I have enjoyed driving the Routan for the past 2 1/2 months. It is very roomy, stylish for a minivan, and the ride is very smooth. We looked at all the other models of minivans and we feel that it was the best value for our money.
Purchased new 2009 VW Routan. Unfortunately, nothing but problems! Three pairs of brakes/rotors in 18k miles. AC keeps leaking Freon and won't keep car cold over 90 degrees. Had transmission leak on floor in garage. Fixed leaky seal, but transmission still clunks into gears when shifting. Cruise control varies by 7-8 MPH. Gas mileage is HORRIBLE in town. 14 at best. Hwy is okay at 22 or 23. Ride is nice and quiet, but really lacks power. If you want a lemon that looks nicer than other minivans, buy this. If not, spend the extra money on a Honda or Toyota.
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