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. Karen J says:

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

  2. Stephanie Phelps says:

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

  3. Stephanie Phelps says:
  4. 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.

  5. Eileen says:

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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


  10. Cynthia G says:

    That van looks awesome

    cindygaarder at gmail dot com

  11. Cynthia G says:


  12. Jenna says:

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

  13. 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.

  14. Sandy A says:

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

  15. jane d says:

    A Caravan would be awesome!

  16. 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.

  17. NANCY HRBA says:

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

  18. Lynda Lamon says:

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

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

  21. Alicia says:

    Definitely the Dodge Caravan 🙂

  22. 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!

  23. Pima Derk says:

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

  24. Oksana says:

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

  25. Amy J says:

    The Dodge Caravan. Love the features!

  26. Catherine says:

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

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

  28. Pamela H. says:

    Definitely the Caravan!

  29. 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!!!

  30. Tracy says:

    A Dodge Ram truck

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

  32. Melissa says:

    Maybe a Dodge truck.

  33. Mary says:

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

  34. Lisa says:

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

  35. Melissa M says:

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

  36. Jeri says:

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

  37. 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

  38. Melissa says:

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

  39. 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.

  40. 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! 😉

  41. Brooke says:

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

  42. Jane says:

    The Caravan looks sweet and roomy enough for our family.

  43. The Durango!

  44. Ashton says:

    That Caravan looks pretty sweet!!

  45. Adrienne Gordon says:

    the challenger

  46. Kelly D says:

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

  47. Kelly D says:
  48. Margaret Smith says:

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

  49. Margaret Smith says:
  50. I would like to try the Dodge Dart.

  51. 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.

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

  53. nickie says:

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

  54. 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 🙂

  55. Holly B says:

    I’d love to try out a Challenger!

  56. Terri Egelund says:

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

  57. 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.

  58. Starr Greenwell says:
  59. Starr Greenwell says:

    I would like to drive the Challenger

  60. Katherine says:

    OH A dodge charger would be fun

  61. Katherine says:
  62. Mami2jcn says:

    I’d like to try the Dodge Durango.

  63. Mami2jcn says:


  64. Jessica To says:

    I would like to drive the Durango.

  65. Elena says:

    I would drive the Dodge Durango

  66. Elena says:
  67. Suzanne K says:

    definitely the Dodge Charger! Vroom, vroom!

  68. Danielle T says:

    i would take the dodge charger!

  69. Rea Liz says:

    I love the Dodge Durango!

  70. Rea Liz says:
  71. Wild Orchid says:


  72. Wild Orchid says:

    I would choose a Durango!

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

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

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

  74. Jessie C. says:

    I would like to take Dodge Durango for a spin.

  75. Jessie C. says:


  76. 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.

  77. D Schmidt says:
  78. Ann Fantom says:

    I want to take the Dodge Challenger for a spin.

  79. 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!

  80. Heather Zeh says:
  81. Kyl Neusch says:

    a durango

  82. Elisheba says:

    A Durango. We own one and love it!

  83. rachel says:

    I think you’ve sold me on the Caravan!

  84. 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

  85. Sara says:


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

  87. Susan C. says:

    I’d love to give the Durango a try!

  88. Kathleen says:

    A Durango

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  89. Sarah S says:

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

  90. Kenia says:

    I would take a spin in a Dodge minivan.

  91. Kenia says:
  92. Ashley H says:

    I’d like the Durango.

  93. Susan Smith says:

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

  94. Susan Smith says:
  95. Wanda McHenry says:

    The Dodge Avenger

  96. Wanda McHenry says:
  97. Melissa L. says:

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

  98. Tina M says:

    I’d test drive the Durango

  99. Tina M says:
  100. Mindy Merenghi says:

    I would test drive the Dart!

  101. Crystal F says:

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

  102. Madeline says:

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

  103. Madeline says:
  104. amy deeter says:

    i would test drive the dodge charger

  105. The Dodge Avenger!

  106. Mya Murphy says:

    I am epileptic and unable to drive.

  107. Mya Murphy says:
  108. danielle Marie says:

    the dodge charger looks like an awesome vehicle.

  109. Wehaf says:

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

  110. joni says:

    Dodge Durango

  111. joni says:
  112. Marcia Goss says:
  113. Marcia Goss says:

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

  114. Jennifer Dunaway says:

    I love how much room is in the Caravan.

  115. Anthony says:

    The new Dodge Ram

  116. Cynthia C says:

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

  117. Cynthia C says:
  118. Douglas Houston says:

    I think the Durango looks nice

  119. Douglas Houston says:
  120. Maureen says:

    I would like to test drive the Journey.

  121. ELIZABETH C. says:

    Definitely the Durango.

  122. Angel Ruiz says:

    Dodge Durango for sure!

  123. rickel bart says:

    take the Journey for a long journey in the country!

  124. 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!

  125. janna johnson says:

    The journey for me!

  126. Jerold A. Sauer says:

    Great looking vehicle bet it’s a nice ride

  127. Gabe A. says:

    The Durango is the one for me.

  128. 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.

  129. Helen Stockwell says:

    I would like to try the Dodge Journey

  130. Erica Best says:

    i would love to try the dart

  131. Erica Best says:
  132. Lauren-Olivia Wood says:

    I would take the Dodge Dart for a spin!

