We went to a VW dealership last w/e and by sheer coincidence, a Routan had just been brought in from a VW dealership manager across town. It was a demo car I guess. Twlight gray, beige interior, SE but loaded (Nav, dual DVD, power everything, they said leather - - but do they mean leatherETTE?, lots of good stuff).
Of course it is a "special" :-) They are asking $26,450. We have a trade in that shouldn't get us any more than $2,500-$3,000.
We looked at Siennas, I don't like them. Honda Odyssey's are pretty fabulous, and expensive. Don't want to spend that much right now. Found a 2010 loaded Honda Odyssey EX-L with 33,000 miles for $27,000 and that makes our decision harder (but is has a dirty Carfax, accident with functional damage...)
I am on the fence about the Routan, I've read horror stories about the brakes but think that much of this issue was resolved for the 2011 models.
Help me out. What do you think about the price and the car in general. I know it's not a true VW, but that's okay with me. Chrysler has been making vans for a long time, I'm okay with that partnership.
Thanks for any help!