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Hey Mom You Should Drive A Minivan; Here’s Why

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A 2019 Kia Sedona, one of only five minivan models on the market.

TACH's TAKE; The editors here at The Auto Channel have always been fans and promoters of minivans as the vehicle of choice for families and those who wish to eliminate limitations in their every day drivers. I enjoyed reading this article in the New York Times business section and thought that more of you should read what we here at TACH have been saying for over 20 years.

Here is a link to Minivan research, specs and reviews and listed and linked The Auto Channel's Minivan Reviews for the past 22 years...come on ladies have enough confidence in you womanliness to champion a minivan as your family's car, instead of a "can't see over the steering wheel giant SUV cause you need the space...your kids and husband will love you for it.

Hey Mom You Should Drive A Minivan; Here’s Why

Article By Tom Voelk
New York Times
Automotive Editor

New York August 31, 2018; Tom Voelk automotive editor of The New York Times wrote that we often shun the ones that can help our lives the most. Maybe out of pride. Perhaps ignorance. Many of us are looking for good solid family material, yet reject prospects that are committed and generous.

I am, of course, talking about minivans. If you want to know more about dating, I suggest the Modern Love column.

But whether you’ve outgrown your youthful dalliances with high-maintenance coupes or you’ve always been a practical-minded hatchback owner who is now ready for true commitment, a minivan might be the ultimate symbol of adulthood. And let me tell you, as a guy who drives nearly 100 different vehicles a year, I’ll testify that minivans are magical for simplifying life.

But minivans are becoming harder to find. Ford, General Motors, Hyundai, Nissan and Mazda have all abandoned the segment because of sagging sales. Blame sport utility vehicles and crossovers. Chevrolet alone will have six of them in its stable once the 2019 Blazer hits showrooms. BMW will soon have one more than that, with the X1 through the X7.

Just five minivans are on the market today: the Chrysler Pacifica, the Dodge Grand Caravan, the Honda Odyssey, the Kia Sedona and the Toyota Sienna. And all of them are hip, even if they’re square.