Why Minivans Are Out and Crossovers Are In
There's a new vehicle of choice for families, women and other drivers. Here's why.
I can't stand crossovers, if I needed a fmaily car, I'd get a minivan (assuming there were any decent choices left).
I don't care what people say, unless you need AWD capability, you CANNOT beat a minivan for family use. My parents had a Pontiac minivan in the early 90's when I was growing up, and you could not beat that thing for practicality and comfort on family trips. When we were older, it was great for moving, as all the seats easily folded flat or removed altogether, and once I hit 21 it was great to take a carload of friends out for a night on the town - and all my friends LOVED that vehicle. We called it the "Hoover", haha, becasue if you remember the Pontiac Transports, they looked like a Dustbuster. And with the 3.8L, that thing would smoke the front tires too!
It is "Image is Everything" vs "Form Follows Function"
A gold toilet is still a "crapper" !
I have a crossover. I live in snow country, and it is a life saver. Yes, a mini-van would be fine for hauling some cargo. But, for the extra purchase cost, heavier weight cuts into MPG, I have my answer. I purchased a small utility trailer, , and it stores easy, license is minimal, and is covered by the Auto insurance when used. On a trip, my crossover has an excellant crash rating, comforable to drive and ride. I feel very confident that I made the right decision, and would do it again. Plus I get low rated MPG, due to lighter body weight than an SUV.
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