Rocking in the Minivan – Gas Card Giveaway

I am one of four girls and wouldn’t change it for anything in the world! It’s a blast! Each of us has three kids so a large car is a must. We purchased my SUV brand new 8 years ago and it’s driven completely maintenance-free — until last week when Stud was on a business trip. Thankfully, my sweeties go to school within walking distance, so getting them dropped off and picked up was no big deal, but dropping a couple thousand was a big deal.

Test Driving a Caravan @ItsOverflowing

My older sister recently switched from her SUV to a minivan and having ridden in hers I am leaning towards buying a minivan, too! The Dodge Caravan comes highly recommended so my sweeties, Stud, and I made a visit to Bobby Bolding at Huffines Dodge in Plano for a test drive. The peekaboo mirror above the rear view mirror had me smitten on the spot. Who wouldn’t love peeking at these cuties? I wonder if they’d stay chilled on a long road trip if they had seats like these that recline. Seriously — it comes with reclining seats in the back row!  And it features class-exclusive Super Stow ‘n Go®, dual Blu-rayTM DVD players,

Dodge Caravan 2 @ItsOverflowing

Did you see how stretched out their legs were? And if that’s not enough room, the seats (all of them – even the back row) fold down easily. I love all the storage under the feet area even when the seats aren’t folded down.  Definitely the Best-in-Class storage system.

Test Driving a MiniVan @ItsOverflowing

This Caravan has so much cargo room. I could easily pick up several pieces of furniture from an estate sale, and Stud could throw a bunch of wood and tools in here!

Best Minivan @ItsOverflowing

My sweet baby knows me so well — he sits down and says, ‘Look, Mommy, I could charge your phone and your computer here!’  Welcome to 2014, doesn’t this totally make sense! Dodge invented the minivan segment 30 years ago. And Grand Caravan still reigns supreme, thanks to more than 75 minivan firsts.

Dodge Caravan @ItsOverflowing

Stud loved learning all about the performance panel. These guys were cracking me up how much fun they were having talking cars. And then every so often one of them would say, come over here and take a picture of this…and that. So if you want more pics, just let me know!

Dodge Caravan 4 @ItsOverflowing

Here’s my favorite part of the control panel. Last week I went to my hairdresser for the second time since moving here. It’s six miles away. I was talking on the phone and didn’t hear google maps direct me to turn.  When I got off the phone I had no idea where I was. Then my phone died.  An hour and a half later I made my way back to my little ten-mile comfort zone. Stopped in at the hairdresser and rescheduled my appointment. True story. Dodge Caravan 3 @ItsOverflowing

I’m pretty sure built-in GPS is a necessity and not a luxury item for this girl with no sense of direction.

Dodge Caravan 6 @ItsOverflowing

It totally suits me, right! And lots of room for toting my sweeties, nieces, nephews, camping gear, furniture finds, home improvement supplies…No wonder it’s America’s Best Selling and Most Awarded Minivan ever.

Dodge Caravan 7 @ItsOverflowing

And it comes with a built in dance floor, too!!!

So readers, for a chance to win a $100 Shell gas card, tell me in the comments below:

Which Dodge vehicle would you most like to take for a spin?

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  1. Stephanie says:
  2. Stephanie says:

    the durango!

  3. Hannah M. says:

    I would love to take the Dodge Dart out (or any Dodge really). I’m driving a VERY old Honda Civic with 250,000 miles on it!

  4. I’d love to try out the Dodge Durango.

  5. Whitney says:
  6. Whitney says:
  7. Whitney says:

    I would try the charger.

  8. Alexa B. says:

    i’d take the dodge grand caravan.

  9. Vicki D. says:

    I’d like to take the Dodge Charger for a test ride.

  10. Sarah L says:
  11. Tabathia B says:

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  12. Tabathia B says:

    With four kids, it would actually be the dodge grand caravan

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  13. Sarah L says:

    I just configured the 2013 Dodge Dart SE FWD in Blue Streak Pearl . I’d like to test drive it. Great sounding deal.
    Thanks for the contest.

  14. Kayce Crews says:
  15. Donna Kellogg says:

    I would like to take the Dodge Dart for a ride

  16. Kayce Crews says:

    I’d like to drive the Dodge Caravan.

  17. Jessica says:
  18. Jessica says:

    I would like to take the Dodge Ram for a spin.

  19. Victoria R. says:
  20. Victoria R. says:

    I’d love to take the new Dodge Durango out for a spin!

  21. Sand says:

    I think the Dart would be most fun to drive.

  22. Thomas Murphy says:
  23. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would like to take the dart for a spin.

