I can’t tell you how much I miss Saab. The glory days of this Swedish car maker may be long gone, but thankfully the used car market is practically overflowing with good examples.

With that in mind, here are some of my favourites.

Saab 9-5

For executive car buyers who dare to be a little bit different. High power upsets the balance of this car, and anyway, the 9-5 is much better at soaking up bumps and keeping occupants happy in the spacious interior than it is at going reasonably quickly. The seats are comfortable and the driver’s environment, with easy to reach controls and clear dials, is a delight. Generous standard equipment, impressive safety features and success in crash tests make the 9-5 even more attractive.

Saab 9000 Carlsson

Faster than contemporary Ferraris in mid-range acceleration terms. The turbo does lag a bit and its 0-60mph time is no faster than that of the average hatch. However, 50-70mph it takes just six seconds and its top speed is over 140mph. Also, the fact that the Saab just looks like any other slightly dull Swede is a major attraction, as are the kitchen sink specification and ultra-low prices.