Best Performance Car Under $60k 2018, Hyundai i30 N, Renault Megane RS, Honda Civic Type-R

For 2018’s Drive Car of the Year Awards we ask the question, which is the best performance car of 2018?
To find out we test the top three new performance cars under k, the 2018 Hyundai i30 N, the 2018 Renault Megane RS and the 2018 Honda Civic Type-R.

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Best Performance Car Under k 2018, Hyundai i30 N, Renault Megane RS, Honda Civic Type-R

18 comments on “Best Performance Car Under $60k 2018, Hyundai i30 N, Renault Megane RS, Honda Civic Type-R

  1. Pretty ironic how every i30 N owner here loves his car, but still acknowledges the Type R is a very good car in it's own respect…while all the Honda fanboys scream bloody murder and diss the i30 N. The fact they only can come up with stereotypical bullshit about the brands involved makes me wonder if they even drove either of the cars, let alone own one of them.

  2. This is a hard decision to make, they all have their own amazing characteristics, hot hatch’s with passion. The Civic is raw, and crazy in every sense of the word, the i30n feels old school closer to our 16v Mk2 Golf, loved it – yet to try the Renault, great vid.

  3. Can't wait for your next bias review. No thanks, people change your channel and watch better authentic reviews. Sorry guys, bad job.

  4. As an i30 N owner – all 3 are fantastic cars and have their own strengths and weaknesses.

    If we are talking outright competence as a performance car (speed, cornering and chassis) there is only one winner: the CTR.

    But!! The other two run it close enough in competence to make cost and more subjective aspects (eg the quite distinct looks and sounds of each car) significant enough to change people's preference.

  5. I think the title should be who is cheaper for those 3 cars.
    Not talking about performance. Speaking about performance for those 3 cars are:
    1. Type R
    2. Meghan
    3. I30N
    That's the fact.

    Cheaper for daily used:
    1. I30N
    2. Meghan
    3. Type R

    Who is the winner for Track race?
    1. Type R
    2. Meghan
    3. i30N

    Civic Type R has the best chassis of those 3 cars, the best handling for high speed, and beter performance.
    That's the fact

  6. Bizarre the Aussie press rave about the Hyundai, European press wouldn’t rate it next to the Honda. Hard to believe 200 kgs heavier and 40bhp down that it could even compete

  7. Jeeez, these guys are straight up knuckleheads. Type R kills these two in every bracket, except $. Which is marginal.

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