It's nearly Valentine's Day, and that means a maelstrom of flowers, chocolate, and greeting cards is surely upon us.
Plenty of sources exist to tell Joe Romantic which restaurants to visit, which gifts to buy, and how much to spend to make the holiday worthwhile. But what if this year's gift could be a little more special?
Instead of handing a card to a loved one, we suggest gifting the keys to a brand-new car.
Whatever your status is this Valentine's Day—single, taken, or otherwise—there is an automobile for the occasion. Here are five of our top picks:
For the romantic: 2015 Ford Mustang
Why go all-out on flowers and chocolate when a cloud of smoke will do? Impress your date with the Mustang GT's standard Line Lock feature, which can make a burnout hero out of anyone.
For the lovelorn: 2015 Mercedes-Maybach S600
Alone on Valentine's Day? Never fear: The soothing, coddling touch of the Mercedes-Maybach S600 should assuage the pain. Nothing says "I love you, too" like a car that has a built-in area for champagne service, heated armrests, and plush floormats.
For the broken-hearted: 2015 Volkswagen GTI
Nothing cures the broken heart like a great drive. Among cars of all prices, the GTI stands out as a car to mend the heart of any serious driving enthusiast.
For enthusiasts in love: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Platinum
Call the babysitter: The best seats in town for a luxurious night at the movies is the Escalade. Pop in a DVD—or stream Netflix, thanks to in-car 4GLTE wifi—and turn on the heated seats.
For the happy bachelor/bachelorette: 2015 Honda Accord Sport
A table for one can indeed be fun. Content with your love life? Check out the Accord Sport, and opt for the manual transmission, for the consistent driving companion that won't let you down. Think of it as Cupid's choice for a midsize sedan.