5 Reasons Why Driving a Minivan is Badass
My best pal CC has a minivan and I love it. It doesn’t make me feel dorky. It makes me feel comfy and happy. But since I’ve been thinking about cars, talking about cars, and asking people about cars, I have learned something: many women loathe and fear the minivan.
They’d rather drive anything than a minivan because THEY don’t want to feel like the suburban soccer mom in a minivan (even if they are a suburban soccer mom). So they drive SUVs or monster trucks with extended cabs or larger hatchbacks…but NOT the minivan.
Meanwhile, it seems like an equal number of men are fine with the minivan – maybe because they see it as a great weekend hauler of people and stuff they need to bring home from the hardware store, not another step away from their younger, cooler selves.
Toyota even made a silly video about the “Swagger Wagon” where a suburban white middle class family does a rap about how cool they are in their Sienna:
Here are my 5 Reasons Why A Minivan is Badass. Let me know if you agree:
- It’s big! You can take ALL your friends
- You sit high up on the road, looking down on all those drivers in their little cars that go beep-beep-beep
- You can fit ALL your party supplies in one vehicle, including the barbecue you are borrowing from your brother-in-law because you let yours get rusty out in the rain
- Hatchback in case you need a quick exit to run from the law
- 47 (about) Cupholders AND DVD Players AND the cool new Entune technology (that lets you use popular apps in your car – more on that later) on some models
I asked the Toyota product specialists, Joe and Mario, what made the Sienna good for parents, not just kids, and they said:
Sienna offers the following features that are great for adults:
•Best in class styling and enhanced drivability, especially SE model
•Lounge seating in the second row
•Dual-View Entertainment Center
Would you drive a minivan? Why, or why not? I don’t think I’d buy one, but only because I’m super conscious of gas mileage and I don’t want to drive a bigger car than I need. But would I love to have one? Absolutely.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Toyota Women Influencers Network TWIN community through a program with Clever Girls Collective. I did not receive any compensation for writing this post or payment in exchange for participating. The opinions expressed herein are mine, and do not reflect the views of Toyota or any of its brands.
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