Minivan = Suburbs?

"Amid all the trappings of suburban life, I swore I would never own a minivan."
December 4, 2003, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"We should have swallowed hard and gone with a van years ago, but I had my principles. The fact that we enjoyed all the other trappings of suburban life - the house, yard, children, pets - didn't matter. It was the van that symbolized the suburban life I swore I'd never live... Piloting a van helped me understand the suburban mind-set, which is largely about ease. The cup holders, the power windows, the CD player."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Thursday, December 4, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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