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

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

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

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