  24. Kenny F says:

    the dodge dart!

  25. Buddy Garrett says:

    I would like to take a Charger for a spin.

  26. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  27. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    the dodge dart!

  28. Barbara Long says:

    I would like to take a Dodge Charger for a spin.


  29. Breanne says:

    I’d pick a Dart

  30. s riches says:

    I would like to have another Dodge Caravan!

  31. Joy Q says:
  32. Joy Q says:

    I like the DODGE JOURNEY.

  33. kathy pease says:
  34. kathy pease says:

    id love to drive the dodge durrango

  35. Tara says:

    Dodge Caravan!

  36. Jo Ann F says:
  37. Jo Ann F says:

    I would choose the Dodge caravan. My husband would choose the Charger, he had one years ago & it is a great truck in a blizzard!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  38. Karen Drake says:

    I would like to take the Dodge Caravan for a ride.

  39. Gianna says:

    The Dodge Caravan.

  40. Carolyn Daley says:

    I would love to take a spin in the Dodge Challenger.

  41. Alexandra Roach says:

    The caravan looks great!

  42. Erica C. says:

    I’d love to take the Charger for a ride!

  43. Lorayne Gothard says:
  44. Lorayne Gothard says:

    I will have to take the Dodge Durango for a spin!! We have a Honda Pilot, but like you, we are thinking about switching to the mini van so we can have more room. I will check this out!!

  45. Kathleen S. says:

    I would love to take the Dodge Durango for a spin.

  46. Shauntea Crutcher says:

    The Caravan.

  47. I’d love to test drive the Dodge Charger!

  48. Mishia says:

    I’d love to try out the Durango!

  49. Heather E says:
  50. Ellie W says:
  51. Ellie W says:

    I’d like to take a spin in a Dodge Charger.

  52. Heather E says:

    I would take the Dodge Charger for a spin!

  53. Vikki Billings says:

    I would most like to take a spin in the Dodge Charger for sure!!

  54. tina reynolds says:
  55. tina reynolds says:

    The dodge durango would be awesome to drive around

  56. Greg L says:

    Dodge Charger would be my choice. Love muscle cars, especially American muscle!

  57. Karrie Millheim says:

    I love the Dodge Caravan

  58. CharityS says:
  59. CharityS says:

    Dodge Charger Hemi

  60. Heather B says:

    We have a 2002 Durango so I would love to try out the 2014 Durango

  61. Stephanie Larison says:

    I’ve always wanted a Durango, esp the newer ones, they look so spacious!

  62. Jacklyn lauren says:

    take for a spin and test drive the dodge durango 2014 fully loaded edition

  63. Kim Parrott says:
  64. Kim Parrott says:

    I would love to test drive a Dodge Charger

  65. Will check out the Dodge Caravan-thanks!!!

  66. maria cantu says:

    a dodge challenger

  67. tracey johnson says:

    i love this van. it going on my to look at list. we are buying a new car in march. thanks

  68. I have only owned Toyota Prii since 2007 and before that always went for the cars that got the best reliability and gas mileage. I never ever test drove anything but those sorts of cars. SO, I would live it up and get the biggest most gas guzzling car they had and test the Durango R/T that only gets 14 MPG! OMG! LOL

  69. ky2here says:

    Time for a ride in an Avenger.

  70. melissa Resnick says:

    the charger, ilove them

  71. Lily says:

    I’d take the Durango for a spin!

  72. Desmond says:

    Charger, baby

  73. Katharina says:

    I think I’d have to go with the Grand Caravan for a test drive… it has all the features we look for, and it would be great for our upcoming road trip to Florida. 🙂
    Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

  74. Alison McFadden says:

    I have been looking at a Dodge Charger and would love to try one out.

  75. Anastasia says:
  76. Anastasia says:

    The Dodge Challenger is my kind of car. It reminds me of a car my aunt had, so it’s nostalgic for me 🙂

  77. Denise m says:

    I would love to try the Dodge Charger

  78. Kerry says:
  79. Christina Sparks says:

    I would want to drive a Dodge Charger.

  80. John Stetson says:

    I think that the Caravan would fit all the stuff we lug with us when we travel.

  81. Kerry says:

    I’d choose the Durango!

  82. A Dodge Charger has always been on my list of vehicles to rev up!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  83. Debbie B says:
  84. Debbie B says:

    i like SUV’s so I would love to test drive a Dodge Durango

  85. Linda G. says:

    I would like to try the Dodge Charger

  86. Wendy R. says:

    I actually always wanted a Durango! But the Challenger looks fun to drive.

