2009 Volkswagen Routan Consumer Review: run away as fast as you can!

2009 Volkswagen Routan - Consumer Review

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S Passenger Minivan (3.8L V6 6-speed Automatic)

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run away as fast as you can!
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2009 Volkswagen Routan S 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 6A)


Purchased a new 2009 Routon S. Nothing but problems! Headlamp held water, bumper cover started coming- off, trans seal leak, engine compartment rattle, stock ventshades would not stick to the windows, 2 window motors, all of this within 9 months. Bob King VW did not apparently know how to do a proper trns service, which led to the rattle. Took a tech from Charlotte to figure it out! No trans dipstick and the dealer and VW district rep would not order one when asked, even said I would pay for it! Be prepared for pure frustration with the vehicle, dealer, and VW of America. Also be prepared to hire an attorney, as VW of America is a useless car co. Avoid VW and Chrysler at all costs.

Best Features

good headlamps for seeing the road at night, when they do not have water in them, good brakes, good standard CD player.

Worst Features

The parts and workmanship are substandard. There is no hope for this vehicle.
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