We're looking to downgrade our X-reg Clio to "occasional use only", given that it's tiny and not really geared for the upcoming winter months. On top of that the wife has just got a job that requires driving the length and breadth of Fife every week, so we really ought to have something a bit more suitable.
The only criteria for me is 4/5 door and 4wd, so I'm thinking along the lines of non-turbo Subaru Impreza estate, Audi A3/A4/A6 Quattro, Golf v6 4motion. There are reasonably examples within budget for each, in particular a very well looked after A6 just down the road. This is my current favourite.
The wife has other ideas though. Subarus are "drug dealer's cars", the Audi A6 has "a big bum", and the Golf's fuel economy is too poor. She's looking at Renault Scenics and Honda HRVs.
Are there any other cars I'm missing from the list that might be more suited to both of us?