Hey! Hey! Stop the music!
After all, this is the WTOP car report. For John Lynker, I'm J. J. Gertler.
I guess you can expect this report to have some bugs in it. After all, the Chevrolet Venture we drove last week had Bugs all over it.
Bugs Bunny, that is, and his emblem was there because this was the Warner Bros. edition Venture. What does that mean? (No, the horn doesn't go meep-meep.)
First off, you get a loaded Venture, with leather seats for eight, and power everything.
But the Warner Bros. part is the video player mounted in the front console, with a flip down screen so folks in the back can watch their favorite movies or car-toons.
It's not a Daffy idea. The passenger compartment abounds with plug-ins for headsets, so passengers can listen to their own Merrie Melodies without driving you Looney Tunes. In fact, they can listen to what they want to -- while you listen to the WTOP car report.
That's all, folks. For John Lynker, I'm J. J. Gertler.
Okay, but what about the van?
For John Lynker, I'm J. J. Gertler with the WTOP car report.
We've already told you about some of the whiz bang features of the Warner Bros. edition Chevrolet Venture. That's the one with the built-in video player, TV screen, radio hookups and other extras usually found in airliners. But what's it like from the driver's seat?
Because it was built for European streets as well as ours, The Venture is a bit narrower than competitive minivans. While the rear seats still hold three across, that narrower track makes itself felt in the handling, which is more nimble than many competitors, and in cross winds, where the Venture is easily influenced.
The full-boat Warner Bros. edition we drove came in at over thirty thousand dollars, which is an awful lot of carrots. But you can get the Venture's handling and most amenities for considerably less.
Of course, it may be worth thirty thousand dollars to have the kids plugged into headsets so you don't have to hear the Pokémon movie again.
That's the WTOP car report. For John Lynker, I'm J. J. Gertler.