Going through a very similar thought process as I will soon need to replace the E93 with something a bit more practical, just can't find anything I can get excited about which is
a) reasonably sized as the missus will drive it too
b) reasonably fun\quick
c) more practical
d) decent looking, most modern cars especially stuff which isn't coupe shaped is ugly.
Discounted Mercs (a bit boring and I've done the Merc thing), Audi's (boring), most modern 5 door hatchbacks (99% are ugly). I could go for an E90 but do I really want to replace one 3 series with another plus I don't like the rear end\lights on them at all (sorry E90 owners) Really at a loss to be honest.