Red roses, candy hearts, and heart-shaped jewelry. These are some of the most popular Valentine’s Day gifts, but don’t forget about an affordable red pre-owned car. Red is the second best-selling car color (if you exclude black, white, silver, or gray ). If you’re looking to spark romance with a shiny red automotive gift this Valentine’s Day, here are some of the most crush-worthy models.

Mazda MX-5 Miata 

This two-passenger roadster/convertible debuted in 1989 and has seen four generations (the last launched in 2016). The Miata is the best-selling two-seat convertible sports car. Over 1 million have been produced globally. Its name is derived from the word “reward” in Old High German, so there’s no reason not to give your significant other one.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon was featured in a Super Bowl commercial, driven by Jurassic World star Jeff Goldblum. Although you probably won’t be outrunning a T-Rex, the Rubicon can certainly spice up your relationship. Its 4×4 capability, 33-inch tires, and 285 hp engine make it a great choice for a quick mountain getaway.

Ford Mustang Red Mist Custom

The 2008 model is essentially a movie replica, but is quite fast. With the Vortech supercharger, you get up to 550 hp, so speed and performance are not a problem. The car has a lot of detail on the outside. In addition to cosmetic upgrades, there are also many cool audio features, including a 1,000-watt stereo and touchscreen DVD.

Saleen S7

A 2003 Saleen S7, although rare, is a sharp red coupe for the adventurous couple. It’s twin-turbocharged driveline puts out 750 hp, but can be upgraded to push the limit at 1,000 hp. The S7 is aerodynamic with scoops, spoilers, and more that create a split channel airflow. Your valentine can have their very own supercar if you can find this beauty.

Superformance Daytona Coupe

The 2005 model is essentially a bright red rocket. Its V8 engine delivers 515 hp and this spunky car is fit with a Tremtec 6-speed transmission and oversized Wilwood brakes. If you can’t afford a new car of this class, perhaps you can snatch up a used model at a more practical price.

Hummer H1

Originally built for the military, this four-wheel-drive, off-road utility vehicle can certainly get your loved one noticed, if that’s what they go for. The smaller H2 and H3 Hummers were built for civilians, but you can get a street legal H1. After all, larger off-road vehicles have been growing in popularity, so if you’re not the Jeep type, here’s something to boast about.

Ferrari Testarossa

It’s hard not to think of Ferrari when red cars are mentioned. The original design was produced from 1984 to 1991, but later editions were produced from 1992 to 1996. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds and has a top speed of 180-mph. That should get the adrenaline going in case its classic sleek design and bright red color don’t impress.

Shop at Our Buy Here Pay Here Dealership for Valentine’s Day

Hawthorne Auto Square has an impressive inventory of high-quality pre-owned vehicles. All models on our lot have been multi-point inspected, while our 6-month service and maintenance plan will help your ride perform as expected. For information on financing (approved regardless of your credit and how you get paid) and to buy a red pre-owned car in time for Valentine’s Day, call 866-707-7664 or visit us in Hawthorne!