No Valentine? Edmunds.com Announces the Top 10 Cars for Those Driving Single on the Highway of Love


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No Valentine? Edmunds.com Announces the Top 10 Cars for Those Driving Single on the Highway of Love

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2005) — Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, today announced its recommendations for the Top 10 Cars To Drive if You Don't Have a Date on Valentine's Day. The full story can be read at: http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/list/top10/104604/article.html

"While others might turn to chocolate for consolation when facing a dateless Valentine's Day, the editors at Edmunds naturally turn to their favorite comfort-cars," said Karl Brauer, Edmunds.com Editor in Chief. "The list we came up with includes cars that can attract dates as well as cars that are so much fun to drive, those of us with Valentines might even forego a date to drive a few of them."

The top 10 vehicles are:

  1. Chevrolet Corvette: There's nothing like good old American muscle (six liters' worth) wrapped in a classic body. Find an empty back road with a few curves along the way, and the driver's latest heartbreaker will be a distant memory.
  2. Dodge Ram SRT-10: If someone's goal is to woo a truck lover, he or she would be hard-pressed to find better bait than the SRT-10. Mat the throttle in this 500-horse pickup and it jets forth like it's been shot out of a catapult, shoving the driver back in its cushy sport seats.
  3. Ferrari F430: It's the sensual sounds and intuitive steering that really pull at the heart strings. It may not cuddle in front of a fire, but it has mastered the art of communication and definitely makes for a perfect dance partner.
  4. Ford Mustang Convertible: The new Mustang will still get its driver plenty of looks from potential dates, especially if a topless version in bright yellow. And with its reasonable price, the driver can save up for his or her next relationship with a real human being.
  5. Lotus Elise: Drive a racecar or go on a date? For a few of our editors, that's not even a choice. The Elise is about the closest someone can get to driving an open-wheel car on public roads.
  6. Mazda Miata: Miata drivers show others they're spontaneous and adventurous as they veer onto all the two-lane roads.
  7. Mazda RX-8: Its expert chassis tuning makes the car feel like an extension of the drivers' body and its free-revving rotary engine and its unique sound can replace all other thoughts of past loves.
  8. Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG: Trying to drive away thoughts of an ex? Along comes a roadster with a 604-horsepower twin-turbo V12 and handling so predictable that drivers can carve up an unfamiliar back road with virtually no guesswork.
  9. Mini Cooper Convertible: Like the Mustang, the Cooper drop top is a good choice to show prospective dates the driver's on the cutting edge. But forget about other people for the moment. Who wouldn't want to drive a sweet-faced car with adroit reflexes on Valentine's Day?
  10. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution: The Evo may not win others' affection; however, once someone sits in its Recaro driver seat, he or she probably won't care. The fervor with which the turbo four revs will take the place of any beating heart, and the razor-sharp handling will set anyone's pulse racing.

About Edmunds.com, Inc.
Edmunds.com is the premier online resource for automotive information. Its comprehensive set of data, tools and services, including Edmunds.com True Market Value® pricing, is generated by Edmunds.com Information Solutions and is licensed to third parties. For example, the company supplies content for the auto sections of NYTimes.com, AOL, About.com, iVillage.com and IGN.com, provides weekly data to Automotive News and delivers monthly data reports to Wall Street analysts. Edmunds.com also publishes a high-speed, on-screen car magazine called Inside Line available free at www.insideline.com. Edmunds.com was named "best car research" site by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "most useful Web site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com StudySM and was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites as reported by The Wall Street Journal. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif. and maintains a satellite office outside Detroit.

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