I drove a cup manual and think that as an overall package for use on the road it’s a better prospect than the mk3. Certainly goes about its business very well, slightly more foregiving (not a bad thing for every day driving) and turns in just as well. The only thing I felt wasn’t as good was the steering feel. IMO the Megane looks spot on, and is certainly the best looking of the current hot hatches. Waiting to find out how the Trophy deals look before I decide where my cash is going next.