Chrysler Gets Its Own Man Van
November 26th, 2012 11:18 AM Share
Just as Dodge has their own “man van”, the Grand Caravan R/T, Chrysler will now get their own variant, the Town and Country S. There are no mechanical changes to be had save for a re-tuned suspension system. Cosmetically, the blacked out trim and fancy wheels are the most prominent visually indicators. Inside, a Blu-Ray entertainment system will keep the younger ones occupied.
Published November 26th, 2012 11:18 AM
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This isnt a man-van. A man-van has an interior that won't be scratched by hauling plywood and an interior that can be hosed out to deal with mud, toilet-accidents, spilled apple juice, and spitup. Towing package included by default. A sport-tuned suspension on a regular minivan is a factory-riced van. Like a Type-R sticker or a massive rear wing on a FWD car, it makes it seem fast to the owner without any change that could be measured by a 3rd party because, seriously, what kind of parent drives a minivan full of children on a racetrack?
They need to partner with the NCAA and get the vans with custom paint and interior colors for mega tail-gate-mobiles.
Call the Weathertech people. They need to make a Whole Car Liner for the back of all people carriers. I don't get the hatred for this vehicle though. I like the subtle changes in style to the Dodge version and now this. For the Dodge in R/T form, it makes it look different enough to say that you didn't buy the base van but didn't need the shiny stuff to show it. As I stated in a previous post, the Chrysler van has too much "chrome" for my taste inside and out, so barring that chrome rub strip on the side, this looks better,IMHO. I don't think anyone is truly thinking they're buying a racing or racy minivan.If they do, they need more help then can be provided here and they aren't reading these comments. But if you need a people hauler, have to drive a people hauler, shouldn't at least look a bit fun? I'd love a wagon, but putting the kids in a wagon or sedan puts a good strain on my bad lower back. The wife likes being up high, but doesn't like SUV's. So these "man vans" are on the list for the next car. I welcome the choice.
I generally like it, but those wheels have got to go.