If, by chance, you do a little car shopping this weekend, don't be surprised if the salesman steers you toward a particular type vehicle.
A few decades ago, they were known jokingly as the "mom mobile" but now the minivan's making a comeback.
Ford and GM stopped making minivans but Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan and Honda still do because, often, minivans are cheaper to operate.
"The most popular minivan models are growing about 24% overall" said Paul Taylor, Economist for a Nat'l Auto Dealers Association
Analysts say they're not only more fuel efficient but offer a lower sticker price, lowest insurance rates and are more practical.