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

NYT Automobiles Gives Chrysler Minivans A Seemingly Unnecessary…

We don't know if New York Times Automobiles writer Christopher Jensen's got kids, but if he had them, he'd know that handling is not really the most important requirement for a minivan. More important is the need — which he admits in his smack-down this weekend on the new minivans from Chryslerberus almost reluctantly… » 6/02/08 7:00am 6/02/08 7:00am

2008 Dodge Caravan Good Up Front, Can't Take It In The Rear

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today released their interpretation of what happens after crashing the new Dodge Caravan a few times. The results? The newer Caravan gets a "good" for both frontal offset and side impact tests, an improvement over "average" and "poor" performances for the older models. But… » 5/28/08 5:00pm 5/28/08 5:00pm