The humble minivan is, it seems, one of those topics about which there is no middle ground. You're either pro or con. Love them or hate them. Drive one proudly or wouldn't be caught dead in one. Click here for readers' real-life minivan confessions.
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Here's what a few TODAY Moms readers have to say. "Minivans rock" versus "I have not yet given up on life."
I have been having a love affair with my minivan for the past five years, since my oldest child was two years old. I "heart" my minivan! Now that I have three young daughters ages 1, 4, and 7, I can't imagine life without one. No other vehicle is made specifically with families in mind. And nowadays, minivans are so tricked out ... movie players, automatic entry, fold-away seats, etc. Mine has 17 cup holders! My favorite features are the sliding power doors and the roomy interior. On a rainy day, I can hop in the back seat, buckle my kids in and easily maneuver into the front seat without going back outside. My husband drives a fancy-schmancy sports car and he has admitted that he loves my minivan. So, face it ... minivans rock!
--Katie Maurer, Carmel, Indiana
15 years ago, when I was expecting my son, my co-workers were convinced I'd have a minivan within a year. No way. I know they are practical, but there are other options! I have not yet given up on life. I've had a sedan, an SUV, and five years ago, I bought a Dodge Magnum with a Hemi engine. It's roomy, the hatch is practical, and it's fun to drive. Plus, my son is proud when I drop him off at school in what he calls the "coolest Mom car ever." Why don't Americans buy wagons? Sadly, Dodge no longer makes the Magnum.
--Elizabeth Fewtrell, Tehachapi, California
What do you think? Love or loathe the minivan? (Sorry, no in-between option: you've got to chose a side here!)