cars currently on sale in Britain.
The Mégane, one of the most raved about high performance cars of all time, easily cut the mustard. Voting has now closed, however. Instead it’s Autocar’s judges who take over from here and much deliberation is expected between now and late May when they will finally declare their chosen winner at Silverstone.
Autocar’s Deputy Editor Mark Tisshaw said: “The Renault Sport Mégane has long been our favourite front-wheel drive hot hatch, and the latest 275 Cup-S model is the finest example of the current generation yet.
“It's a quite brilliant track tool, but also fast, fun and rewarding on public roads. Its all-round blend of hot hatch abilities are admired and respected by Autocar readers, who also appreciate the fact that the price is somewhat of a bargain.”
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