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Old 03-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #15
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Somewhat off the subject however; VW Routan that is a Chrysler with a VW badge.

The Chrysler minivan never has had great ratings in Consumer Reports so why on earth would you want to put your VW badge on it.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:35 PM   #16
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We are a 4 VW family: 2007 Salsa Red VW convertible (lots of fun!), 2003 VW Eurovan, 1969 VW Beetle, and 1968 VW single cab. We belong to and attend VW events every year. We have a tall, tacky trophy that we won at a VW event in the mixed category where we displayed our Eurovan hitched to our Burro fiberglass trailer.

I have never been attracted to either the Routan (although it is looking a bit more like our Eurovan in recent years) or the Tourag (or the Passat, the Jetta, the Tigua, or the GTI, etc.). So many of the US VW cars are just cookie-cutter versions of something you could buy that is made here. If I am going to buy something that is not made here, I want it to look and be different. Otherwise, I would buy that Chrysler (and we did but a Chrysler minivan, before I put a huge crease in the side of it).

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Old 03-19-2012, 05:03 PM   #17
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Cindy, I'm with you on the VWs look sadly like everything else on the road these days. I have a hard time distinguishing a Jetta from a Corolla from a Civic from a Taurus.... I'm thinking hard about maybe next year replacing the olde Subaru with a Jetta wagon, and its kind of disappointing that they have lost their distinctive VW profile.
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I have a 1974 Thing. Nothing cookie cutter about that Thing.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:22 PM   #19
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We had 7 VWs over the years including 3 diesels.

I recently changed timing belt on my 06 VW Jetta and understand now why dealers are charging over $1k for this maintenance task and also understand that you really, really need to trust a person who does it. For my next car lack of timing belt just surfaced to top decision criteria; Subaru included.

I searched for “timing belt horror” and a lots of VWs and Audis surfaced. I am glad that the trend is reversing back to timing chains.

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No cookie cutter in our Beetles (either the 2007 or 1969) nor our Eurovan nor our pickup either. They all draw lots of eyes and lots of thumbs-up signs, especially from boomers like us, and skate-boarders . Too bad the Eurovan and 2007 Beetle are not as easy to fix as our '69 and '68 (and your Thing, Darwin). You could drive down the highway with a screwdriver and fix them.

Jen, my uncle was a VW mechanic. When he left VW, he went to Subaru, because he said that it was so similar to the VW.

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Old 03-19-2012, 06:02 PM   #21
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At $86,000 you could buy an actual, real, honest truck AND a trailer or slide-in camper an still have enough $$$$ for a LOT of fuel for travel as well!

Are these guys enjoying recreational pharmaceuticals?
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:18 PM   #22
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I just have to say that as I was writing my last response, the hubby, who is a school superintendent mind you with the van parked in the supt spot, came out to his van to see a hand-signed note from "Miguel" under the washer blade that said Miguel should be contacted when we are ready to sell our Eurovan.

That happens to us a lot with our VWs.

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:17 PM   #23
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Rear slide-out on Sprinter

Similar idea but on short wheelbase Sprinter. No picture so it could be very new. If regular Roadtrek is about $100K this one could be $150K or just to $200K to have some negotiation room.

Roadtrek Motorhome, RV Camper Van, Class B Motor Homes

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Interesting and wonderfully gimmicky. But before I spent $86K on one of these, I'd sooner spend $100K on a Tiger motor home. But first I'd have to hit a lottery or something.
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