So. This one time in high school, I made a pact with my bestie Jennifer that if we ever witnessed each other driving a minivan, it would be grounds for an intervention. So maybe my very best friend Jennifer shouldn’t be reading this post about my experience as a minivan driving mom. Don’t say I didn’t warn you Jenn (minivans have come a LONG way since 1998 anyway)!
I never ever thought I’d see the day when I’d drive a minivan, much less be excited about it. This excited….
The thing is that while I strive to be fashionable and stylish I will never be too cool for comfort, innovation, space, [horse]power, function-ability, intuitive technology, safety, and luxury which is exactly what Chrysler’s 2012 Town & Country minivan is all about. Seriously, it’s not one of the best-selling minivans on the market for nothing and I got to find out exactly why when I drove this bad boy around for a little over a week.
As a mom of two, I already feel like my mid-size SUV is an apartment on wheels but this tricked out minivan is more like a penthouse on wheels (I kid you not–AND it gets better gas mileage!). It’s got a sleek leather interior and DVD player (which is now a standard feature in the Town & Country for way less than you’d pay in competing minivan models)–I’m not sure how my 4 year old will readjust when we have to surrender it back to the dealership.
My absolute favorite feature is that I can (very) comfortably drive around my family plus a few extras which is something that I haven’t been able to do since baby Rocco was born. The van seats 7 which is all sorts of amazing to me since I like to travel with an entourage (aka car-pooling).If loving a mini-van is wrong, I don’t wanna be right!