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Will Chrysler/Dodge Build A Hybrid Minivan?  
User currently offlineaf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2656 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

Toyota and Ford are beginning to develop hybrid minivans that will be on the U.S. market by next year. So will Chrysler/Dodge follow suit and build their own hybrid minivan for the Chrysler Town & Country and/or the Dodge Caravan. I think the hybrid minivans will be very popular in the U.S. The problem with Ford's hybrid minivan is that it only seats five and it looks more like a mini SUV (doesn't have the sliding doors like most minivans).


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User currently offlineStuckInCA From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

Is the Toyota minivan you speak of the Prius based one? If so, it think it'll share some problems with the ford (and the Mazda5 and CMax). If your objective is to haul people, they're great. If your objective is to have a car that can take your family places then they start to fall short.

Fit two adults and 3 car seats in one of those things and then tell me where you're going to fit more than about two days worth of groceries.


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3081 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

In my opinion, this would have been a far better route for Chrysler to take...

http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dl...e?AID=/20070205/FREE/70205002/1528



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

They already built an electric minivan in the 1990s. To say it was bad is an incredible understatement. We're talking like 70 mph top speed and $120,000 bad.


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User currently offlinetristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

A minivan has to go the distance, hauling adults, kids, and luggage, plus have the A/C blowing full tilt, and a Disney movie going to entertain the ankle biters. I suspect a steam powered van would make more sense, as a electric one MIGHT make it to the end of the block before running out of juice....


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