It’s that whole sliding-door thing

A fellow in Missouri who probably drives a Dodge Grand Caravan writes to the editor of Motor Trend about those wicked crossovers:

I love to speak to people who own these CUVs. I love to ask, “What kind of mileage do you get with your minivan?” The question is usually followed by a glare or quick reply of, “It’s not a minivan!”

Clearly, there is an issue here with self-esteem. What are they running from? Is my masculinity in question because I enjoy our minivan?

This was published in the June issue, page 42. On page 61 of the same issue is an ad for Grizzly long-cut snuff which says “Never let a minivan pass you on the highway.”

I believe he has his answer.


  1. Georganna Hancock (@GLHancock) »

    11 May 2014 · 12:37 pm

    Most men don’t want to be identified with/by or to identify with anything mini.

    What does this have to do with sliding doors, anyway? That’s what I came to read about because I have one. A sliding door, I mean, not a minivan. Or a man.

  2. CGHill »

    11 May 2014 · 12:46 pm

    Almost all minivans have a sliding door; crossovers and other SUV-wannabes never do.

  3. McGehee »

    11 May 2014 · 3:39 pm

    My mother-in-law has about given up trying to get me to drive the minivan for solo errands.

  4. backwoods conservative »

    12 May 2014 · 9:17 am

    I drive minivans for a living, so I will drive one if somebody pays me to. The cargo van I drive for fun could hold a minivan inside it.

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