Before we start, I want to apologize for not having posted in a while. Now that that’s out of the way, our question: What is the coolest minivan of all time?
You all know where this is going, don’t you? *drumroll SFX*
The Chevrolet Lumina APV!
Put down the pitchforks, I’m just kidding. The real answer is..... *Drumroll SFX once again*
The Toyota Previa!
Sold in North America from 1991 to 1997, the Previa was the predecessor to the Sienna that Toyota sells to this very day. Except, of course the Previa was infinitely more Oppo and weird. Developed during Japan’s bubble economy of the late 80s, the Previa, like many cars of the era, was destined to be great. It may look like your garden variety ugly 90's minivan, but under it’s minivan bodywork lies a deep dark secret.
It’s a Mid-Engined Rear wheel drive minivan!
In all seriousness, a mid engined design was chosen by Toyota in an effort to maximize interior space, and it was a successful choice. Not only was the Previa more roomy and more mid engined than it’s competition, in 1994 the Previa got an optional Roots type Supercharger to give it more power to compete against minivans with v6 engines over the Previa’s 4 cylinder motor. 4wd and a manual transmission were also on the option list. I’m honestly shocked that these vans aren’t used more often in something like autocross as they would be hilarious, as well as interesting. Anyway, enough of my opinion, let’s hear what you think.