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2009 Volkswagen Routan Minivan - Consumer Reviews

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Routan is fun & trouble free family van
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By stjohns
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2009 Volkswagen Routan Minivan SEL Premium 4dr Minivan (4.0L 6cyl 6A)


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We have enjoyed our VW Routan SEL.
Quick acceleration and outstanding handling are feature we are most impressed with.
The layout and functionality is family friendly.
Power door & lift gate are flawless and convenient.


Best Features

1)Handling 2) smooth engine 3) Cargo & seating 4) unique design, not too common 5) Zero cost VW maintenance 6) Favorite kid hauler


Worst Features

Pentastar V6 is great addition


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Sporty cruiser for the family
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By groovyvwroutan
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2009 Volkswagen Routan Minivan SEL Premium 4dr Minivan (4.0L 6cyl 6A)


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We have owned our SEL for 2 years. Totally satisfied with this spirted and practical vehicle.
VW no cost service is excellent and makes the experience of owning a Routan easy. We have had zero out of pocket except gas. We will go back in a few years and get another VW.

Leather is nice.


Best Features

Handling is 1st class. Easy for the kids to load in & out. Storage and seating are well though out. Fuel economy is much better than our SUVs. 4.0 v6 is quick. New Pentastar looks good too.


Worst Features

I miss the days when a well equipped car was $18 K. Bring that back.


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Stay away... Don't buy this car!!!
7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By baseball33
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2009 Volkswagen Routan Minivan SEL Premium 4dr Minivan (4.0L 6cyl 6A)


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This was my first VW and my last.
From the moment I bought this van I have had it in the for repairs.
Or should I say I take it in for repairs but the van is never fixed.
The sliding doors are extremely damerous.
My chidlren are scared to get in & out. It hit my arm and let a nice bruse. Brakes and roaters have been replaced three times and still do not work right.
Power seats have a mind of their own.
And the paint job is horrible, one little bump the paint falls off. Spoiler has had to be completely re-painted.
Now it doesn't start all the time. Wow. I don't have enough characters to explain what is all wrong. VW customer service isn't much help, suggested buy new VW van. No thank u


Best Features

Entertainment Center


Worst Features

Start over from Scratch and fix the brakes and sliding doors before someone gets hurt.


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Great Van
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By J
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2009 Volkswagen Routan Minivan SEL Premium 4dr Minivan (4.0L 6cyl 6A)


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This van is amazing.To bad it looks so much like a chrysler product, I think that really hurts it credibility. I spent 2 weeks in Sanfrancisco area and never saw one any where not even on my 1,200 mile drive there, nor have I seen one in washington where I live.This van is amazing, drives like a dream and is very comfortable for my fam of 6. The 4.0 v6 has lots of power and shifts so smooth, it has a raspy exaust that reminds me of an infinity suv. The projector beam head lamps turn night into day. I told my wife its vary funny that I sit and boast about my van as my friend is boasting about his new Lexus IS 250... I guess the van makes me forget I am driving a van,, I am impressed.


Best Features

Projector beam headlamps, and the sound of the exaust,


Worst Features

Looks to much like a dodge product.


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Cool Family hauler
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By St John
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2009 Volkswagen Routan Minivan SEL Premium 4dr Minivan (4.0L 6cyl 6A)


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We love the Routan or as my wife named it Rudy. So many family frendly features. The style is unique, sporty and not too common. GET the 4.0 v6 w/ 6 speed. The engine is quick and smooth. We get 22 mpg on hwy & 18 city. VW has been great to work with too.


Best Features

Power doors w/ operable windows.


Worst Features

TDI maybe.


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