Minivan is the new black.

Since I’ve been a mom, I’ve had a secret fascination with minivans. We have an SUV, but I find myself gazing longingly at the parents in the school drop-off lane who slide the doors of their minivans open with the push of a button. The kids in the minivan families hop out with ease. Meanwhile, my poor little guy is scrambling to the front seat and pushing a heavy SUV door open. The climb out of our SUV is not too graceful either. He kind of just stumbles his way to the sidewalk. I often picture myself cruising into the school, opening the door with the push of a button, and letting my son and several of his friends hop inside. So when I had an opportunity to test drive the Dodge Caravan, I was totally thrilled. I shared my test drive on Instagram and found out I’m not the only secret minivan lover! Dodge Test Drive-2   I visited my local dealership where the sales manager was very friendly. They brought around a Dodge Caravan for me, showed me a few of the features, and let me do my thing. Of course, my thing consisted of me taking a lot of pictures, and pulling over so I could take a selfie and post it on Instagram.   Dodge Test Drive-3   I spent some time checking out the interior.  Yes, this is definitely a lot cleaner than my current mom car. Dodge Test Drive-4   Look at all this room! We could have a party in here and still have space for the groceries. Those seats are just begging to be filled with car seats!   Dodge Test Drive-5   And the best part is, they let me open and close the sliding doors as many times as I wanted. Dream fulfilled!   Dodge Test Drive     A  little more about the Dodge Caravan: Dodge invented the minivan segment 30 years ago. It features class-exclusive Super Stow ‘n Go seating, dual Blu-ray DVD players, and a Best-in-Class storage system. It’s America’s Best Selling and Most Awarded Minivan ever.   For this test drive, I chose the Dodge Caravan because I wanted to experience a minivan. If you could choose to test drive a Dodge Durango, a Dodge Caravan, or a Dodge Dart, which would you choose? Let me know in the comments and you will be entered to win a $100 Shell gift card!    

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  1. I’d test drive the Durango. But just this past Saturday we traded in our Honda Odyssey for a Dodge Journey! I am in LOVE! The van was great when I was hauling my kids around but now that they are 19 and driving themselves I am very happy to downsize!

  2. Kathie Newell says:

    I would test-drive a Dodge Caravan. I am a minivan owner — a minivan lover — and a soon-to-be-NEW minivan owner. And we don’t even have any family left at home!!! I have just grown accustomed to all the room a minivan offers and all the comfort — and I am NOT willing to give it up! (My Ford Windstar is “dead” in my driveway right now. And we’re waiting until about February to buy, when we can pay cash for the new minivan.)

  3. LOL I was just the opposite, I couldn’t wait to get rid of my Mom mobile. It was a boring beige minivan. Now it did come in handy when the kids were little and we were an active duty military family moving every 1-3 years. And for 10 years of soccer practice and games. But once the oldest started to drive, I couldn’t wait to get rid of the thing LOL It was a 1995 Windstar, so no sliding doors or DVD players or any of the fancy bells and whistles. Hubby built a tv stand and we used a small TV/VHS player to keep the kids happy on cross country trips.

    I now drive a Nissan Titan and LOVE IT !!

  4. Stephanie Gossett says:

    I would love to drive the new Caravan! I have an older model and it is time for an upgrade! I love your review! This would be a very big blessing to us!

    ninigossett at gmail dot com

  5. The dodge caravan! I have 4 little monsters and am a huge fan of the mini van!

  6. I would have to pick the Durango. It’s closest to what we have and I like the size. We don’t need a van as there is only 3 of us and one is my grown daughter who will move out soon.

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  8. I Would like to test drive the Durango, it looks like a good car for my family.

  9. I would test drive the Durango because I am in the market for an SUV!

  10. I’d like to try the Dodge Durango.

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  12. Jessica To says:

    I would like to drive the Durango.

  13. Definitely a Caravan.

  14. Bianca Lloyd says:

    Dodge Durango! My cousin has one and it has lasted foreverrrrr quality is key. And road trips are comfortable!

  15. Bianca Lloyd says:
  16. I guess I’d go with the Caravan just to prove to myself that I’m NOT a soccer mom yet. But who knows?!

  17. The would test drive the Dodge caravan.

  18. I think the Durango would be the best for me.

  19. Tracey Barksdale says:

    I would want to test drive the dodge Caravan because I drive a honda Odyssey now and would like to compare the two. I love that I can open the doors so easily! Best minivan feature ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. I would try the Dodge Durango

  21. Sandi Allen says:

    The Dodge Durango

  22. I have a 2010 Honda CRV. Love it.

  23. Dodge Caravan- It’s beena while and they had my eye before i bought my expedition

  24. The Dodge Durango for sure!

  25. I would love to try the Durango, I am ready for room and power.

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  27. Wild Orchid says:

    I would choose a Durango.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  28. Tabatha F. says:

    The Dodge Dart because we need a smaller car that’s good on gas for my husband to get around in!

