Volkswagen Routan

Spotscat

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I'm thinking about retiring the Navigator and buying a minivan to use for Uber XL service. One of the local dealers has a Routan for sale at a reasonable price, but I know nothing about them.

Does anyone have any experience with the Routan? Any information either good or bad about them?
 

Uber Crack

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I'm thinking about retiring the Navigator and buying a minivan to use for Uber XL service. One of the local dealers has a Routan for sale at a reasonable price, but I know nothing about them.

Does anyone have any experience with the Routan? Any information either good or bad about them?
I don't know why that did a reply. But since I have you here, how come your font is blue and everyone else's is black?
 
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UberDez

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I use to have a Honda Odyssey as a work van and when someone hit it I had a Routan as a rental . Probably the best mini van I've ever driven , the Honda had more power , but the VW was just set up really smart . I enjoyed the van for the couple weeks we used it .
 

tohunt4me

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I'm thinking about retiring the Navigator and buying a minivan to use for Uber XL service. One of the local dealers has a Routan for sale at a reasonable price, but I know nothing about them.

Does anyone have any experience with the Routan? Any information either good or bad about them?
Does it come with the famous Volkswagon T.D.I. engine ?

I don't know why that did a reply. But since I have you here, how come your font is blue and everyone else's is black?
Special Font for Special Members !
 

UberDez

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Hmmm... thanks for that little tidbit of info!

I wonder which is the better vehicle - the Chrysler or the VW?


I've never driven the Chrysler T&C but I have driven the Grand Caravan and the VW was the better of the two cars .

I should have clarified my statement
The VW had a much nicer ride and seemed to handle better the interior was also much nicer . Also it's a better brand so you get the better badge lol
 

Mold Pro

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I'm thinking about retiring the Navigator and buying a minivan to use for Uber XL service. One of the local dealers has a Routan for sale at a reasonable price, but I know nothing about them.

Does anyone have any experience with the Routan? Any information either good or bad about them?
We have a 2011 with 61 K on it it has been great low maintenance its for sale kids are grown mini van days are over we loved it
 

ShinyAndChrome

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It is more a t&c than it isn't. If at the right price it is probably a good vehicle for this. The navigator is way too expensive a car for it, especially on x rides!
 

mytheq63

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A friend of mine has a Routan and absolutely despises it, mainly because it has not been reliable at all. They have had numerous electrical issues with it, the dealer had it for 7 weeks and couldn't figure out what was wrong. Maybe he has a lemon though.

P.S. He bought it new because it was a good deal.
 

UberDez

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They are exactly the same vehicle. There are no mechanical differences.

That's not true they're 90% the same vehicle but they have different suspension, interior is nicer than the GC as well as a better looking exterior . They also seem to have more sound deadening since the vw seems to be a little more quiet
 
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