I never thought I’d drive a minivan. I fought the good fight until my third child was born. He tipped the scales in favor of a minivan. Although I resisted it at first, I’m glad that we made the transition. I can think of few vehicles that are better equipped to handle my family’s active lifestyle which includes sports, music lessons, road trips, and hauling my kids and their many friends around town.
I like how minivans have improved over the years. When the Chrysler Group unveiled the first minivans in 1983, they quickly rose in popularity for their practicality. However, they were not the most attractive vehicles. Over the past few years, minivan styling has improved SIGNIFICANTLY. The 2014 Chrysler Town & Country 30th Anniversary Edition, for example, has a sleek, sporty design, 17-inch aluminum wheels, and a plush, technologically forward interior. Driving this van is guaranteed* to boost your cred amongst the soccer practice crowd.
Minivans will continue to evolve in the future and I’m eager to see what they will look like 30 years from now. In the following video, my 12-year old daughter shares her vision for the future of minivans and society:
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*The only guarantees in life are death and taxes.