And here’s 20 more to consider…
1 - Renault Clio 172 - Buy while they are still relatively cheap. These are going to be the next big hot hatch thing as drivers realise what they’ve been missing.
2 - Volkswagen Golf VR6 - Arguably, the original premium hatch, with a smooth V6 engine. A grown-up GTI for the masses, but many have been destroyed by boy racers.
3 - Fiat Multipla - The ugliest multi-purpose vehicle on the planet is wilfully oddball yet reassuringly practical and the Mk1s are now a rare sight.
4 - Jaguar XJ8 - They may have made them for old blokes with cravats, but actually these are now super-cooland more reliable than you might imagine.
5 - BMW 3 series (E46) - Was this the last time that the 3 Series looked right? Well, all of them from the convertible to the coupé to the Touring are perfect.
6 - Peugeot 306 GTi-6 - Here is the 1990s hot hatch that almost everyone forgot about. In many ways, it is a pumped-up 205 and not half bad at all.
7 - Vauxhall Omega - Many believe these were the best cop cars ever. Enjoy a big slab of V6 up front driving the rear wheels and with CD spec for true comfort.
8 - TVR Tuscan Speed Six - While we wait for TVR to return, there are old, bonkers ones out there shooting up in value, and the Speed Six is proper stuff.
9 - Toyota RAV4 3Dr - This was the funky SUV future back then and, in three-door stylie, it looks like fun and ought to be in a Gorillaz video.
10 - Fiat coupé - Before designer Chris Bangle shook up BMW, he created the most astounding Fiat for a generation. It’s a hoot to drive and still costs buttons.
11 - Subaru Impreza - A rally car that everyone could drive like a rally car, if they wanted to. The Impreza is a legend and still truly affordable.
12 - Rover 75 - It’s a good job that Rover’s last was also its best. It still looks classy after all these years and is comfy and not at all BL-like.
13 - Saab 9-5 - From a marque that never deserved to die, the 9-5, especially as a wagon, remains the smartest way to shift people and stuff.
14 - Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph - Rolls bling with 7 Series tech is a dream combo, and this is what Rolls owner BMW delivered: a reliable, decent-handling Rolls for the first time.
15 - Renault Kangoo - We all need a van sometimes and the Kangoo delivers (pun intended) a Gallic MPV that has space and style by the cubic metre.
16 - Nissan Patrol - The big 4x4 that everyone forgets. It is extremely slow, but it is cheaper than a Toyota Land Cruiser and as tough as old boots.
17 - Daihatsu Copen - We should be looking at an Audi TT but, hey, the Daihatsu Copen is such a cutie and it has an electric roof that works.
18 - Maserati Quattroporte - There was a 1990s one that you will struggle to get parts for and it will break down, but just look at the right-angle wonderfulness of it.
19 - Lexus IS200 - The pretend BMW 3 Series was a pretty good Far Eastern knock-off of the greatest 1990s saloon (320i), and these are still very cheap.