As a kid in suburban Manchester I was always interested in the cars on people’s driveways. My father was a Volkswagen fan whilst our next door neighbour had a similar loyalty towards Saab. I developed my own love for the character of old VW’s and have always owned at least one, but I also picked up an immaculate 20 year old Saab 900i much like my old neighbour had and used it as my summer driver for a while. That thing was excellent – practical, solid feeling and as comfortable at 80mph as being at home on my own sofa.

I still own an old VW but I’d have another Saab in a heartbeat.