2009 Volkswagen Routan S

My nephew Marshal and I walked out of the restaurant, toward the Routan.

"Oh, you have a Volkswagen van!" he exclaimed.

"Well, kind of," I replied. "What do you know about VW vans?"

"I have lots of friends with them," Marshal said. "We've gone camping in them. They're very cool. Westfalias."

"Well, this is not quite the same thing," I explained. "This is a Chrysler minivan that's been rebadged as a Volkswagen."

Marshal got in, looked around, and said, "Why in the world would Volkswagen allow Chrysler to put VW badges on this thing?"

Joe DeMatio, Executive Editor

New Car Research

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