To most Canadians, driving a minivan has never been a cool thing to do. Rather, it is more like, “mom drives a minivan because it is easy to transport kids around town”. The “soccer mom” image makes minivans a turn-off for the ladies.
Personally, I do not have a problem with minivans, provided that it a second car. They are not too much fun to drive, but its practicality outweighs any handling deficiencies. My neighbour describes this perfectly: A minivan is like a guy’s Swiss army knife. There are so many things you can do with a minivan that my regular sedan cannot – bringing my mountain bike to Centre Island for a ride, transporting large items like furniture and big screen TVs, and more.