Every now and again, we hear stories of people buying their friends cars as presents when they arise to fame and fortune. Ed Sheeran for example bought one of his friends a 911 as a gift - which was very nice of him. But in the spirit of the occasion, I thought I’d ask all of you lovely lot: if it were in your ability, what car would you buy for your best friend/partner/whoever you want for christmas?

As far as my Mrs goes, she’s already got the car that she wants - and that’s one that I’m driving! Having never learnt to drive herself, I am her official taxi, taking her wherever she needs to go and swipe my credit card. And for as long as I am her taxi driver, she doesn’t need to learn to drive.

For my best friend, I’d buy him a Jaguar XKR, X100 generation. For many years now, he has told me that the Jag is by far his favourite car, and if he could ever own one, he’d be happier than a cat in a cream factory. To buy him anything else would be to insult him.

If I were to buy a car for anyone else, it would have to be for my neighbour, Scott. At the moment, Scott drives a 2nd generation Ford Mondeo diesel, which isn’t particularly exciting, despite his performance ambitions resulting in his car being fitted with straight pipes. Rather than gifting him something that would allow him to fulfil his automotive desires however, I feel the car he deserves more than any other is a Nissan Leaf - with a Morris Marina thrown in as the cherry on top of the cake.

Credit: parkers.co.uk

Credit: parkers.co.uk

You see, each and every morning at times varying between 2 and 5am, Scott goes outside for a nice soothing joint. While smoking his joint, he feels it necessary to start his car up - the clattery old diesel with the straight pipes that make it louder than Krakatoa - and rev it until the valves start doing the Cha Cha Cha on the bonnet. This creates a diabolical racket that wakes everyone up in the surrounding area, and despite numerous complaints - and a physical altercation - he continues to do it. Therefore, I’d buy him a Nissan Leaf - which would probably be more of a present for the neighbourhood.

As for the Marina, that would have an incredibly important purpose. For I’d use it to drop on his Mondeo so he could never drive the wretched thing again. My genius knows no bounds (!)

But now it’s time to get back to the festive question: money no object, what car would YOU buy for someone for Christmas? Let me know in the comments.

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Written by: Angelo Uccello

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