For $4,100, Act Like You Caravan

Are you tired of cookie-cutter tract housing? Does your van down by the river look like everybody else's? Well, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Commer Caravan will ensure your home stands out, but only if you find its price outstanding. » 1/19/12 8:00am 1/19/12 8:00am

The world's fastest Turbo Dodge Caravan is for sale

Like the vanes of a turbocharger, our attention turns quickly to new projects once one ends. Which is why the owner of what's claimed to be the world's fastest 1989 Turbo Dodge Caravan — which can hit 11-second quarter-mile runs — is selling for $6,500 to fund other projects. » 3/04/11 10:00am 3/04/11 10:00am

Woman's arm ripped off in amateur towing mishap

A Cincinnati mother was sitting in the passenger seat of a '90s-era Dodge Caravan being towed by a pickup truck when one of the two ropes pulling the minivan snapped, ripping off her arm below the elbow. » 2/15/11 2:00pm 2/15/11 2:00pm

Dodge's "Man Van" is the aggressive minivan for road and track

A minivan with "attitude" is how Dodge is positioning the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T. By attitude, it implies a less emasculating experience for guys, a minivan audience the company must attract to beat market saturation. But will dudes bite? » 2/09/11 10:30am 2/09/11 10:30am

Motorcycle Tries To Slice Van In Half

A 22-year-old from Silver Springs, Florida was riding his motorcycle so fast he planted it between the captain's chairs of a minivan. He's in critical condition, the couple sitting in the chairs are just freaked out. (H/T Parabellum2000) [Bruce Ackerman/] » 9/24/10 9:30am 9/24/10 9:30am

How To Avoid Speed Traps, Brushfires, And Friends With Your iPhone

Mobile app Trapster just rolled out its 4.0 release and added new features to help users log roadtrips, locate friends, better avoid tickets, and get around rockslides. Even the police are pitching in to aid (and slow) your commute. » 2/25/10 2:30pm 2/25/10 2:30pm

20 Least Expensive Cars To Insure For 2009

Like salt and pepper, chocolate and vanilla, our look at the 20 most expensive cars to insure for 2009 has a flip-side. Today we'll be looking at the 20 least expensive cars to insure for 2009. » 6/08/09 2:00pm 6/08/09 2:00pm

Wohnwagen: A Seedy Yet Intriguing Interactive Photo of Various Cars

We found this on a Dutch blog with very little explanation, but an underlit trailer park with a caravan, an Impala and a Gallardo is already exciting enough. Potentially NSFW. » 5/14/09 2:30pm 5/14/09 2:30pm

Maximum Minivan Day: All Hail The 25th Anniversary Of The Minivan!

It's not often an automaker has the opportunity to create an entirely new segment. Chrysler did it 25 years ago when they launched the Dodge Caravan. The engineers at Chrysler created a FWD-platformed vehicle offering wagon-like space, van-like utility and car-like fuel economy in a package fitting in the standard… » 11/12/08 10:00am 11/12/08 10:00am

1990 Dodge Caravan LE

Welcome to Down On The Street » 11/12/08 9:00am 11/12/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Since it's , I knew I had to prowl the streets of Alameda and find a first-generation Chrysler minivan for this series. Easy, right? It turned out to be the hardest DOTS search…

Ten Cars You Can Live In After Your Home Is Repossessed

As shelter is the largest single expense for most people, the ongoing " Financiapocalpyse » 10/20/08 4:00pm 10/20/08 4:00pm" could see more people trading that Tudor for a four-door. As your guides through this challenging time, we've identified ten cars you'd be happy to call home until your 401k is worth more than the postage used to send you those…

New Chrysler Minivans Selling So Well They're Closing The Factory

Come Halloween, Chrysler will idle its St. Louis South minivan plant indefinitely. And, just so the 1,500 employees at St. Louis South are clear about the meaning of "idle indefinitely," co-president Tom LaSorda said, "We see no intent to rerun this plant. We're idling it and it will likely be fully closed." » 7/01/08 11:00am 7/01/08 11:00am

Turbo Trailer Pops Up Wheelies

Camping is a great way to break free of the urban jungle and enjoy the great outdoors. But what to do if you can't afford a nice motorhome, and you really don't want to put a trailer hitch on your little Renault? Just drop that engine into an old camping trailer! Ok, so you could just go tent camping, but then you… » 2/21/08 3:15pm 2/21/08 3:15pm

Get Ready To Eat Aluminum: Banger Caravan Racing

It was fun providing some workplace-disrupting roaring engine sounds yesterday, so we're going to do it again today. This time, however, we're going to cross the Atlantic and add some crunching metal and general apocalyptic atmosphere to the mix. That's right, it's Nighttime Banger Caravan Racing! We approve strongly… » 2/07/08 3:00pm 2/07/08 3:00pm

Detroit Auto Show: Dodge Caravan R/T Concept Gets You to Target Faster

Dodge brought their the Caravan R/T to the floor of the Detroit Auto show. This sporty soccer sled debuted at SEMA last year, but you'll have to forgive us from passing on it the first time. The powertrain details are vague (though there's definitely a sport-tuned dual exhaust and revised power control module), but… » 1/14/08 10:50am 1/14/08 10:50am

Commenter of the Day: I Hate Myself Edition

Upon first meeting me, lots of folks get the wrong idea. Yeah, I'm a big hairy dude, I write about cars, have close to 1,000 beers in my cellar and spend most of my free time losing money playing poker. Also, I've yet to take off my Green Bay hat this season as I am convinced doing so might jinx the Packers. However,… » 1/08/08 5:45pm 1/08/08 5:45pm

Dad's Turbo Dodge Caravan

From the 800-dollar turbocharged minivan department comes this 1989 Dodge Caravan SE with genuine simulated woodgrain trim. Along with doing toasty burnouts, the minivan has run the quarter mile in 12.65 seconds at Route 66 Dragway thanks to a set of slicks and 24 pounds of boost pushing through the stock 140K plus… » 9/07/07 3:00pm 9/07/07 3:00pm

Question of the Day: What is Your Automotive Nemesis?

We all have one. Whether it's that Boss 428 with the Detroit Lokkas that you just can't beat in a straight line, a Park Avenue 'Scraper that insults your automotive aesthetic or the stupid motorcycle cop with the radar gun that hides behind the telephone pole on Riverside Drive (yeah, him), somebody is always out to… » 4/18/07 12:00pm 4/18/07 12:00pm