6 Romantic Cars for Valentine’s day

valentines-day-coverStart Valentine’s day on a positive note with our top 6 cars that will help bring out your romantic side writes Geraldine Herbert

It is that time of the year again and love is in the air. We reckon at wheelsforwomen nothing says “be mine” more than a romantic car so whether you are off for a weekend escape or a first date, here are our 6 cars of choice to sweep your valentine off their feet.

romantic_mazda (1)#1 Mazda MX-5

 

Jump in and drop the top, this brilliant little roadster is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and your passengers. With its sharp silhouette, large gaping grille and slim headlamp clusters, it’s a really striking car and a serious head-turner. It will negotiate backroads with a reassuring ease while the gorgeous husky engine note contributes to your satisfied smile. Plus there is only room for two in this cosy little roadster.

 

 

romantic_defender#2 Land Rover Defender

 

From the sand dunes of the Sahara to the glaciers of Iceland, Land Rover’s Defender is the very epitome of adventure. It may be unglamorous, uncomfortable and thirsty with the turning circle of a small town but once behind the wheel these concerns are left behind and the world becomes a vista of fordable rivers, scalable peaks and crossable tundras. Timeless on the outside and spartan on the inside the Land Rover Defender is the perfect way to feel invincible.

 

 

 

#3 Maserati Quattroporte

 

Distinctive and exclusive the Quattroporte is an exercise in elegant sportiness. And if smouldering Italian good looks don’t seal the deal, the sound of the Ferrari-sourced V-8 engine should do the trick. Inside the driving position is supremely comfortable, whatever height you are and the cabin is as well-crafted as an Armani suit.  Now that’s an Italian heartthrob that will add excitement to any date night

 

 

 

romantic_tesla (1)#4 Tesla Model S

 

If you think electric cars are boring think again the Tesla Model S is about as sexy as going green gets. The Model S is a full-sized, five-door and Tesla’s first flagship product.  As you approach with the key, the door handles slide out. Inside, there’s no starter button just place your foot on the brake and the car comes to life. Simply select drive and you are on your way. The top of the range P100D, comes with “ludicrous mode” which means it  goes from zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds, so it will keep pace with a Lamborghini Huracan and a McLaren 650S and only the Koenigsegg One and the Bugatti Veyron are faster. Enjoy the ride

 

 

 

#5 Volkswagen CamperVan

 

For those wanting to wallow in delicious nostalgia, the VW camper van has to be one of the most characterful motors on the go.  Long associated with hippies and surfers alike today these vans are making a comeback for romantic excursions in search of good vibes and groovy adventures.

 

 

romantic_hilux#6 Toyota Hilux

 

Discover your inner cowgirl in the Toyota Hilux. The quintessential pickup truck it has achieved iconic status for its quality, durability and reliability. Even Top Gear’s Clarkson couldn’t kill it despite it being drowned, torched, crashed and dropped from a great height. It may look rugged on the outside, but inside it is impressively comfortable, well equipped and quiet. All you need now is a map of the North Pole and a sense of adventure.

 

Geraldine Herbert

14th February, 2018

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Motoring journalist Geraldine Herbert is the founder of wheelsforwomen. A jury member for the International Women’s World Car of the Year, she has been a motoring journalist for over ten years and is the motoring expert for Good Housekeeping Magazine and their “Women at the Wheel” section of goodhousekeeing.co.uk. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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