Valentine’s Day inspires the thought of flowers, candy, and a night out. A ‘Hallmark Holiday‘ without a doubt.
So, you have the flowers and the candy, but what about the mode of transportation? I hope you weren’t thinking of taking the minivan for your night out. Try one of these instead.
Fiat 124 Spyder
Can you imagine pulling up to your date’s house with this little number? The rest of the night is sure to be a success when you open the door to the plush leather interior of this intimate two-seater. With a surprisingly affordable base price of around $27k, the Fiat 124 Spider proves you don’t have to spend the big bucks to win anyone over.
Audi A3 Cabriolet
This redesigned Audi A3 Cabriolet is the ultimate cruising machine for slow city rides and leisurely drives. Show your loved one there’s nothing to rush into, because it’s all about the journey with this 1.8-liter turbo 4-cylinder convertible. Don’t worry about the A3’s modest engine — the impressive handling is what counts.
Ok so maybe not the most romantic vehicle at first glance; however, those that like nature, hiking and the out-of-doors in general, will find nothing is better suited than a Wrangler. For that matter, you need only like the idea of driving a big convertible that is ready to go anywhere. These are available in a four door too, so if you are anti-minivan and want something big enough for a small family, this is what you need.
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Zoom-Zoom past the friend zone and into Lovers’ Lane with this petite and powerful roadster. With a sexy facelift for 2016, the MX-5 Miata now boasts a 155-horsepower, 2.0-liter engine and completely symmetrical frame. You and your date can ride around in style for hours at exhilarating speeds while still averaging great fuel economy, thanks to the Miata’s Skyactiv engine technology.
Alfa Romeo 4C
Nothing says romantic car like a sexy little roadster that can pull off a 0 to 60 mph time in 4.3 seconds. The 237-horsepower 4C will easily impress anyone in the passenger seat, both with its looks and stellar performance.
You might have to save this ride for really, really special occasions, especially considering the $202K base-model price tag. But once you and your lover are inside the luxurious, leather- and suede-trimmed Aston Martin Rapide S, sparks will fly high. And if they don’t happen to fly just then, rev the massive 552-horsepower, 6.0-liter engine, and that should do the trick.