  87. I’d like to test drive the Durango – looks spacious!

  88. I would like to drive the charger

  89. Susan Ladd says:

    I would like the Dodge Dart. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and have a Happy New Year 🙂

  90. Pamela Callahan says:

    I would love to drive the Dodge Charger

  91. Brittney House says:

    I’d love the Dodge Charger.

  92. Janice Cooper says:
  93. Janice Cooper says:

    I would like to test the Dodge Durango

  94. Paige Chandler says:

    The Dodge Durango for sure.

  95. Daniel M says:

    i’d like to test drive the durango

  96. LaCinda Brooks says:

    I’d love to test the Dodge Charger

  97. Jennifer B says:

    I would love to take the Dodge charger for a spin, it would be so fun to drive.

  98. Amanda E. says:

    I’d like to take the Dodge Durango out for a spin

  99. Nicole Larsen says:
  100. Nicole Larsen says:

    I’d love to drive the Dodge Durango!

  101. Renae says:

    A new Dodge Charger.

  102. Robin says:

    I would love to check out the Dodge Journey.

  103. Karen Gonyea says:

    I know it’s not practical for my family – but I would LOVE to take the Dodge Charger out for a test drive 🙂

  104. Wendy Owen says:

    This is one awesome roomy van! It would be great for me to haul my grand sons around in. I get to keep my six grand son’s quite often and wow this would be so great and roomy. I have quite the challenge in my little kia with that.

  105. jose benavides says:

    I need me a van because I have a huge family and am in the market for buying one sometime next year

  106. Tram Le says:

    I would like to take the Dodge Journey on a spin.

  107. Rebecca Graham says:
  108. Rebecca Graham says:

    The Durango. I like all the room.

  109. Laura @ Frugal Follies says:
  110. Rosanne says:
  111. Rosanne says:

    I like the Dodge Durango

  112. Patricia Edwards says:

    I would love to have one!

  113. laurie says:
  114. laurie says:

    I would love to take the mini van for a test drive and drive it home, I would love to have one

  115. Melissa says:
  116. Melissa says:

    The Caravan for sure would be fantastic for our next Disney trip!

  117. Lisa Garner says:
  118. Lisa Garner says:

    I would love to take the Dodge Charger for a spin.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  119. brittany k says:

    I would definitely like to take a spin in the Dodge Durango

  120. Lisa V. says:

    I would like to try the Dodge Ram 1500.

  121. Natalie says:

    I would love to take the Durango for a spin.

  122. Lauren-Olivia Wood says:

    I would take the Dodge Dart for a spin!

  123. Erica Best says:
  124. Erica Best says:

    i would love to try the dart

  125. Helen Stockwell says:

    I would like to try the Dodge Journey

  126. Cindy Merrill says:

    Well, my hubby has his heart set on having a dog soon, probably a NewFoundland puppy or Mountain sheep dog, so we’ll need a BIG vehicle, looks like the Dodge Caravan would suit our needs.

  127. Gabe A. says:

    The Durango is the one for me.

  128. Jerold A. Sauer says:

    Great looking vehicle bet it’s a nice ride

  129. janna johnson says:

    The journey for me!

  130. Elizabeth Fenter says:

    I would love to take the Dodge Caravan for a test drive. I’ve driven them for rentals before and loved them!

  131. rickel bart says:

    take the Journey for a long journey in the country!

  132. Angel Ruiz says:

    Dodge Durango for sure!

  133. ELIZABETH C. says:

    Definitely the Durango.

  134. Maureen says:

    I would like to test drive the Journey.

  135. Douglas Houston says:
  136. Douglas Houston says:

    I think the Durango looks nice

  137. Cynthia C says:
  138. Cynthia C says:

    I have never owned an SUV, so I’d like to try the Durango.

  139. Anthony says:

    The new Dodge Ram

  140. Jennifer Dunaway says:

    I love how much room is in the Caravan.

  141. Marcia Goss says:

    We could really use a roomy minivan like the Caravan, so that’s the one I’d like to test drive.

  142. Marcia Goss says:
  143. joni says:
  144. joni says:

    Dodge Durango

  145. Wehaf says:

    This Caravan looks sweet, but I would love to test drive a Dodge Charger!

  146. danielle Marie says:

    the dodge charger looks like an awesome vehicle.

  147. Mya Murphy says:
  148. Mya Murphy says:

    I am epileptic and unable to drive.

  149. The Dodge Avenger!

  150. amy deeter says:

    i would test drive the dodge charger

  151. Madeline says:
  152. Madeline says:

    I’d like to try the Dodge Charger! I love its style.

