Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDi
Its cheaper than an Audi/VW but basically the same car.
It has a huge MTB friendly boot.
It is fun to drive.
Plently of room for sprog and all sprog equipment.
It has an MP3 connection for my phone.
It has cruise control for motorway driving.
Ford Puma 1.7i
Its is very fun to drive.
It does 40mpg when driving normally.
It doesn't do 40mpg if you drive it fast (but has grin content involved).
It still takes the sprog but not much sprog equipment.
It has a small boot (not MTB friendly) but will take a bike with the seats folded down.
It was very cheap.
The Steve McQueen advert was very cool.