I currently own a T Reg (1999?) Renault Laguna 1.8 16v, which I have had for the last 8 years. It has over 100k miles on the clock and has, by and large, been very reliable. I get about 36.5 mpg out of it and it hasn't cost a great deal to run.
I am thinking it might be about time to replace it, but I have no idea what would be suitable. I drive about 15 miles each way to work each day, do some longer trips on motorway/dual carriageway to friends dotted around the south-east as well as trips to Wales for cycling or visiting relatives. I also need a car that's big enough to transport my bikes and my drum kit (but not at the same time!).
I also can't decide whether to buy another second hand car or do leasing for a new one. My initial thoughts, on both counts, have been a Mazda 3, a Hyundai i30, Audi A3, Seat Leon, new Megane or even another Laguna (although some of the posts on here seem to suggest that the lastest ones are pretty rubbish).
TBH I know very little about cars, so any thoughts/advice would be gratefully received.