  29. I like the look of the Dodge Magnum, but I’d also test the Caravan.

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  30. I would have picked Dart if asked to test drive.
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  32. I would most like to test drive the Dodge Dart because it is a compact car perfect for my family that gets up to 41mpg on the highway! It is also very stylish looking.

  33. I’d choose the Caravan too! I love everything about caravans.

  34. donnamarchlewski says:

    The Caravan!

  35. Heather Zeh says:

    I’m a minivan mom so i’d probably test drive the Caravan but a Durango looks pretty spacious as well.

  36. Probably the Durango…I like being up high while driving.

  37. My daughter does the driving. I think she’d like the Durango.

  38. I’d like to test the Dodge Journey – great size for us.

  39. I would choose the a Dodge Caravan! Love how smooth and spacious it is. My family will love it.
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  40. I probably would have picked the Dart to test drive.

  41. I would choose a dodge minivan. I have twins and need space for 2 car seats,

  42. I’d like the Dodge Dart.

  43. Allison Downes says:

    I would have chose the Dodge Durango. Thank you for the nice giveaway!


  44. Allison Downes says:

    I tweeted:


  45. Susan Smith says:

    I’d like to take the Dodge Dart our for a spin. It’s the perfect size for m.

  46. Susan Smith says:
  47. Wanda McHenry says:

    I would choose the Dodge Dart

  48. Wanda McHenry says:
  49. Season Keiffer says:

    Dodge caravan

  50. Iโ€™d test drive the Durango

  51. Mindy Merenghi says:

    I would test drive the Dart!

  52. I’d choose the Dodge Dart because I love the gas mileage!

  53. I don’t need a big car, but I want one, so I would choose the Durango.

  54. I like the caravan

  55. I would like to test drive the Durango.

  56. Marcia Goss says:

    I would definitely choose the Dodge Caravan. A perfect vehicle for my family!

  57. Marcia Goss says:
  58. Definitely the Caravan. I’m desperate for a minivan and I only have 2 kids!

  59. I like the Durango. It looks like it has a lot of room for cargo.

  60. I think I would like to try the Durango.

  61. Karen Gonyea says:

    I would LOVE to test drive the Durango ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. I’d love to try out the Durango!

  63. I think I would choose the Durango.

  64. Helen Stockwell says:

    The Dodge Durango to see how it drives with so much more space than my current car

  65. Shannon Baas says:

    I’d like to try the dodge caravan.

  66. Cindy Merrill says:

    I would like to Test drive the Dodge Dart first.

  67. Erica Best says:

    i would love to try the dart

  68. Erica Best says:
  69. I’d like to test drive the Dodge Dart!

  70. Stephanie V. says:

    caravan – would love to see how it compared to the odyssey!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  71. Lauren Olivia Wood says:

    I would choose the Dodge Dart!

  72. I would love to test drive the Dodge Durango!

  73. I would like the Durango

  74. Diane baum says:

    The dodge durango, I drove it for over 10 years

  75. Heather Dawn says:

    I would like to drive the Dodge Durango!

  76. Heather Dawn says:
  77. Lisa Garner says:

    The Caravan is a beautiful minivan. I most want to test drive the Dodge Charger.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  78. Lisa Garner says:
  79. I’d love to test drive the 2014 Dodge Charger. ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. I would pick the Dodge Durango

  81. Definitely the caravan! I would love to see if it works for our growing fam.

  82. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d like to try the Dodge Durango.
    Thanks so much.

  83. Margaret Smith says:
  84. Sue Barney says:

    I would choose the caravan ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. Rebecca Graham says:

    The Durango would be my first choice.

  86. I would test drive the Dodge Dart.

  87. Tracy L Davis says:

    It would be the Dodge Durango

  88. Nicole Larsen says:

    I’d love to test drive the Dodge Durango!

  89. I would choose the caravan, they really are great vehicles

  90. joseph gersch says:

    i would test drive a Dodge Durango,

  91. I want to test the Durango out!!

  92. i’d choose the durango!

  93. Paige Chandler says:

    The Dodge Durango for sure!

  94. Tracie Trump says:

    Love to test the Dodge Durango!

