There’s no doubting that having a top of the range or sporty car is a sure fire way to impress your loved one, or even attract potential partners if you are single and on the market.
Cruising the streets in your new wheels can see you turning heads, and if that is the case it will almost certainly leave a lasting impression on your woman, or man for that matter of fact.
Having the keys to a sporty Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, BMW or Subaru can be like a magnet to the opposite sex. After all, there is a connection between the car you drive and the partners you can attract.
But what if you are on a budget and can’t afford to be shopping at the upper end of the market when it comes to buying a car?
How can you still impress your guy or girl by having an affordable car on the drive? And how can you make a lasting impression on your first date? For example, adding a picture of your car can also help you find more matches on dating sites like this.
A Volkswagen Golf sits towards the upper end of the affordable car category, but if you can afford it then it is an eye-catcher. With an attractive look, efficient German reliability and the option to purchase a GTI model, then you have everything you could want to keep your loved one happy and impressed.
The Mini carries that lustre of years gone by. But while driving around in an original will be affordable from the purchase price point of view, it could prove slightly more costly in terms of maintenance. The new Minis are reasonably priced, very attractive and come with all the mod-cons too. Choose from the Mini Cooper S for a traditional look, Countryman if you like something more bulky or a Coupe to really impress.
Subaru BRZ or WRX
The Subaru WRX is associated with speed being the world rally model, but it is a good looking car too. In fact, you could say that it is the complete package for the affordable sector – albeit at the upper end. Similarly priced but with a much more rounded and eye-catching shape, the Subaru BRZ is a car your partner will love riding in.
The Kia Rio has a similar sporty look to it that you can find in both Subaru models, but it is available at a snip of the price. This is an extremely value for money option that shouldn’t be ignored when it comes to affordable cars with a bit about them.
There are plenty of BMWs on the road, but they aren’t commonplace and you can’t go far wrong with the keys to an M3. You get a top of the range motor in terms of technology, speed and reliability at a reasonable price. The BMW M3 oozes class and you will be impressing your partner when you hit the road.
The Hyundai Accent might not have the same natural attraction to it like some of the cars mentioned above, but it is a reliable, looks good with a smart design, has plenty of technology inside and comes with a price tag as good as anything else. Don’t discount this one.
It’s not a family car, so if you have children this might not be for you. But if it is you and your partner and you want to hit the open road, the Audi TT offers a sporty car at a reasonable price. This isn’t cheap still, but it is affordable and you get a seriously impressive car. The TT comes in a Coupe version too if you want to put the roof down and feel the wind across your hair.