When his kid was born, Jeff Sabatini ge gave up his Miata, his motorcycle--and his job, because his wife makes more than he did. So who's he left with? Besides the kid, I mean? His Mazda M5 space wagon, er, multiactivity vehicle, er--oh, forget it. He's in love and he can say it: it's a minivan. Well, there is the snowboard, too.
Ah, yes, the snowboard. While Detroit's usual yardstick of utility involves golf bags in the trunk, mine is tossing the plank in the back. On that score, and on any other that matters, Mazda has made it altogether too easy for me to imagine toting wife and child up to the lodge for some relaxation and recreation. A slippery slope, indeed. Either I have truly descended into middle-age miasma, or the Mazda 5 is the first cool minivan.How I Learned Not to Worry and Just Love the Minivan [nyt via dt reader jj]