I recently took a family road-trip from my home state of NJ to Charleston SC, and Savannah Georgia. I had a couple of interesting automotive encounters along the way. For this journey we did not use my 2010 Mazda3, because that would be insane with an 18 month old, two large suitcases and a wheelchair. Instead, we used our 2008 Toyota Sienna XLE w/ Braun Conversion. As I drove along Highway 95, I came to the very obvious conclusion that a minivan is pretty much the ideal road-trip vehicle. Sure RVs are nice but they are scary at 70mph and a total pain to park. However, despite the minivan's all-star qualities there is a pretty big area that could be improved upon...the engine.