The Routan is a seven-seater that is more than five meters in length. WN.com – Articles related to VW plans to be No. 1 car seller in the world by 2018. The Routan is a seven-seater that is more than five meters in length.
Perhaps you’ve seen the TV commercials starring Brooke Shields, who claims that people are having children just so they can buy a Routan (pronounced roo-tahn, not roo-tan). It’s not VW’s best ad campaign, but it’s cute and memorable.
The answer is yes. Volkswagen is, for one. The new Volkswagen Routan minivan is, in fact, a rebadged Chrysler Town and Country/Dodge Grand Caravan, sharing the Chrysler vans’ platform, engines, transmissions and suspension architecture, not to mention their Windsor, Ontario, assembly line.
The Volkswagen Routan Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 8th out of 8 for minivans. … While repairs are more frequent than average for the Routan, these issues are often minor, so you can expect to make slightly more trips to the shop than normal.
Average is should be 400 miles. My car only does an average 250-280 miles. I took it to VW and they tell me everything is fine with the CAR.
While most reviewers agree that the Routan’s seats are more comfortable than seats in Chrysler minivans, the Routan doesn’t have Chrysler’s available Stow ‘n Go, which limits their versatility. Despite the trade-offs, reviewers generally like the Routan’s interior.
All models are front-wheel drive.
The 3.8L Volkswagen Routan engine should specifically use a Chrysler MS-6395 oil specification and an oil viscosity of SAE 5W-20. By using proper oil specifications as requested by Volkswagen and Chrysler you will greatly improve your vehicles mechanical longevity and performance.
The Chrysler Town & Country Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 4th out of 8 for minivans. The average annual repair cost is $636 which means it has average ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.
Volkswagen rolled out the last Routan in 2013 for the 2014 model year.
Unfortunately, Volkswagen no longer carries a minivan in its lineup. The last minivan to be offered by the automaker was the Routon, a seven-seat minivan that was based off the fifth-generation Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country.
The name is a mix of the words Tiger and Leguan, which translate in German to Tiger and Iguana.
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CarComplaints.com cites 2011 as the year with the most complaints about the Chrysler Town & Country. The most common problem was a defective TIPM that prevented the engine from starting. According to many reports, the TIPM was also known to fail while the car was being driven.
The Grand Caravan is a much more athletic looking minivan. It gives off a muscular, utility vibe that’s similar to an SUV. A large crossbar grille, contoured lines, and an overall beefier shape create a powerful, capable exterior. The Town and Country is sleeker and has more of a cosmopolitan feel.
The Chrysler Town & Country is a durable minivan that can last between 200,000 – 250,000 miles on average providing it’s well maintained and driven conservatively. Based on an annual mileage of 15,000 miles a Town & Country can provide 13 – 17 years of service before requiring uneconomical repairs.
Volkswagen says it has discontinued its Routan minivan — a Chrysler with slight changes — and is considering a seven-passenger SUV based on the CrossBlue concept vehicle as a replacement.
Volkswagen T2b combi car driven by John B (Chase Stokes) in Outer Banks (S01E05)
Volkswagen has announced that its last van, beloved of hippies the world over, will roll off production lines at the end of this year.