Edmunds reports: Minivan sales down. First they ruin soccer. Second they ruin the perfectly fine act of helping them load groceries into their car by calling the police and saying that: 1. They aren't currently grocery shopping 2. It's 3:30 in the morning 3. They aren't even a mom yet. Pfft, women. Always wantin' the truth. And not to be stalked.
Anyway, now moms have ruined the image of the minivan as the studmobile of the future. Sigh. We don't think minivans are over, but manufacturers sure do need to change the name of the things. They ain't mini. They are big, heavy, and full of living room goodness. We'd grab an Odyssey or a Sienna in a heartbeat and hit the open road for the road trip of a lifetime! Or, you know, pick up the chinese take-out because the lady of the house had "one of those days." Think minivans are over?
That's a snap of the 2006 Mazda5. It's a real minivan. And it's friggin' cooler than hell. And, yes, that image comes from Mazda itself. Mazda needs to get better pics because a Mazda5 next to a pool and a big planter is just ridiculous. Sheesh!