  133. Natalie says:

    I would love to take the Durango for a spin.

  134. Lisa V. says:

    I would like to try the Dodge Ram 1500.

  135. brittany k says:

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

  136. Lisa Garner says:

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

  137. Lisa Garner says:
  138. Melissa says:

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

  139. Melissa says:
  140. laurie says:

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

  141. laurie says:
  142. Patricia Edwards says:

    I would love to have one!

  143. Rosanne says:

    I like the Dodge Durango

  144. Rosanne says:
  145. Laura @ Frugal Follies says:
  146. Rebecca Graham says:

    The Durango. I like all the room.

  147. Rebecca Graham says:
  148. Tram Le says:

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

  149. 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

  150. 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.

  151. 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 🙂

  152. Robin says:

    I would love to check out the Dodge Journey.

  153. Renae says:

    A new Dodge Charger.

  154. Nicole Larsen says:

    I’d love to drive the Dodge Durango!

  155. Nicole Larsen says:
  156. Amanda E. says:

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

  157. Jennifer B says:

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

  158. LaCinda Brooks says:

    I’d love to test the Dodge Charger

  159. Daniel M says:

    i’d like to test drive the durango

  160. Paige Chandler says:

    The Dodge Durango for sure.

  161. Janice Cooper says:

    I would like to test the Dodge Durango

  162. Janice Cooper says:
  163. Brittney House says:

    I’d love the Dodge Charger.

  164. Pamela Callahan says:

    I would love to drive the Dodge Charger

  165. Susan Ladd says:

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

  166. I would like to drive the charger

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

  168. Wendy R. says:

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

  169. Linda G. says:

    I would like to try the Dodge Charger

  170. Debbie B says:

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

  171. Debbie B says:
  172. A Dodge Charger has always been on my list of vehicles to rev up!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  173. Kerry says:

    I’d choose the Durango!

  174. John Stetson says:

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

  175. Christina Sparks says:

    I would want to drive a Dodge Charger.

  176. Kerry says:
  177. Denise m says:

    I would love to try the Dodge Charger

  178. 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 🙂

  179. Anastasia says:
  180. Alison McFadden says:

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

  181. 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

  182. Desmond says:

    Charger, baby

  183. Lily says:

    I’d take the Durango for a spin!

  184. melissa Resnick says:

    the charger, ilove them

  185. ky2here says:

    Time for a ride in an Avenger.

  186. 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

  187. tracey johnson says:

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

  188. maria cantu says:

    a dodge challenger

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

  190. Kim Parrott says:

    I would love to test drive a Dodge Charger

  191. Kim Parrott says:
  192. Jacklyn lauren says:

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

  193. Stephanie Larison says:

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

  194. Heather B says:

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

  195. CharityS says:

    Dodge Charger Hemi

  196. CharityS says:
  197. Karrie Millheim says:

    I love the Dodge Caravan

  198. Greg L says:

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

  199. tina reynolds says:

    The dodge durango would be awesome to drive around

  200. tina reynolds says:
  201. Vikki Billings says:

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

  202. Heather E says:

    I would take the Dodge Charger for a spin!

  203. Ellie W says:

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

  204. Ellie W says:
  205. Heather E says:
  206. Mishia says:

    I’d love to try out the Durango!

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

  208. Shauntea Crutcher says:

    The Caravan.

  209. Kathleen S. says:

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

  210. 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!!

  211. Lorayne Gothard says:
  212. Erica C. says:

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

  213. Alexandra Roach says:

    The caravan looks great!

  214. Carolyn Daley says:

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

  215. Gianna says:

    The Dodge Caravan.

  216. Karen Drake says:

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

  217. 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

  218. Jo Ann F says:
  219. Tara says:

    Dodge Caravan!

  220. kathy pease says:

    id love to drive the dodge durrango

  221. kathy pease says:
  222. Joy Q says:

    I like the DODGE JOURNEY.

  223. Joy Q says:
  224. s riches says:

    I would like to have another Dodge Caravan!

  225. Breanne says:

    I’d pick a Dart

  226. Barbara Long says:

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


  227. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    the dodge dart!

  228. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  229. Buddy Garrett says:

    I would like to take a Charger for a spin.

  230. Kenny F says:

    the dodge dart!

  231. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would like to take the dart for a spin.

  232. Thomas Murphy says:
  233. Sand says:

    I think the Dart would be most fun to drive.

  234. Victoria R. says:

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

  235. Victoria R. says:
  236. Jessica says:

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

  237. Jessica says:
  238. Kayce Crews says:

    I’d like to drive the Dodge Caravan.

  239. Donna Kellogg says:

    I would like to take the Dodge Dart for a ride

  240. Kayce Crews says:
  241. 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.

  242. Tabathia B says:

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

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  243. Tabathia B says:

    tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/418162500996055040

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  244. Sarah L says:
  245. Vicki D. says:

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

  246. Alexa B. says:

    i’d take the dodge grand caravan.

  247. Whitney says:

    I would try the charger.

  248. Whitney says:
  249. Whitney says:
  250. I’d love to try out the Dodge Durango.

  251. 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!

  252. Stephanie says:

    the durango!

  253. Stephanie says:

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