"i understand this car was made by dodge and so you can imagine how inferior they made it compared to their grand caravan. If you are a user start thinking fast.
The worse part is the value you get for trade in."
"We bought this van a little over a year ago. At first, I was pretty happy. I really wanted a GM Traverse after having a Trailblazer, but we needed something with better gas mileage. I liked it a first, and was fairly happy, but now things are starting to fall apart. The transmission slams after turns, there have been SIX recalls or "Customer Satisfaction Campaigns". There is intermittent moisture in the right headlamp which the dealer says they don't have a fix for unless they actually see it. They even ran a garden hose over to see if it leaks!!! Very high tech. Now, I describe the car as "driving a tin can". It's not solid, the left sliding door rattles and the seat moves when you accelerate. I have about had it with this car, but it's not worth what we paid for it now so we are stuck. I will never buy another one again. Our next car, we are going back to GMC-never had a problem with the Trailblazer. Our Camry's engine exploded. Buy American!!!!"
"Volkswagon has always made good vehicles. I have to say the new Routan is excellent!!! I absolutely love it!! Never have any problems with it, smooth ride, very comfortable. This van will be with us for many years to come. Way to go VW!"
Cons: "city fuel consumption, and third row legroom"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I love my 2010 routan mine is silver,its the se with dvd package, it has very good power and a nice steering feel, and very easy brakes. I can see everything around me when I'm driving it. And have had one small problem, the problem was the right power door was not sounding right i took it to the dealer and they fixed it at no cost has acted up since and its been awhile. we have traveled with it about 15 times to different places and its very quit on the highway and the fuel consumption is good about 27mpg ,but in the city i avg 13mpg . I love my minivan"
"SEL premium package has more toys than any minivan I have ever seen...in my work I deal with all high end cars (Mercedes, Bentley, Rolls Royce, etc...)and this van is just as nice on the interior...both side doors are power open/close 3rd rows seat power folds into floor, 3 screens for dvds, moon roof, remote start, sun shades built into side doors, huge storage area in the floors, heated front and rear seats, the list goes on and on..."
Pros: "Fun to drive, lots of room, excellent visibility"
Cons: "Not a sports car!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have owned two other minivans and this is by far the best one I have ever owned. The steering and suspension make the car fun to drive. The interior has creature comforts galore and the auto sliding side doors make getting in with groceries a snap. Autostart and heated seats take the edge off the Alaska winters. Mine has 25K miles on it, had a pinhole in an AC hose when I got it and one repair to the electronic traction control when it was brand new. Otherwise the only time it's been to the dealer is for the free oil changes. Hard to say about a minivan, but I love this car!"
"Very happy with my car, good seating for my bad back, has been recalled but service has been excellent! Electric glich with back seats but repair still under warrety. Drives so nice , good in rain and snow, actually better than my subaru. leather seats beautiful. have the SEL version with tow package, uses as much gas as the subaru too."
"We have had our Routan for almost 2 years and absolutely love it! It has great styling and great features, which make traveling with our family very enjoyable. The amount of storage is incredible, with under floor storage, as well as a 2 glove compartments. The rear back-up camera is great, as are so many of the other features. The video system allows the rear seat passengers to watch a different movie than the middle seat pasengers. Decent gas mileage, we get around 22 mpg on the highway."
"First minivan and not at all impressed. We should have known the minute we raised the hood and saw Chrysler. Vehicle spends more time in the dealer for repairs than in my driveway. Now filing for Lemon Law. Horrible resale value. Big dissapointment."
"I also have had multiple brake problems. I am still having break problems. My brakes have been replaced, front and back. I have not enjoyed having to take my van in for more than 10 different recalls. The dealership does not offer a rental car, so you must sit and wait for the recall to be done. I would not recommend buying one. I just received another recall notice this week."