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Does "Swagger Wagon" Video Make You Want to Go Minivan?

Some say a woman embraces motherhood when she finally buys a minivan. There are parents who buy the small vans because they offer space and comfort for the kids and ample room to stash stuff. There are also moms and dads that believe the cars are the epitome of "uncool" so they pile their families into sedans and SUVs. Toyota launched a campaign to change (or at least poke fun at) the stigma associated with driving a minivan with their latest Sienna campaign. In addition to the commercials and promotions, here's their hipster music video. Does it inspire you to buy one? What's your gut reaction to minivans?

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melanie-RN melanie-RN 5 years
I wanted one anyways, since I've heard that even with one kid its much easier to get all their gear in and out, as well as them. I tell ya though, that video does make them that much more appealing!
mstrauss mstrauss 5 years
I think people are too worried about being in an ugly car and hate the stigma of the minivan. In the end, with 2 or more kids, it just makes more sense to get a minivan. You want to carpool? Get a minivan. You want more space for your kids. Get a minvan. You want those wonderful sliding doors. Get a minivan. You want a lower car so you can get in easily to help strap in your kids. Get a minivan. My answer is the Mazda5, which has alot of the minivan qualities without the massive size and crazy price.
chicagojlo chicagojlo 5 years
I love the commercials but there's no way I'd drive a traditional minivan. I've already drawn the line at my 2 kids, so I'm not about to need the extra space, but if I really had to give up my SUV for a van I'd probably go for one like the Dodge Journey which looks a little more SUV and less minivan. My Ford Escape is more fuel-efficient than any non-hybrid minivan too.
shannonkay shannonkay 5 years
My mom would never have driven a van, and I was the oldest of 3, so I spent lots of time between two car seats in the back of the car. That being said, kids have to be in a car seat until they're like eight, AND kids can't sit in the front till they're twelve. So we would have all had to be in car seats at the same time and would not have fit in a regular car. I can definitely see why more people need the minivans and SUVs than ever. I don't have kids yet, but I'd definitely prefer not to go minivan if I can help it. I don't like big cars, so much harder to park and hard to see around, etc. I have seen some wagons that I like, I think it might've been the BMW one.
skigurl skigurl 5 years
i have always said i'd stick with an SUV before ever getting a minivan BUT that said, friends with kids have told me that vans are hands down the easiest thing and make life soooo much easier, so i will never say never when it comes to this i will say never to a station wagon though, no thanks! i hate those and they're not even as big, so have no redeeming qualities.
jenni5 jenni5 5 years
Ha, I always used to be like NO WAY. But after trying to fit 2 kids in carseats and an extra passenger into my MKX the Volkswagon Routan and the Toyota Sienna were looking pretty good (at the car show anyway). Way more convenient than an SUV. Although, I will always think they are not cool looking at all!!!
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 5 years
My gut reaction to minivans is "No." I am one person with one child, I don't need a minivan. On the other hand, if I had more children and things than my little sedan could handle, I'd take a minivan (or even a station wagon) over an SUV.
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