Not all of us are going to be able to afford to get our sweetheart a new car, but some of you just might be able to do it. And, if that is you, I would recommend a Nissan Altima.
I got my maroon Nissan Altima in 2001. ( Now that color would be great for a Valentine's present!) I have been so happy with my purchase. It runs great. It never needs checkups. It is really just like the energizer bunny - it just keeps going and going and going. It is now the year of 2007 and the Nissan Altima still looks brand new and runs just as great as the day I purchased it.
My sister-in-law just bought herself one when she saw how great ours was. Same model, but a different color, and more updated since it is a 2006 car.
Before I bought the Nissan, I had owned a Honda and a Toyota. I actually have enjoyed all three of my cars over the years, but I must say the Nissan is probably the best one out of the three. It rides smoother. It has all the extras I never had before like power windows, car alarm, individual passenger lights, a CD player and so much more. So many of these things are standards with cars anymore, but when you get your very first one, like I have, you feel very spoiled by all the magical gadgets. My car won't even let me take out my key from the ignition until I put it in park. Never had that before!
I love the color maroon. I wasn't sure at first when I bought the car. I kept telling my husband this is not at all the color I was expecting to buy. Now, I am so glad I did. When you wash it up, put on some wax, and park it out in the sun it just shines.
They make cars so much better these days then they ever did before. They go many more miles now before they need a tune-up. Remember those days when you had to take a car to the dealer every 15,000 miles? Now, you can wait until you have 52,000 miles on the car. Regular oil changes is the best bet for a lasting motor on any car.