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The Year Is: 1991

The Year Is: 1991  

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  1. 1. Which one would you choose?

    • Toyota Previa
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    • Pontiac Transport
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    • Plymouth Voyager
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    • Plymouth Colt Vista
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    • Oldsmobile Silhouette
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    • Mitsubishi Expo
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    • Mazda MPV
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    • GMC Safari
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    • Ford Aerostar
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    • Dodge Colt Vista
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    • Dodge Caravan
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    • Chrysler Town and Country
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    • Chevrolet Lumina APV
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    • Chevrolet Astro
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    • Volkswagen Vanagon
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    • Other (Post a pic!)
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The Year Is: 1991

The year is 1991. Your son has just turned 16 and the two of you have just finished a father son project in time for him to drive to school for the first time. Things are going well until you get a call from the principal that your son has been a tad irresponsible in the school parking lot with his new found freedom/ride.

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You decide that while he pays off the damages, a minivan would be more his speed. The only question is, which one?

1991 Toyota Previa

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1991 Pontiac Trans Sport

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1991 Plymouth Voyager

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1991 Plymouth Colt Vista

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1991 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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1991 Mitsubishi Expo

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1991 Mazda MPV

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1991 GMC Safari

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1991 Ford Aerostar

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1991 Dodge Colt Vista

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1991 Dodge Caravan

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1991 Chrysler Town and Country

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1991 Chevrolet Lumina APV

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1991 Chevrolet Astro

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1991 Volkswagen Vanagon

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Now see, there's a few ways this could play out. You could go for a one of the M-vans with AWD/locking diff and stick a lift kit on it, you could wait until the fall and get a 1992 U-van with a 3800 (3800+plastic body=Weee!) or you could get one of the Chrysler vans and stuff a 2.2 Turbo out of a Shelby Z in one.

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Surprisingly, I was enamored with the Pontiac Trans Sport in the early '90s, and many of my friend's parents had one, if not the equally badged-engineered Olds Silhouette or Chevy Lumina APV (I'm very surprised that Buick never offered one :P ). However, Trans Sport's don't make good convertibles:

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Being a dyed-in-the-wool GMC guy, I voted for the GMC Safari as that was truly a better vehicle than any of the U-body vans.

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Yeah, if the Transport was a '92 with the 3800, I'd go with that.

If I'm stuck with a '91 model, however, I'd take the Voyager, no question. We had a 1989 that was the bee's knees.

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A Nissan Axxess might also be a contender. I'd have to give a nod to the Chrysler twins.

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I grew up in the Dodge Colt Vista (an '86) and I can testify to it's surprising off-road prowess.

The Aerostar was almost a luxury liner in its ride.

I wouldn't want any of them, but I'd pick Silhouette first (gotta represent) followed closely by a 5-speed/4WD Dodge Colt Vista turbo.

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Astro/Safari

I can't imagine any circumstance in which I'd buy a minivan, but if I did find myself needing to do so in 1991, it would have been one of these.

Like CUVs and microcars, this is a segment I'll never be in.

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