  95. We were handed down a Dodge Durango and when it died we bought a GMC Acadia since I fell in love with the 3rd row of seats. I would love a 4 door car for small trips so I would choose the Dodge Dart to test drive since my Honda Accord is only a 2 door.

  96. Tracie Trump says:

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  97. Sandy Headtke says:

    Dodge Dart, it is just me so I dont need the bigger vehicle

  98. I wouldn’t mind a dodge caravan to take on a spin!

  99. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i would choose dodge durango

  100. Janice Cooper says:

    I would like to test the Dodge Durango ๐Ÿ™‚

  101. Janice Cooper says:
  102. cathy truman says:

    The Dodge Durango.

  103. Terri Egelund says:

    I love the sporty look of the Dodge Dart!

  104. I would pick the durango

  105. I’d like to test drive the Durango – looks roomy!

  106. i like SUV’s so I would test drive the Dodge Durango

  107. I would choose a Dodge Dart to test drive

  108. I think the Dart looks about my speed and style!

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  109. I’d choose the Durango!

  110. I would choose the Dodge Durango! Not really a minivan person. ๐Ÿ™

  111. Susan Ladd says:

    I would like to test drive the Dodge Dart. Thanks for this awesome sweep and have a Happy New Year ๐Ÿ™‚

  112. Of those three, I would try the Dart.

  113. The new Dodge Durango would be nice.

  114. I think I’d go for the Dart! It’s cute and I’d love to check it out ๐Ÿ™‚

  115. Mendy Dinsmore says:

    As I get older, I think the Caravan would be a good choice. You can load your groceries easily. You would have extra seating if needed.

  116. Mendy Dinsmore says:
  117. They’re all nice and would be fun to drive, but I’d choose the Dart for a test drive, I think.
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  118. Christina Sparks says:

    I would test drive the Dodge Durango.

  119. melissa Resnick says:

    the Dodge Durango.

  120. Dart

  121. I would choose the Durango because it is like nothing I have ever ridden in or owned (all Prii here LOL) so it would be a true experience for me.

  122. maria cantu says:

    I would pick the dart.

  123. Francine Anchondo says:

    Dodge Caravan I would love to try

  124. Stephanie Larison says:

    Definitely the dodge durango, I love the new ones esp. since they look so spacious. Would be perfect for our growing family!

  125. I would love to take a Dodge Charger for a spin. But of the three choices, I’d choose the Durango.

  126. I would like to try out the Dodge Caravan. Thank you!!

  127. I would choose the Dodge Dart.

  128. You made a very persuasive case about driving a mini-van, I must say. So I’m going to go with the Dodge Caravan, even though I normally would pick something like the Dodge Charger. Good job!

  129. tina reynolds says:

    I would love to try the dodge durango out

  130. tina reynolds says:
  131. I would test drive the Durango.

  132. Kathleen S. says:

    I would love to test drive the Dodge Durango.

  133. The Dart would be fun.

  134. Lorayne Gothard says:

    I would choose the Durango. We have a big family, so we need all the room we an get!!

  135. Lorayne Gothard says:
  136. I’d pick the Dodge Dart!

  137. Alexandra Roach says:

    I would love to take the dart out for a spin!

  138. Carolyn Daley says:

    Out of the choices above I would take the Dodge Durango for a test spin first.

  139. The Dodge Caravan.

  140. Dodge Caravan would be nice to try!

  141. I would drive a Dodge Dart Thank you

  142. kathy pease says:

    id choose to test drive a Dodge Durango..that looks awesome!

  143. kathy pease says:
  144. I would love to test drive the DODGE Durango

  145. I would like to test drive another Dodge Caravan. I have fond memories of my first one.

  146. I’d like to test drive a Dart

  147. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    the dodge dart!

  148. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  149. Buddy Garrett says:

    I would choose to test drive a Dodge Dart.

  150. I would try the Durango

  151. I really want to test drive a Dodge Durango

  152. the dodge dart!

  153. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would pick the dart.

  154. Thomas Murphy says:
  155. I just configured the 2013 Dodge Dart SE FWD in Blue Streak Pearl . I’d like to test drive it. Great sounding deal.
    Thanks for the contest.

  156. Beverly Metcalf says:

    I would like to take the Dodge Dart out for a spin. It looks like the kind of car I would feel comfortable driving. Thanks for having this contest.

  157. Tabathia B says:

    I would pick the dodge caravan

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  158. Tabathia B says:

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  159. I’d like the dodge ram.

  160. I would try the dart.

  161. Would love to drive the Caravan

  162. durango!

  163. first of all it as so nice to meet you at alt! your site is amazing and adorable and getting a mini van was the best thing i ever did! its ahmazing!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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