The good folks at Suzuki have had a hit and miss relationship with the marketplace. First they built some of the best motorcycles in the world. Then, it was sort of 3-quarter-sized jeep things. And now it’s care.
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.