Is anyone surprised?
I can't fathom why VW would want the Routan in the first place.
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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^ Yeah, German engineering my a**.
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Hmmm I wonder why
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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.
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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