2009 Volkswagen Routan Consumer Review: Buy Something Else

2009 Volkswagen Routan Minivan - Consumer Review

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2009 Volkswagen Routan SEL 4dr Minivan w/Rear Seat Entertainment (4.0L 6cyl 6A)


We are completely dissatisfied with this van. Nothing but transmission issues. Trans. leaked at 2800 mi, failed and was rebuilt at 8600 mi and valve body replaced again at 10,000 mi. Dealer had it for 10 out of the first 51 wks. Typical for a Chrysler based product. VW should be ashamed to have their badge on this van. Other issues, creaking noises from the RES and door panels. Rattling noises in the suspension. Power lift gate was malfunctioning. Rotors replaced at 600 mi. At one year old and 11,000 miles you should not have to worry about the vehicle falling apart. The MPG is poor, 12 in town,21 at best on Prem fuel on a trip. Using the Lemon Law for the trans. issues. Buy Toyota or Honda

Best Features

Dual screen RES. Comfortable seating. Touch screen control for radio and RES. Handling for a van. Kids loved the heated rear seats during the winter.

Worst Features

VW needs to build their own van. Break the ties with Chrysler.
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