My uncle's motoring choice has always had me a little puzzled. He's got a garage full of Mercedes, Range Rovers, Hummers and a Magnum PI-style Ferrari 308 GTS that he never drives. What does he drive instead? A Chrysler minivan. Chances are you know somebody like that, too. Over at the Kicking Tires blog, the Suburban Dad makes some sense of it all.

With big seats and far reaches to the dashboard, Suburban Dad figures minivans aren't, as the stereotype goes, for soccer moms. They're for other suburban dads. That might go a long way towards explaining crossover van-utes like the Chevy Uplander. Follow the link for an interesting quick read on the rapidly dissipating American trend.

[Source: Kicking Tires]