  153. Crystal F says:

    I would love to take a Dodge Charger for a spin. Thank you!!

  154. Mindy Merenghi says:

    I would test drive the Dart!

  155. Tina M says:
  156. Tina M says:

    I’d test drive the Durango

  157. Melissa L. says:

    I would like to try the Dodge Durango. Thanks for the giveaway!

  158. Wanda McHenry says:
  159. Wanda McHenry says:

    The Dodge Avenger

  160. Susan Smith says:
  161. Susan Smith says:

    I’d like to take the Dodge Dart out for a spin. It’s the perfect size for me.

  162. Ashley H says:

    I’d like the Durango.

  163. Kenia says:
  164. Kenia says:

    I would take a spin in a Dodge minivan.

  165. Sarah S says:

    I would like to try out the Durango. It sounds like a great vehicle.

  166. Kathleen says:

    A Durango

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  167. Susan C. says:

    I’d love to give the Durango a try!

  168. Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com says:

    I think I’d test drive an SUV although you make a mini sound nice too. 🙂

  169. Sara says:


  170. Seems like you guys had fun! I would love to test out the Dodge Grand Caravan SXT! I love how spacious it is. Perfect for my growing family. 😉

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  171. rachel says:

    I think you’ve sold me on the Caravan!

  172. Elisheba says:

    A Durango. We own one and love it!

  173. Kyl Neusch says:

    a durango

  174. Heather Zeh says:
  175. Heather Zeh says:

    This makes me realize just how much i need an upgrade! I’m a minivan mom so i’d probably go with the Caravan but the Durango looks pretty nice too!

  176. Ann Fantom says:

    I want to take the Dodge Challenger for a spin.

  177. D Schmidt says:
  178. D Schmidt says:

    I would most like to test drive the Dodge Dart because it is a compact car perfect for my family that gets up to 41mpg on the highway! It is also very stylish looking.

  179. Jessie C. says:


  180. Jessie C. says:

    I would like to take Dodge Durango for a spin.

  181. Erika says:

    I like the look of the Dodge Magnum, but I’d also test the Caravan.

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

  182. Wild Orchid says:

    I would choose a Durango!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  183. Wild Orchid says:


  184. Rea Liz says:
  185. Rea Liz says:

    I love the Dodge Durango!

  186. Danielle T says:

    i would take the dodge charger!

  187. Suzanne K says:

    definitely the Dodge Charger! Vroom, vroom!

  188. Elena says:
  189. Elena says:

    I would drive the Dodge Durango

  190. Jessica To says:

    I would like to drive the Durango.

  191. Mami2jcn says:


  192. Mami2jcn says:

    I’d like to try the Dodge Durango.

  193. Katherine says:
  194. Katherine says:

    OH A dodge charger would be fun

  195. Starr Greenwell says:

    I would like to drive the Challenger

  196. Starr Greenwell says:
  197. tenaya says:

    We bought a Dodge Durango last year and its a great truck but sorely lacking in space. With 5 kids, space is so important. I wanted a Dodge Grand Caravan but of course my husband didn’t want a minivan. Now he wishes he would have agreed with me because sometimes we still need to take both of our vehicles. So I pick the Caravan.

  198. Terri Egelund says:

    My daughter and her growing family could sure use this Caravan. Really impressed.

  199. Holly B says:

    I’d love to try out a Challenger!

  200. Emilou says:

    I have a Dodge Ram one ton truck and love it. As for a new street car, possibly the Dodge Caravan as you have presented it well. Blessings and smiles. Emilou 🙂

  201. nickie says:

    I would love a Dodge caravan, it looks like it has tons of room.

  202. I am so not a big car person, but that Caravan looks awesome.

  203. I do test drives every time I go out in my Grand Caravan Wheelchair Conversion van!! One thing you didn’t mention available on grand caravans 🙂 I don’t leave home without it.

  204. I would like to try the Dodge Dart.

  205. Margaret Smith says:
  206. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d love the Dodge Caravan. Looks perfect for my family.

  207. Kelly D says:
  208. Kelly D says:

    I Would like to test drive the Durango, it looks like a good car for my family.

  209. Adrienne Gordon says:

    the challenger

  210. Ashton says:

    That Caravan looks pretty sweet!!

  211. The Durango!

  212. Jane says:

    The Caravan looks sweet and roomy enough for our family.

  213. Brooke says:

    My husband is wanting a truck…so we would need to check out the Ram!

  214. Donnamae says:

    I used to drive a mini-van when my boys were younger….great vehicle! Now, I’m looking at the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee…I need to test drive one! 😉

  215. Sandy says:

    We drove a Dodge Caravan when our kids were very young, close to thirty years ago. I loved that dark cherry minivan. The day after we parked our minivan in our drive, our neighbor across the street drove theirs (same color) passed our house. Dodge Caravans rock.

