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80s HOT HATCH SHOOTOUT – GOLF VS MAESTRO VS ESCORT

Posted by Matt Bell on 6th January 2021

The 1980s were boom time for the hot hatchback market, with every manufacturer desperate to throw their hat in the ring. For the 2020 Classics World Christmas Special, Paul, Phil and Jeff pulled three cars together for this 80s hot hatch shootout: the genesis that was the Golf GTI Mk1, the iconic Ford Escort XR3i and the often forgotten underdog, the MG Maestro 1600. Which will win?