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Title: I was gonna buy a VW for my next car...but after this....
Post by: 03Indigo on May 22, 2008, 01:00:58 PM
...they come out with this rebadged Dodge Grand Caravan... :nuts:

not exactly a VW Eurovan or Microbus

article (http://"http://www.caranddriver.com/news/auto_shows/2008_chicago_auto_show_auto_shows/production_debuts/2009_volkswagen_routan_auto_shows__1+type-news_by_make+mode-collection+id-248.html")


(http://www.caranddriver.com/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/news/auto_shows/2008_chicago_auto_show_auto_shows/production_debuts/2009_volkswagen_routan_auto_shows__1/2009_volkswagen_routan/2009_volkswagen_routan_4/1149414-1-eng-US/2009_volkswagen_routan_4_gallery_image_large.jpg)
Title: Re: I was gonna buy a VW for my next car...but after this....
Post by: jayryan on May 22, 2008, 01:05:12 PM
You're kidding right? Photoshop? :P ??? :'(

Did GM just buy VW?
Title: Re: I was gonna buy a VW for my next car...but after this....
Post by: 03Indigo on May 22, 2008, 01:07:31 PM
I hope it is a hoax, please, let it be a hoax.  If they come out with that, I will never buy a VW again out of principle....VW should have nothing to do with Dodge, etc.  EVER.
Title: Re: I was gonna buy a VW for my next car...but after this....
Post by: 92UrS4 on May 22, 2008, 01:19:25 PM
No it's real, I think we might have already had a thread on this? Maybe i am thinking of another forum. I have tried ignoring it for as long as I can. It will be a flop most likely for VW.

I believe VW is killing themselves trying to expand their line too much. Plus, if I wanted one of those, I would go pay less for the chrysler/dodge.
Title: Re: I was gonna buy a VW for my next car...but after this....
Post by: 03Indigo on May 22, 2008, 01:35:29 PM
well, that settles it, a 4 door GTi is now out of the running for my next daily driver.  I will have nothing to do with a company that has any affiliation with Chrysler, etc.  The concept disgusts me.
Title: Re: I was gonna buy a VW for my next car...but after this....
Post by: 92UrS4 on May 22, 2008, 02:01:22 PM
It is very sad indeed
Title: Re: I was gonna buy a VW for my next car...but after this....
Post by: KWilson on May 22, 2008, 02:42:48 PM
... I would go pay less for the chrysler/dodge.

And I think that I heard that Chrysler has a better warrantee.
Title: Re: I was gonna buy a VW for my next car...but after this....
Post by: 92UrS4 on May 22, 2008, 02:57:30 PM
Probably, they do that lifetime powertrain warranty now.
Title: Re: I was gonna buy a VW for my next car...but after this....
Post by: 03Indigo on May 22, 2008, 04:24:15 PM
they have that on chrylser, dodge and jeep.  Pretty good deal if you keep the car, but once it is sold or the title is transfered, it is void.  Has to be the original owner, and since 99% of people rarely keep their cars longer than 5 years these days, they have very little to lose by such coverage.

Only reason I considered a Jeep was the warranty, but that phase went away once I drove the new unlimited Jeep Wangler, blah.
Title: Re: I was gonna buy a VW for my next car...but after this....
Post by: redline on May 22, 2008, 05:18:08 PM
No it's real, I think we might have already had a thread on this? Maybe i am thinking of another forum.

yep
http://www.rmcb5.com/forums/index.php/topic,6703.msg65159.html#msg65159 (http://www.rmcb5.com/forums/index.php/topic,6703.msg65159.html#msg65159)

It makes me want to puke...
Title: Re: I was gonna buy a VW for my next car...but after this....
Post by: Colorado_Baja on May 22, 2008, 06:19:23 PM
Only reason I considered a Jeep was the warranty, but that phase went away once I drove the new unlimited Jeep Wangler, blah.
Blah indeed, The new Wranglers have a very minivan-ish V6 in them. Not nearly enough torque for its intended purpose.. They should have never gotten rid of the 4.0 in my opinion. ???

I might drive one of those vans.. If I had 6 kids.. and it was 2.7T.. J/K
Title: Re: I was gonna buy a VW for my next car...but after this....
Post by: Spicoli on May 22, 2008, 08:15:44 PM
All I can hear is: REM - Its the end of the world as we know it


Title: Re: I was gonna buy a VW for my next car...but after this....
Post by: aowhaus on May 22, 2008, 10:51:46 PM
It's sad that VW is dealing with a recent Mercedes/Daimler reject.

Badge engineering has always been a failure.
Some good examples: Saab 9-2, Saab 9-7X, Chrysler TC, and anything from GM.

But I've heard that this is a launching point to a new ground-up minivan design jointly between VW and Chrysler.  I'm hoping the VW version will have some Microbus Concept cues, which after all these years still look cool, modern and appeals to non-minivan buyers.
Title: Re: I was gonna buy a VW for my next car...but after this....
Post by: jayryan on May 24, 2008, 09:28:21 AM
...Honda makes a really nice minivan...