I know Christmas is over but, whether or not you have been naughty or nice this year, it's still worth asking Santa for what you really, really want to drive.

There are so many great used cars out there and they offer great value for money. Just think how much happier you will be with a sports car than, say, a pair of hand-knitted socks.

We politely suggest that you leave this page open on your partner's/close friend's/mum’s laptop just in case Santa doesn’t get the message. Or, if all else fails, take a look at my used car buying guide.

Santa's Grotto – Super-saloon

If you were on Santa’s lap and he asked you what you wanted, chances are it would be a bit of everything. You know, supercar fast, comfy, room for all the family and dead sexy. Well, that could be a BMW M5 of course, but then a Jaguar S-type R is sensational value right now, so we’ll have one of those.

Luxury Hamper - Luxobarge

Oh yes, a bit of this, some of that and plenty of luxury, please. If you're going to enjoy Christmas in any meaningful way you really do need a great big comfy settee on wheels, perhaps even with four wheel drive. An Audi A8 quattro, then, would be truly wonderful, and it won’t fall over in the ice and snow.