This little van looks great!! A nice(r) interior, an engine with some power, and hopefully a manual transmission, and I'm in. What a cool commuter car!! As a person who loves the concept of a van, I can see endless possibilities and uses for a vehicle such as this. Couple that with absolutely out of the park styling.....ok, VW, I'm waiting!! No excuses!! NO BS this time!! The Microbus loss was a tough pill to swallow. Let's get with it.
On another note, it's discouraging to read all the negative posts about the Routan. I can only imagine most of the negativity is from those who don't own one. I own a SEL Premium outright. And it is one beautiful, comfortable, versatile car.
I will keep it until VW builds a true VW van that performs as well as this one does with as much style and comfort, or does an about face and brings the T5 over here. In the meantime, NO complaints! How about owning one before you ridicule it.
Read the original context of my quote. This Bulli is junk design in my book. I see student work better than this. I said I'd pay 50k for the original Microbus concept.50k for a minivan?? bulli is sweet, microbus is cool, but 50k for a minivan.. idk. i couldnt.
See, I still have an issue with some of the above statements (not trying to be offensive, so humor me). Since when does a "family van" have to have 6-8 seats?? I've got a family of four and this thing would fit the bill PERFECTLY. I don't want a large "minivan" (there is nothing "mini" about current generation vans) for my family. My dad bought a Chrysler Town & Country that he brought out here to visit us in and the thing wass HUGE - we hated it. I hated driving that thing around, it was ridiculous. Yeah, it had tons of room, but it's tons of room that we really don't need. Frankly, most American families of 3-4 do not need these large vehicles or SUV's. Sure, you've got a larger family - no argument there. But if you only have one or two kids, you don't need a Suburban, Tahoe, etc. IMO. Besides, VW builds a "real" minvan already, it's the Sharan - they just need to bring it overNot so sure. I've been hoping the Microbus concept would finally come out on the new US Passat platform with a full 6-8 seats. This is still a 4 seater for all intents and purposes, and doesn't stand to replace the Routan. While it is very cool, and I could see it fitting my daily driver needs, it isn't the "family van" I wish they would make. Chrysler is a stop-gap at best, and I am saying that as an owner of a Routan SEL!!
VW, I love the concept as a Golf alternative but PLEASE BUILD A REAL MINIVAN!!!! I don't want a Chrysler, or a Toyota, or a Honda. I WANT A VW!!