SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2005) — So it's Valentine's Day and you don't have a special someone to take out for cocktails and dinner? Rather than wallow in self-pity, wondering how you'll survive the evening alone, take to the road—with a high-stylized ride.
That's the advice of editors at Edmunds.com Inc., publisher of pricing guides for new and used vehicles. They've come up with some recommendations for the perfect balm to soothe that lonely feeling: Hop into one of their Top 10 vehicles they say are so entertaining you'll forget all about the empty seat next to you.
Their picks ran the gamut, Edmunds.com said, from obvious choices like the Corvette and Mercedes SL65 to oddball picks like the Oscar Meyer “Wienermobile” and Grave Digger monster truck. “Nobody likes to be stuck in traffic, especially if you're riding solo on Valentine's Day,” said one editor who chose the enormous pickup. “In Grave Digger you can just drive over the traffic,” he said somewhat tongue in cheek, “crushing all those lovey-dovey, hand-holding couples in the process.”
While you still might end up driving alone, one of the following on the Edmunds.com Top 10 list just may be flashy enough to get you a last-minute date.
1. Chevrolet Corvette.
2. Dodge Ram SRT-10.
3. Ferrari F430.
4. Ford Mustang convertible.
5. Lotus Elise.
6. Mazda Miata.
7. Mazda RX-8.
8. Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG.
9. Mini Cooper convertible.
10. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
Edmunds.com, founded in 1966, is based in Santa Monica and has a satellite office near Detroit.
(The editors at Tire Business don´t have any particular preference for or offer any endorsement of any of the above vehicles, but admit any of them would beat the heck out of a box of chocolates for Valentine´s Day.)