  216. Melissa says:

    I gotta say the Dart, it looks like it has fantastic milage!

  217. Stephanie Gossett says:

    The Caravan looks like it would really suit my needs. I have four little girls, and your pictures were so fun and entertaining! Your kids are dolls! I am trying to raise money to visit my father for the holidays, so this would be a very big blessing to me! I have a caravan, but it is an older model. Thanks for the info!

    ninigossett at gmail dot com

  218. Jeri says:

    The mini van looks great but the Dodge vehicle I would love to take for a spin is the Dodge Challenger.

  219. Melissa M says:

    The caravan! I have 3 boys and a van is a must have!

  220. Lisa says:

    I just LOVE the fact that your son noticed he was in the spotlight!!!! True sign of a born superstar 🙂

  221. Mary says:

    Oh, definitely that minivan you featured above!!!! It ROCKS!!!!

  222. Melissa says:

    Maybe a Dodge truck.

  223. Would love to win to some free gas. One day maybe I’ll have a minivan!

  224. Tracy says:

    A Dodge Ram truck

  225. Melanie says:

    Definitely the Dodge Caravan!! Had one already years back and loved loved loved it until i was in an accident and totaled it. They really are the best!!!

  226. Pamela H. says:

    Definitely the Caravan!

  227. I would want to drive the smallest one because I’m not the greatest driver in big cars… 🙂 The Caravan is a nice size!

  228. Catherine says:

    I’m pretty sure my husband would like me to say Challenger, but I’m liking the Journey.

  229. Amy J says:

    The Dodge Caravan. Love the features!

  230. Oksana says:

    Love my Dodge! Been doing a good job for us!

  231. Pima Derk says:

    i <3 your van. Wish mine was like that!!!

  232. Julia McIntosh says:

    I would love to test drive the Dodge Challenger, I drove a 1968 Dodge Challenger in my earlier years and it was pretty basic. Thanks for the giveaway!

  233. Alicia says:

    Definitely the Dodge Caravan 🙂

  234. I’d love to try the Dodge Durango with the optional second row captain’s chairs. I’ll have 3 soon, so I think Captain’s chairs will be very valuable.

  235. rayraycartucci says:

    We had an Old Dodge Dart which I miss….so I wish I could take a spin in that car one more time!

  236. Lynda Lamon says:

    I would love a sporty Dart!! Thanks for the chance to win the gas card!! Enjoy your new van!! Merry Christmas!!

  237. NANCY HRBA says:

    Would love to have the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  238. Celena B says:

    I have always appreciated our mini-van and all of the extra room for traveling and hauling furniture. Wish they came up with a cooler name than mini-van though.

  239. jane d says:

    A Caravan would be awesome!

  240. Sandy A says:

    We had a couple of Caravan’s when our kids still lived at home. Now we would love a Dodge Durango…

  241. My mom has a Caravan and I love it. So funny a 70+ woman who drives a van, but it sure does ride great and stores a lot.

  242. Jenna says:

    I love the Caravan. Look at all that room to move furniture for projects.

  243. Cynthia G says:


  244. Cynthia G says:

    That van looks awesome

    cindygaarder at gmail dot com

  245. Ashley C says:

    We’re in the market for a pickup truck and my husband has been looking at the Dodge Ram 1500! I haven’t’ test drove one yet


  246. Cathy says:

    The Caravan of course! Many yrs ago my daddy had the Chrysler version and it rocked back then. Hated when he traded it in.

  247. Michelle says:

    I would love to test drive a Dodge Durango. We are new grandparents yet still moving other college-age kids, so having a larger vehicle like this would be a dream! Especially since it can also tow a trailer. =) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  248. Patti says:

    I have owned a Dodge Caravan since 2005 and it has never given me any problems. I drive that baby quite a bit…my odometer just passed the 150,000 mile mark! Did I mention that I never had any problems with it? : ) When it is time, my next vehicle will definitely be another Caravan!

  249. Eileen says:

    I would love a Dodge caravan. It looks so roomy. Thanks.

  250. Lisa Martin says:

    I would love to have a Caravan again. I had one when my daughters were young…now that I transport the grandchildren all the time, it would be wonderful to have all that room.

  251. Stephanie Phelps says:
  252. Stephanie Phelps says:

    That van looks awesome but I would also love to try out the Dodge Durango

  253. Karen J says:

    That Caravan looks pretty cool. May justhave to investigate one.