Mini Van, Maxi Memories
If you’re under the age of 40, it’s hard to remember a time when there were no minivans. Prior to the early 1980s, families that needed a big vehicle to haul cargo and kids had just two options: a station wagon or a full-sized van. Then, Chrysler unveiled its minivans, and the auto industry was never the same. The ’80s and ’90s were a golden age for these car-based vehicles, as nearly every automaker started cranking out minivans of their own. These days, SUVs and crossover vehicles are the vehicle of choice for many drivers, and only a couple of companies still produce minivans. Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, let’s take a look back at some of the best, worst, and weirdest minivans ever made.