Minivan sales fall sharply

Minivan sales fall sharply

There are 5 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Jun 10, 2008, titled Minivan sales fall sharply. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

DETROIT: Asked recently how the U.S. minivan market has been faring, Nissan's Dominique Thormann had a concise answer.

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Chardon, OH

#2 Jun 11, 2008
In the 1980s, minivans weighed 3400 pounds. Current offerings by GM, and Chrysler weigh about 1000 pounds more. That 1000 pounds means increased rolling resistance and less efficiency.

Really bad timing. If Ford or GM were smart, they would reenter the minivan market with a smaller, lighter minivan. A hybrid drivetrain would be a good idea, too.

Richfield, OH

#4 Jun 11, 2008
Bring back the old school vans with the bubble windows in the back and the cool "hot chick riding the tiger with the flaming sword of justice" painted on the side. sweeeeet!

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Anaheim, CA

#5 Jun 11, 2008
1000 pounds probably in government-mandated safety equipment. it's a trade off.

North Hollywood, CA

#6 Jun 15, 2008
this is all b.s.

Chardon, OH

#7 Jul 11, 2008
Nate wrote:
1000 pounds probably in government-mandated safety equipment. it's a trade off.
"Probably" means that you dont know what you are talking about. Name one part.

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