How About Driving A Brand New 1968 Mini Van?

This cute workhorse has 302 miles on the clock and the seat protectors and rubber floor mats left right where the British Motor Corporation put them back in 1968. Also, Dunlop cross-ply tires! » 3/14/15 1:00pm 3/14/15 1:00pm

Parents, Just Buy the Damn Minivan

About once a month someone says to me, "Now that I have kids, I think I need a minivan, but I really don't want a minivan. What should I buy?" Early in my career my answer was, "Well, you should probably buy a minivan." Most folks don't like this answer, but more often than not it's true. » 9/23/14 2:51pm 9/23/14 2:51pm

This Is The Craziest Minivan I've Ever Seen

Of course it's French, glad you've asked! Meet the De La Chapelle Route, available with a Jaguar V12... or a Mercedes V8 with 326 horsepower. It is the ultimate upscale minivan experience. » 7/31/13 2:00pm 7/31/13 2:00pm

Is That A Space Shuttle Or A Ford Aerostar? No One Can Tell!

"It has been proven that a more aerodynamically styled a vehicle is, the easier it slices through the air," the announcer says. And what could possibly be more aerodynamic than the 1986 Ford Aerostar? Nothing, obviously. It's got "aero" in the name! » 12/29/12 9:00am 12/29/12 9:00am

How A Dodge Minivan Beat An Audi R8

You thought you were hot stuff when you bought that R8 Spyder. Wait till you get beaten around a skid pad by a Dodge minivan driven by a Jalopnik reader. » 7/30/12 1:00pm 7/30/12 1:00pm

Toyota Names Car After Reconstruction Era Racial Slur

Toyota just unveiled two brand new small minivans, apparently due to popular demand. Called the Porte and the Spade, they both have two sliding doors to allow ease of entry in narrow Japanese parking decks. » 7/24/12 9:30am 7/24/12 9:30am

Is This Minivan Driver The World's Worst Parker?

Parking can be difficult, but typically not in a nose-in parking space wide enough to fit two cars. Watch this minivan pilot ineptly try to guide the bulky purple machine into one such cavernous stall. » 6/19/12 9:30am 6/19/12 9:30am

See A Chevy Astro Fly Through Space

When Chevrolet introduced their Astro van in 1985 they wanted the world to know a few things about it—there had never been anything quite like the Astro in all of the universe and it may or may not have been capable of flying through space. At least that is what we take away from this vintage commercial. » 3/24/12 4:00pm 3/24/12 4:00pm

See Frightening Pictures Of A Minivan Impaled By A Log

If you weren't already nervous when traveling behind a logging truck on the highway we're afraid these pictures might inspire some anxiety next time you spot one on the open road. » 3/11/12 2:00pm 3/11/12 2:00pm

Top Gear's Richard Hammond Destroys America's Minivans With Its Monster…

During the offseason for Top Gear, the BBC's hit motoring show watched by millions, each of the three co-hosts has their own special routines. Jeremy Clarkson drives supercars in exotic locales. James May builds houses out of Legos. Richard Hammond comes to America and destroys houses and minivans with monster… » 2/20/12 12:00pm 2/20/12 12:00pm

Six-wheeled minivan-pickup needs a new shelter

The General Motors composite-body minivans of the early 1990s earned their "dustbuster" nicknames for the resemblance to other home appliances that suck. One example was transformed into a six-wheel pickup that's apparently for sale. Silhouette-amino? Words, unlike plastic, fail. » 6/29/11 12:30pm 6/29/11 12:30pm

"You never expect to be hit by an airplane"

A family in a Toyota Sienna minivan were driving down a New Orleans street this weekend when a single-engined plane suddenly appeared in front of them. Unable to dodge the low-flying Piper's wings the two collided. Quick, someone call the Farmer's insurance university professor guy. » 4/18/11 1:30pm 4/18/11 1:30pm

In this van, calling shotgun means you get dad's recliner

You've heard of vans with captain's chairs? This guy's pampered passengers get a La-Z-Boy knockoff. Who cares that it's not even bolted in? Ottawa cops did, and they cited him for operating an unsafe vehicle on a highway. Unsafe, yet so very comfortable. » 4/14/11 2:30pm 4/14/11 2:30pm

Husband drives family van 40 miles with wife on hood

A woman from Manteca, California's claiming her husband drove 40 miles at high speeds while she desperately clung to the hood of their minivan. When he slowed down she jumped from the vehicle. » 3/02/11 12:00pm 3/02/11 12:00pm

A Mini Minivan?!

Auto Motor und Sport's joining others claiming BMW will bring a five-seater Mini Minivan to market in 2013. OK Mini, that's enough. Please step back from the sketch pad, put down the brand bastardization crack pipe and slowly walk away. » 10/06/10 9:00am 10/06/10 9:00am

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/Ocala.com] » 9/24/10 9:30am 9/24/10 9:30am

What's Your Problem With Minivans, Anyway?

I've always been a bit puzzled by the utter loathing so many car freaks harbor for the very idea of the minivan. Sure, they lack even a vestige of cool (unless they run 12s), but they do their job well. » 6/19/10 5:00pm 6/19/10 5:00pm