It is most assuredly Van Time.
Do you like comfort? Do you like utility? Do you like comfortable utility with ample room and packaging? Well feast your eyes upon the third-generation Sprinter van, now with a gasoline engine for us Americans and a lower starting price.
If you can’t be safe, I guess you might as well be comfortable.
Ryan is rather proficient at procreating. So much so he has three kids including one set of twins and another on the way. His old SUV just isn’t going to cut it anymore and he would like something a bit more comfortable. What car should he buy?
Old vans are cool again, and nobody collects more vans than churches. Drive past any older church or other place of worship and you’re bound to see a several-yard long van or bus from decades ago sitting in the parking lot. Jesus and his disciples themselves probably drove around in a big old 15-passenger van, right?
The wheeled, rounded-rectangular volumes of space enclosed by a metal shell and propelled by a small engine at one end or the other that we call a ‘minivans’ are some of my favorite vehicles ever. For whatever reason, a lot of companies like to claim to have the first of these: Chrysler likes to say so, as does…
I’ll just say up front that I know what I’m feeling here isn’t necessarily rational or reasonable, but I can’t deny what I feel, especially when it comes to vans. In fact, I probably have my most visceral emotions of any kind when it comes to vans, which may be why my reaction to the Nissan NV1500, 2500, and 3500 vans…
Once, a Volkswagen van represented freedom, the “open road,” a release from the crushing confines of capitalism. The appeal lives on today. Free love! Damn the man! Live on the beach! Feel the ocean breeze blow through your hair! Pose with a bag of Kettle Chips the #brand sent you to hawk on social media! Wait, what?!
The Citroën H Van is an automotive design icon. It’s sort of like the equal and opposite reaction to a design like the Lamborghini Miura; where the Miura is a lithe, elegant, obviously beautiful-looking car, the H van is like a corrugated garden shed on wheels. All utility, no style, and, as a result, is somehow full…
Automotive awards are a joke. A cash-grabbing circle jerk where the “winner” often has the honor of paying the publication or organization serious money in order to use the name of that award in ads. Some automakers even have to pay upfront to get their cars considered. It’s a sham.
The list of things I’m a sucker for is vast and, largely, without value. Somewhere in the middle of that list are entries for unexpected sliding doors and Renault LeCars. Incredibly, there’s a real-world intersection of these two things, and it’s known as the Renault Supercinq Van by Heuliez.
You’ve probably been wondering what it is. The Best Thing On The Internet. It’s a valid question. I’m delighted to let you know your quest is over, because here it is, the best thing on the internet. And, yes, it has a child driving the shit out of a Soviet minivan. And over other Soviet minivans.
About a year ago Nissan launched the completely new Titan XD pickup truck to attack the utility segment anew. The truck isn’t selling that well compared to its rivals, but the company hasn’t lost its sense of humor–they went ahead and stuff its diesel 4x4 drivetrain into a cargo van, awesomeness ensues.
Sometimes all that stands between you and certain annihilation is the ability of an out of control driver to hold a vehicle sideways for just long enough.
Of course you’re always careful and sober when you make that summer trip across state lines to pack the trunk of your car with fireworks. Doesn’t stop you from wondering– what if they went off in here? Here’s that idea taken way too far.
Today in Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz Vans unveiled their new concept “van of the future,” the all-electric Vision Van. The van is being presented as a delivery/cargo solution with some novel advances in connectivity and automated cargo management, but if they have any brains, we’re also looking at the future of their…
“It takes bumps really well, it likes to fly,” says Frank about his 1967 Ford Prerunner. But since he broke his neck, the truck hasn’t seen much action. Until off-road expert Fred Williams challenges him to “a race.”
When you’re a two-time drifting champion, this is the kind of prank your coworkers pull on you.
It happened every time we stopped for gas. Someone would approach, usually someone kind of old. “Great van,” they’d say. “What is it… an ‘80, ‘81?”