Nissan family Van

Nissan family Van

Nissan has been full of little surprises in the utility-vehicle realm lately—the Rogue, the Cube, the Juke—and here’s another, although the word “little” doesn’t apply in the case of the NV cargo van. Not when the subject vehicle stands 105 inches tall, with a cargo hold capable of swallowing a couple of basketball teams—or maybe three or four juvenile giraffes—standing at full height. The surprises here are multiple: first, that Nissan chose to play in this game at all. The full-size-van …

Martin Van Buren family Tree

Martin Van Buren family Tree

Wife of President Martin Van Buren Who was Hannah Van Buren? Hannah (Hoes) Van Buren was born 08 March 1783 in Kinderhook, New York, to Johannes Dircksen Hoes and his wife Maria Quackenbush. In 1807 she married her father s first cousin Martin Van Buren. Martin would go on to become the 8th President of the United States. Although she was the wife of President Martin Van Buren, Hannah was never an actual First Lady since she died 18 years prior to her husband becoming President …

Kia family Van

Kia family Van

Earlier this month I was invited by Kia Motors to attend their media introduction of the 2015 Kia Sedona and 2015 Kia Soul EV. If you have been following Simply Real Moms then you know what a huge fan I have become of Kia and I was excited to get behind the wheel of both vehicles, especially the Kia Sedona. Ever since I can remember I have had a negative taste in my mouth for minivans. I can’t really pinpoint why but they remind me of a car for older, stay-at-home moms. Moms who …

Ford Transit family Van

Ford Transit family Van

A few years ago, in a conversation over Thai food with my wife, I glanced into the street at a dented Dodge Caravan with a stick figure family decal on the back window, and said that if I ever wanted to buy a minivan, she had permission to kill me. Now, after favorably driving the Ford Transit Connect Wagon in Detroit, I m afraid this may be the last article I ever write. I m going to let you in on a secret: Detroit gets a tad cold and snowy in the winter, and based on the city …