Been looking to buy a used warm hatch.
Preferably not a lemon, good safety and fuel economy. Manual transmission is a must (I miss it okay).
So far been looking at the newer Holden Astra RS/RSV 1.6 model as they have been hit hard by depreciation however being a euro-made vehicle I suspect parts would be harder to get. I'm aware the Holdens are generally known for bad reliability hence I'm also looking at alternatives.
Alternatives I'm looking so far is only the Hyundai Veloster Turbo. I know there are other options like the Volkswagen GTI however the prices of those cars have gone up due to them being more status-symbols. Is there anything that should deter me from the last gen Astras or are there any better options?