I've got a taste for long, sporty-looking hatchbacks. Think VW Golf, Ford Focus, Renault Megane, Opel/Vauxhall/Holden Astra, Peugeot 308 and higher up the price ladder, Mercedes A-Class, BMW 1 Series and Audi A1/A3. I'd like to own one, as it's more fun to drive, more spacious inside, and saves some parking space that would otherwise be occupied by sedans or booted hatches wandering around as sedans here in India. Here, though, companies offer only sedans above a price bracket, for some inexplicable reason, and we even have this abominable concept of a compact sedan- a small hatchback with a welded/pasted boot, very short, to beat the price. I'd rather have a VW Golf than a booted VW Polo, known as the Vento here.
What are your stories, or recommendations? Wishful thinking for an Indian, though, as we don't have most of these cars here, except for the Mercedes and BMW. Importing a Ford Focus wouldn't really work out, for the price paid would be as much as that for a Mercedes A-Class, or even more than the top-end variant.