Chrysler’s latest revision on their minivan (no longer called the Town & Country; it’s now the Chrylser Pacifica, for some reason) is a pretty surprising rolling room of tech–a hybrid system, 360° cameras, a vacuum cleaner–and it includes a modern tool to solve one of the family roadtrip’s most traditional annoyances.
Presenting the all-new 2017 Chrysler Town & Country — which is actually now officially the Pacifica — the last beacon of hope in the age where traditional minivans fall to the rush of consumers flocking to “crossovers.” It’s very, uh, modern, and now with a hybrid option!
I must get this question about once a week. Seriously, what is wrong with you people? You know you need a minivan. You know the minivan is the best family hauling car for the money. Yet for some strange reason you have this complex about driving a van and would rather sacrifice convenience and flexibility so you can…
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!
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.
Now somebody just needs to teach Travis how to play asteroids.
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.
"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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
You have an extra jet engine. You have a minivan. Ding! You now have an idea.
Take one minivan mom, one slightly evil kid, add in a police officer and shake well.