There’s been a lot of talk about minivans these days. There seems to be a consensus that minivans are simply great vehicles for transportation. When you’re stuck in traffic or weather, it’s easy to maneuver a minivan through the snow or mud. The minivans are also great when taking a family vacation.
But are minivans out of style? Some people don’t like the sleek design of the new minivans, which some call “spaceships.” Others think minivans are expensive and hard to drive.
I can understand both points of view. I personally think minivans are great vehicles. I have even driven one in person. There is nothing like driving down a rural stretch of road in a new minivan. Minivans are so incredibly quaint and old-fashioned that they evoke feelings of the American pioneer spirit–I’m a member of the older generation, after all.
Many people also believe minivans are difficult to drive. Maybe the gearbox is notchy, or maybe it’s tough to tip the vehicle over. But that’s not necessarily so. Minivans are very powerful vehicles. And they aren’t as difficult to ride or as difficult to control as some people perceive.
Another commonly held viewpoint on minivans is that they’re noisy and polluting. While minivans are loud and polluting, there are actually ways to “lure” the attention of passing motorists. Additionally, it seems that the older minivans aren’t particularly noisy. They are the exception, rather than the rule.
The third commonly held view is that minivans are difficult to drive. I can understand this one. When your minivan is so heavy, how can you be expected to drive? Plus, minivans can be downright difficult to maneuver at low speeds. These things are valid points, but it often seems like the concern over minivans is really about their classic appearance–and not so much about their practicality. The classic minivan is a great vehicle for anyone to have.
So why are minivans now so popular? The answer lies in their great utility. With so many functions, many new styles, and a durable base that last, minivans are a great choice for many situations. And that means your classic vehicle has a better chance of staying in style! They prove to have a lot of space and carry roomy cargo even in style.
So that’s the question: are minivans out of style? It’s too bad they’re not out of style already! They’re simply more practical, easier to handle, and more fun than ever before. So enjoy the classic look while you still can. Minivans are back!
What about the rest of the vehicle? Are minivans still attractive? Not anymore! Minivans of the past were big and bulky. However, minivans of today have a sleeker, sleek look that makes them look like they could be pulled right out of a TV series. Minivans have also become more fuel efficient, so they don’t burn as much gas as before.
If you want to bring the showroom version of a minivan home, there are several options. You can go with the top model, called a midsize minivan. You can even get a small luxury model called a mini-motorhome! Mini-motorhomes look just like a mini-vans but only carry about four people. They have larger sleeping spaces and have their own kitchen.
But if the style isn’t really your thing, don’t fret. There are plenty of other types of minivans out there. Check into what a Toyota commuter van or an Alfa Romeo Touring van will look like. You
could also check out a Ford Transit or even a Dodge Ram. With the popularity of SUVs and sedans, there’s no reason to think that a minivan couldn’t be just as good or even better. The Toyota Sienna is also a great option with excellent crash ratings and great fuel economy. In fact the best in a minivan. However, the best year for a Toyota Camry would be the sedans ranging from 2001 to 2006.
If you are looking at minivans to buy, there are plenty of vehicle sources for you to choose from as well. Check into rental options and look into dealerships that offer new minivans on trade-ins. You can even look online for used models.
No matter what type of minivan you choose, there are plenty of reasons that owning one is a good idea. You’ll save money by cutting fuel costs and you’ll be able to take your whole family along for the ride. You’ll never have to worry about being uncomfortable again when you head out on a long road trip. If you’re looking at buying a minivan in order to replace your family car, be sure to go with a classically styled model that appeals to you and your passengers. Whatever your needs are, there are plenty of excellent choices when it comes to minivans.