Sorry to hear about the theft. It's a real feeling of violation. But on the positive side you can choose something else..... Should be plenty of choice for £5k.
So.... After reminding myself of what's out there, there's:
Top of the billing is probably the Golf GTI Mk5 - great handling, plenty of power.
If you want to be more raucous, there's the Focus ST Mk2 "Asbo"
Mini Cooper S... plenty of choice and good fun.
Octavia vRS - same engine as the Golf. Lovely interiors, maybe a bit dull for your list.
Fabia vRS - you could get a mint one of the pd diesels for well under £5k. Again, they're great cars, but perhaps not quite premium.
Second gen Honda Civic Type R.
Lots of Audi options... A3, A4 with various "warm" engines. S3 might be pricey.
I don't know much about Beemers or Mercs, so I'm sure others will chip in.
Will keep thinking.
As a wildcard someone on here just got one of these. Must admit it's a load of car for the money. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classi...earchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New