New York Auto Show

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I was at the auto show on Sunday. As usual, I like checking out vans/trucks to see what’s new and get some hands on.

Mercedes had their Sprinter van which goes all the way to 270” length on a 170” WB. Now they have Available dual rear wheels. I have a say with the high roof it has the high capacity of any van I’ve seen. Absolutely huge capacity and plenty of room in the cockpit.
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Dodge had the van extend and this one had a rear bench seat in the Passenger compartment. And still had plenty of room in the rear. Also, it had a folding ramp attached which swings out with the rear door. I liked the passenger compartment but personally, the van is really ugly when you view it from the front.
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Both Dodge & Mercedes had their small two-seater minivans. Both were pretty small especially after viewing them next to to the larger vans. What I like is the Pacifica which has the fold down seats. This would make easy to go from family mode to business if you don’t have a ton of equipment. I was surprised how nicely the seats folded up. My wife had the older minivan without the foldable seats and it was PIA getting seats out then finding a place to store them. For me, I Usually have an event or two each year where I need to bring the family to a Event so being able to have rows of seating and still be able to carry equipment is a big plus.

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This year Ford had a prototype of their new van is with dual rears but it was locked. They had the new Toyota RAV4 which has plenty of room for a small. My daughter just one of the last 2018. But I really doubt it if she will let me put any equipment in it or let alone let me drive it. But if I had to go small it seems like a good Choice. Chevy didn’t have any vans this year which makes me wonder if they are finally doing a redesign.

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All and all a pretty good as usual. This year my son came along with me to my daughter as he just got his permit. Let’s see if he picks out a vehicle that we can fit some equipment.