We hope you have a surgeon on speed-dial because this weeks episode of the Unnamed Automotive Podcast is entirely DEEP CUTS! Especially if you're familiar with the concept of GROWING UP! It's fun times in minivans here starting with Benjamin's review of the 2023 Toyota Sienna, with its funky design, hybrid powertrain and approachable pricing. In-between jokes about old vans and weird names, Benjamin explains that his time in the Toyota wasn't without incident, so be sure to listen to his whole experience to get the entire picture.
Then Sami gets his fun captured by the CabinWatch camera found in the 2023 Honda Odyssey, which has lost its killer suction-related app but gained a few other weird gimmicks. With 280 VTEC ponies on tap, this minivan is a screamer, or at least its passengers were certainly making some noise! Hear how practical this minivan is and why minivans aren't getting so much love these days.
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- Volkswagen's Anti-Baby "Routan Boom" Ads Are Better Left Forgotten — Despite being crushed by a cavalcade of indifference, the Volkswagen Routan did manage to bring us something that the Grand Caravan never achieved. We're referring, of course, to the "Routan Boom," perhaps the most unhinged advertising campaign of the of its time, and certainly the strangest bit of celebrity fertility shaming Brooke Shields ever committed to film.
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