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Dirk Nowitzki (l), a former basketball player, looks out from a jeep roof during a tour of Nairobi National Park by the delegation of the Federal President Steinmeier

Former NBA Star Dirk Nowitzki Drives a Minivan

In these times of quarantine and social distancing, people don’t want to make contact with too many other people. So, what do you do if you have car trouble? This was the problem faced by former NBA player Dirk Nowitzki and his Mercedes-Benz Metris. He solved it not by calling AAA or for a tow …
A 2020 Subaru Outback parked off-roading in a forest.

How the U.S. Station Wagon Grew Up

Station wagons used to be a popular family hauler in the United States. Over time, however, they progressively started to disappear. Or, have they? Large Station Wagons Are Gone It is true that right now, in the US, one can not buy a full-size station wagon from the mainline automotive manufacturers. The last ones ceased …
1958 Fiat 600 Multipla Mirafiori

Jay Leno Drives the World’s Rarest Fiat 600 Minivans

It’s not just modern minivans that offer cool features. Mercedes once made one with 500 hp, and Toyota had a mid-engine supercharged minivan. And decades before the 500L and 500X, Fiat even had one, the 600 Multipla. While it didn’t have sliding doors, it was used as the base for some delightfully charming classic cars. …
burgundy 2020 Honda Odyssey driving along a shoreside roadway

Are Minivans Cool Now?

As the technology and style of other vehicles surge forward, the basic minivan has retained its general look and function for decades. But, more and more moms are trading their cute crossovers and sparkly SUV’s for the ultimate family car: a minivan. There were, at a time, so many moms who felt frumpy or old …
1991 Toyota Previa

The Toyota Previa Minivan is Now a Desirable Classic

Usually, the word ‘classic’ conjures up images of old Bugattis, British Minis, or first-gen Broncos. Rarely is a minivan called ‘classic’. But going just by pure age, there are quite a few vans and minivans that are old enough to be classics. And long before Mercedes gave a minivan 500+ hp, there was another unconventional …
Chrysler shows off the 2021 Pacifica at the Chicago Auto Show on February 06, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois

How Chrysler Is Trying to Keep the Minivan Alive and Well

With the rise of SUVs and trucks, other car body types have been put on notice. For some automakers, like Honda, that means cutting back on sedans and focusing on SUVs. For other automakers, it means ignoring minivans entirely. However, Fiat Chrysler is making a big bet on minivans. Here’s how. The new 2021 Chrysler …
The logo on a Kia Sedona for sale at a Kia dealership.

This Could Be the Next Car Kia Discontinues?

While things were looking up in minivan sales in the fourth quarter of 2019, the increase may not be enough to keep all the segment’s current offerings on the market. The Kia Sedona saw a 38.9% increase in sales from the fourth quarter of 2019 over what it sold in the same period of time …
2007 Mercedes R63 AMG

Mercedes Once Offered a 500-HP Minivan

Mercedes is no stranger to oddball ideas. This is the automaker that grafted an extra axle and pickup bed onto a G-Class, after all. There’s also been E-Class pickups, G-Wagon pickups, and a luxury Unimog. But for although the German company can do luxury well, there’s one type of vehicle that doesn’t appear in its …
1991 Mitsubishi Delica Super Exceed 4WD diesel

Do #Vanlife Right With a Japanese Van

Overlanding usually features trucks and SUVs, prepped for off-roading and loaded with roof tents or bed campers. Or, if you’re really going off-grid, a specially-prepped Unimog. Equally as popular, though, is “van life”, which sometimes gets reduced—courtesy of Instagram—to be just about decorating an old VW van and sticking to “paved roads and parking lots,” …
burgundy 2020 Honda Odyssey driving along a shoreside roadway

Minivans Are Surprisingly the Most-Driven Vehicle Type

Americans are known for driving a lot. While current buying trends are toward SUVs, a study by found that minivans are the vehicle body-type that is driven the most miles each year. The study found that the average 10-year-old vehicle is driven 11,987 miles per year. Minivans come in 10.4 percent higher, with 13,235 …
Soccer mom car stereotype

4 Hilarious Car Stereotypes

Certain cars have developed a stereotype over the years. Some good and some bad. One thing's for sure, these 4 are down right hilarious.