I only considered golf from comments here, having been in one didn't get the hype, don't really consider myself much of a brand snob when it comes to cars! Maybe I'm mistaken but I was under the impression petrol cars can start to get pricey to maintain/really drop off in value as you get towards 100k miles, so I wouldn't want to buy anything near what we were at (81k). Yeah when I looked I thought the ioniq might be a viable option, more range than the leaf, but the higher cost of the car along with needing to install a charger that might only be used for a couple of years before having to pay for another (unless we move to somewhere that happens to have one already!) is a bit of a put off. Heated seats, air con and cruise control (manual is fine) are about all I'm fussed about. But coming from a corsa with a tape player to the nissan was a huge step up, and I went from actively disliking driving to not minding it at all. A couple of the driving safety features started being a bit buggy, getting faults etc (drive lane assist for example) and I just turned them off, didn't really miss them, and if the reversing camera etc all stopped it wouldn't be the end of the world, again was nice to have though. See previous comment about the high mileage, could be wrong though. Also I've no problem getting diesel if it makes sense, I have been doing enough miles I think, although that is probably going to drop down to 2-300 a week probably from 400+ at least whilst the weather is a little nicer.