BIRMINGHAM, AL – Starting in the mid-1990s, Japanese auto makers began awkwardly nibbling around the edges of the minivan market. The first-generation ’95 Honda Odyssey had four conventional doors, which made it less of a minivan and more like today’s Ford Freestyle cross/utility vehicle. And remember the quirky Toyota Previa? If you’re like most consumers, you don’t. All-new ’05 Honda Odyssey arrives in U.S. showrooms Sept. 22. Meanwhile, Chrysler Corp. was setting the segment on ...

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