2009 Volkswagen Routan Consumer Review: Likes and dislikes

2009 Volkswagen Routan Minivan - Consumer Review

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By kjthomas323 on


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


Very poor city driving mileage. We came from an Odyssey so we were surprised at this. The interior leather looks cheap (thanks to the Chrysler design). The kids constantly bump their heads on the DVD players when going in and out of the vehicle so keeping the screens closed helps! Other than that, we have not taken it on a long trip, so I can't judge comfort or gas mileage fully. It has 6k miles on it and I hope we are one of the lucky ones that does not incur any mechanical issues. We love the sched. maint. We love the options i.e. remote start and heated rear seats, for the money it is a good deal. I have owned 4 VW's so far. Hope this one is built just as well.?! Only time will tell

Best Features

Remote start, power doors, Xm radio, Exterior styling. Dual video screens, heated seats. Tailgating style power rear seat. The sound of the exhaust. Window screens...

Worst Features

FUEL ECONOMY! Better quality brakes for this heavy of a vehicle. i.e. drum not four wheel disk. Interior seating quality/design i.e. looks too cheap/simple, not unlike a Chrysler.
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