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Old 11-15-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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Ready for likely the not towing minivan?

How to buy a minivan without really trying

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:07 PM   #2
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Great! and so true! Personally,I like the Transit, but I want the larger turbo engine and a 6speed manual. Then.... I could actually tow with the thing.
In the mean time, I'll keep my powder dry... or maybe I'll just build my own again.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:00 AM   #3
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Sure looks just like a MiniVan to me?
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I think people that have young children should be required to own a minivan or vehicle with rear sliding doors. I know it must suck for the bottoms of their rear doors to be bent from our nerf bars due to their children flinging the door open when entering or exiting. Now the rear door shape of some SUVs make it suck for us to have dents in our doors from the same flailing and flinging that is common practice amongst young people. The longer I think about it, most people should have sliding doors for all entry points. No, all vehicles should have sliding or no doors to alleviate the issue entirely.


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Old 11-16-2012, 12:45 PM   #5
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Reminds me of when, many years ago, a young family guy who worked for me was looking for a new car. I suggested a station wagon but he said he would never be seen in a station wagon. Eventually he came in and announced that he bought a Jeep Wagoneer - an SUV! The next day he sheepishly showed me the owner's manual, in big print it said "Jeep Wagoneer STATION WAGON." Except for the stigma, I don't know why crossovers aren't just called station wagons since they are based on cars, not trucks like true SUVs.
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I think people that have young children should be required to own a minivan or vehicle with rear sliding doors. I know it must suck for the bottoms of their rear doors to be bent from our nerf bars due to their children flinging the door open when entering or exiting. Now the rear door shape of some SUVs make it suck for us to have dents in our doors from the same flailing and flinging that is common practice amongst young people. The longer I think about it, most people should have sliding doors for all entry points. No, all vehicles should have sliding or no doors to alleviate the issue entirely.


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Heck, why not just make 'em all top entry, like a tank?

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Heck, why not just make 'em all top entry, like a tank?

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That's a great idea. Now I have to figure out how to become the ambassador of such a thing .

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That's a great idea. Now I have to figure out how to become the ambassador of such a thing .

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That's just completely wrong... I'd have my Bigfoot in tow, geesh.

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That's just completely wrong... I'd have my Bigfoot in tow, geesh.

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You do- it's behind your entourage's "hatchtops".
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Heck, why not just make 'em all top entry, like a tank?

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They already do... it's called a "convertible."
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I think people that have young children should be required to own a minivan or vehicle with rear sliding doors. I know it must suck for the bottoms of their rear doors to be bent from our nerf bars due to their children flinging the door open when entering or exiting. Now the rear door shape of some SUVs make it suck for us to have dents in our doors from the same flailing and flinging that is common practice amongst young people. The longer I think about it, most people should have sliding doors for all entry points. No, all vehicles should have sliding or no doors to alleviate the issue entirely.


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Many years ago, I worked grocery stores. I can tell you from experience and observation that it is not the children who cause most of the nicks and dings...
I can't tell you how many times I have seen a door pop open and the occupant start to rock back and forth to get the momentum to launch themselves out and upright. This usually takes 3-4 cycles with the door being kicked hard against the car next to it.
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Now if they would only make this with the larger 4 cylinder Ecoboost or better yet a small diesel, rear wheel drive, adequate tow ratings, and be available with an optional 6 speed manual transmission, I would then say hooray and celebrate a winner. (and run out and buy one)
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Had an argument with a co worker a while back, about his mazda 5 being a minivan. I said "look at the side doors, they slide. minivan. done". He said "noooo, it's not, becuase it's built on a car chassis!".... to which i replied "oh, on a car chassis? so then the caravan, windstar, venture, sienna, and odyssey aren't minivans either?". We don't talk much anymore.
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