VW asks Chrysler to halt Routan production for a month.

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    VW asks Chrysler to halt Routan production for a month.

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    Re: VW asks Chrysler to halt Routan production for a month.

    Is anyone surprised?

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    Re: VW asks Chrysler to halt Routan production for a month.

    I can't fathom why VW would want the Routan in the first place.

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    Re: VW asks Chrysler to halt Routan production for a month.

    I can see why VW tried to enter the minivan segment. Some people are still interested in a minivan as a family hauler. They don't sell in the same numbers they once did but there is still some demand (though small.)

    What VW should have done, instead of this rebranding effort, was to create a retro van as a throwback to the good-old days of the microbus. They had a good deal of success doing this with the "new Beetle" so why not a "new Microbus?"

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    Re: VW asks Chrysler to halt Routan production for a month.

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    Is anyone surprised?
    I am. What about all those women Brooke Shields said had babies just to get a minivan with German engineering?
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    Re: VW asks Chrysler to halt Routan production for a month.

    ^ Yeah, German engineering my a**.
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    Re: VW asks Chrysler to halt Routan production for a month.

    Hmmm I wonder why
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    Re: VW asks Chrysler to halt Routan production for a month.

    Quote Originally Posted by calgaryhhr View Post
    What VW should have done, instead of this rebranding effort, was to create a retro van as a throwback to the good-old days of the microbus. They had a good deal of success doing this with the "new Beetle" so why not a "new Microbus?"
    They tried this - and even had a cool looking concept - but they couldn't build it to pass the safety specs.

    http://www.conceptcar.co.uk/concept-...ept-car-37.php
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    Re: VW asks Chrysler to halt Routan production for a month.

    I fooled around inside a Routan for a while at a VW dealership.

    Definitely a nice van... but it's also definitely not a VW.

    In a dealership setting, the Routan sticks out like a sore thumb because its interior shares absolutely nothing in common with other VWs'.

    Regardless, it's a nice Chrysler van, but it shouldn't be a VW.

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    Re: VW asks Chrysler to halt Routan production for a month.

    Quote Originally Posted by jkr2106 View Post
    I am. What about all those women Brooke Shields said had babies just to get a minivan with German engineering?
    "Having a baby with a guy she hardly knows..."

    "I'm her husband...."

    "Its sad really"

    come to think of it, I haven't seen those adds recently...of course I don't watch much tv either.

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    Re: VW asks Chrysler to halt Routan production for a month.

    I wish I knew what you guys were on about. We get the Chrysler Grand Voyager, but not the VW version. The Chrysler Grand Voyager gets pretty good reviews here in Australia, so I'm curious as to why the VW version could be that bad.

    Here we have the large VW Caravelle/MultiVan, which are more or less LCV's, but with windows and seating for 8 people, plus the smaller VW Caddy combi, again a compact LCV with windows and seating for 8 people.

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    Re: VW asks Chrysler to halt Routan production for a month.

    Quote Originally Posted by drew630 View Post
    ^ Yeah, German engineering my a**.
    Well, it would depend on when Chrysler started developing this.
    Were they still in the Diamler experience?
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