The folks at Chrysler, who invented the minivan, have two on the market right now. The Chrysler version is the Town and Country, the Dodge version is the Grand Caravan and the Volkswagen version is the Routan.
Oh, yeah, I forgot.
I know a lot of you weren’t thrilled about the auto bailout, but if GM spends all of it as well as they did on the new GMC Terrain, it will be money well spent.
The Terrain is one of three vehicles all built on the same platform.
Some of us are old enough to remember the controversy when Volkswagen finally gave up the classic Beetle. But we’re also young enough to appreciate the VW GTI.
As far as what to call this car, I wish VW would make up its mind.
Let me start with this declarative statement. The new 2010 Mercedes E350 doesn’t stink…a lot.
OK, got that out of the way. The E-class is the mid-range in the Mercedes lineup, if you can call anything starting at over $48,000 mid range.
When gasoline hit four dollars a gallon, most folks didn’t want to keep feeding their SUV’s. And minivans are selling that well anymore, so what will the family hauler of the future look like? I’m betting it will look a lot like the Toyota Venza.