Where do those giant bows in Christmas car commercials come from? They look expensive. But it would definitely be really fun to wrap something in one, so if you need a car anyway, buy one for your sweetie as a present, so you look really generous, but really you just picked the car you wanted and you're going to use it all the time anyway.
In 1952, we would have recommended the Willys light car--hundreds of pounds lighter than the other two American light cars, goes zero to 60 in 20.5 seconds and gets 35 miles per gallon. When we testdrove it, we found that it exceeded even the maker's claims for it. Also, very stylish, with a nice flat roof, perfect for holding a bow.
Read the full story in Your First Ride in America's New Light Car.