I'm a Honda man myself... We are considering a mini-van too, but I am dragging my feet (as I have been for about two years)
... I used to make up songs about them and swore I would never own one... Never realizing in my youth I would end up with kids. Probably next year, but would love to see a Diesel Hybrid...
Was not aware Hyundai made a mini-van...tune = I'm going to McDonalds in my go#$&*n mini-van, da da da da da da da
I'll be joining the club someday sooner than later.
As much as I'm not a huge minivan fan, I'd own one over an SUV for almost all purposes. Most models are more fuel-efficient (better drag coefficient body designs, plus lower to the ground), and having a lower center of gravity, their emergency handling is better and risk of rollover is less. And they still offer that higher-up seating position that everyone who owns an SUV says they bought it for. I've driven the parents' Grand Caravans, and they handle much like a big car, though I'd prefer a more solid, less wallowy feel when changing lanes or cornering.
It's too bad that Honda and Toyota's minivans are so much more expensive. They beat everyone else on quality, but you pay for it. I'm a Honda fan myself, having owned two Integras and now an `04 Civic EX sedan.
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