I keep looking at estate options for when the time comes to change. Realistically it'll be a couple of years away yet, but I think the Leon ST and the Civic tourer will be top of the pile.
The Civic now has a very efficient 1.6 diesel and has a very clever seating system. The seat bases fold up so you can have a very deep trench behind the front seats. You can easily get a bike in there with the wheels off, so don't have to drop the rear seats at all.
Or if you need/want to drop the seats, you pull the lever in the seat back and as it drops, the seat base automatically moves forward and down out of the way. You can put the seats down in about 10s.
In my Ibiza, it's a case of fold seat bases forward or remove them, drop seat backs, take out head rests while doing that.....it's a pain so I tend to leave my seats down all the time.
The new Leon has a lever in the boot area that drops the seats, so you can reach into the boot area and drop the seats in seconds. This looks pretty nifty. I don't think it is available on the lower spec versions. The Civic has the edge for me, as the smaller engine will give me better economy on my long commute and it has got class leading boot space - I think it's got a bigger load area than an A6 estate!
Problem for me is I can't afford a new car at the moment and both of these cars are literally just coming out, so I would have to buy new which I don't want to do.
So, I will be sitting tight for a couple of years and buying nearly new once I've got a bit more money together. I also wanna get my current car to 250k miles, which is less than a year away! Seems a shame not to!