I've got a 55 plate mk5 Golf GTI at present, but I'll be getting a car allowance at work shortly.
Whatever I get has to be less than 5 years old at the point I buy it. Can spend upto 350pm so I was thinking of a 3 year PCP deal to make the best use of the car allowance (cant go longer than 3 as car will be too old for the work rules. Should see me looking for cars in the 17-22k area, less is obviously better, will spend for the right car if needs be.
Looking for something interesting that wont depreciate too hard, which would be easy if it didn't have to be reasonable on fuel. (300 miles a week just getting to work, before social use). Doesn't need to be brilliant on fuel, the emphasis is more on the interesting car, than the fuel efficient. Over 30mpg average, 35+ on a run will be fine.
The other thing is it needs to be capable of carrying a bike, and a pushchair (not at the same time), wether that in the car, on the roof or with a stealth towbar. The Mrs has the big baby wagon, I just need to drop him off with his pram occasionally. Don't need more than 2 seats, I don't think the rear seats on my golf have been up ever in the last 6 months.
Only 1 bike as if i'm going with friends it goes in their cars. I generally only drive 4-5 miles to meet with them.
I'd love a cayman S or an M3, but both too heavy on fuel I fear. Jag XF 3.0 S diesel interest me, lovely inside and drive well, but way bigger than I need (not really an issue, but seems a waste when I want something fun-ish.
I suppose one interesting idea is getting something so good at depreciation, it makes it worth using up extra fuel...