We aren’t following the Chicago Auto Show too closely because it’s basically a showcase of “special edition” cars with new paint packages. However, Chrysler debuted the new BraunAbility Chrysler Pacifica, and believe me when I say it’s big news for drivers or family members with disabilities.
Silicon Valley made its break into the automotive world with the Tesla Roadster, an electrified Lotus Elise, a futuristic sports car that communicated a vision for not just a better future, but a sexier one. Now Silicon Valley really seems to love, uh, minivans.
I know I just got done telling you not to buy a car on Black Friday, but if you absolutely must get a new car this weekend, do yourself a favor and buy a minivan because the deals are really good.
For those of you smart enough to realize that the minivan is a far superior vehicle for family duty than a crossover, the all new Chrysler Pacifica is a nice place to be. The Pacifica Hybrid is now available for order, and there’s more fun news: it could end up being cheaper than the gas version.
The first car ride I ever took was in a 1990 Plymouth Voyager just like the blue one you see in the picture above. And now, 25 years later, I find myself drooling over the things, which is just not normal for a guy my age. Is it my subconscious yearning to relive its first automotive experience, or are these things…
For years I’ve gone on about how cool Toyota Previas are, with their midengine/rear-wheel drive platform tucked under an egg-shaped minivan body. But it turns out Toyota wasn’t the only one to follow this formula.
The news that Google’s next self-driving car will be a modified Chrysler Pacifica hybrid has quickly elevated “minivan” from the punchlines of dad jokes to a totally serious solution for our transportation troubles. It’s not surprising at all. Zipping a bunch of people and their stuff around a city safely is exactly…
That winsome guy up there is the Gasuden Minivan. I came across it on this page in a book on kei cars I have and was immediately taken.
It was when I first noticed the fire-dancers and women writhing in transparent spheres on the water that I fully realized the degree to which Chrysler was Not Screwing Around when it came to the launch of their new minivan, the 2017 Pacifica. This vehicle is very important to Chrysler, and that’s why I had to bring my…
Once people know I’m an auto journalist, usually they ask me two things: First, if my parents were able to get over their disappointment, and second, what they should buy if they need a minivan, other than a minivan. Buying a minivan for their minivan needs is out of the question.
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Do you want to know which inexpensive family hauler is actually the safest, or just watch two cars you hate joust to the death? Either way, this is worth watching.
The 2016 Tesla Model X costs $80,000 before you start adding options or tax breaks. But you’d only know that if you were on “the list” to buy one of the first ones. Now you just want to see it because you can’t, right?
[I don’t know why I like this picture of the 1980s Mitsubishi Space Wagon so much, but I do. Photo: Mitsubishi]
Mercedes showed up to the Tokyo Motor Show not with a gigantic luxury yacht, not with a huge horsepower supercoupe, but with the Vision Tokyo hydrogen-powered autonomous minivan. And with no need for a driver, there’s no real need for seats as we know them.
Tesla seems happy to talk about the new Model X as an SUV. It’s been called a crossover, too. But is it either? Did Elon actually just make a minivan?
What if you don’t have the flame-spitting, huge horsepower car of your dreams? What if you’re stuck driving your mom’s minivan? Can you still do a burnout? Uh hell to the yes you can.
All every minivan wants to do is soar, flying free through the air, up in the clouds devoid of any soccer-toting constraints. When they do soar through the air, our good friend gravity always brings them back. And when they do come crashing back to Earth, it is almost always hilarious.
Toyota’s “Ever Better Expedition” sounds like the coolest corporate retreat ever; it’s a 110-day transcontinental drive with a fleet of Toyotas including a Land Cruiser 200 and this absurd Sienna minivan, which they’re calling the Ultimate Utility Vehicle.
Ever wondered what life would be like if your family minivan had a worked Chevy V8?