Minivans get no respect. They’re the Rodney Dangerfield of the vehicle world: plucky vehicles that can haul loads of people or stuff, drag boats or campers behind, and still get no respect. It can be overt or subtle. You’re probably guilty of disrespecting a minivan at one time or another—I know I am and I drive one! Think about it—you’re pulling up to an intersection with a red light, you have a choice of lanes and there’s a minivan stopped in the center lane, a Honda sedan in the inside lane, and a Cadillac in the outside lane. Who do you get behind? Of course! The Honda! You don’t want to be behind the minivan because the driver will likely be driving too cautiously or singing songs to the rearview mirror, right? Ugh, so frustrating! And the Caddy likely holds some elderly people and will go 10 mph under the speed limit, so the Honda is the correct choice. Bueno!
Monthly Archive:: January 2011