• Ed Posted: 8/25/2008 4:30am PDT

    nice V|W styling, but apparently a damned chrysler underneath?
    Will it handle as well as a VW?
    Will it be as utterly unreliable as most VWs?
    And WHY oh WHY doesn't it come with a diesel to give it 40 MPG highway???????????

  • mikec Posted: 8/25/2008 8:31am PDT

    It's a shame that my local VW dealer recently went out of business. I would like to take a look at one.

  • JKD Posted: 8/25/2008 10:49pm PDT

    mikec - Don't they have a Chrysler dealership nearby? T&C has a very nice interior for once - I can't see how VW can make it better forcing buyers to pay premium for it and its lousy service and dealer network. Get a Sienna, Odyssey, or even better, Mazda5 with manual if you need a "euro-handling" van.

  • irogigroh Posted: 8/26/2008 12:25am PDT

    I don't get this. Another rebadge. Its so obvious too! Who at VW thought this was a good idea? This is another saab/subaru, saab/GMC-chevy, honda/isuzu, suzuki/nissan, etc. These never work! Anyone with even a passing interest in cars immediately knows what it is, a rebadged vehicle. If I want a VW, why wouldn't I go and buy a proper VW and not some chrysler with a new grill and spiffed up interior? Since VW doesn't make a minivan then that tells me to go shop a company that makes one! Nobody can be that loyal to a brand! And if you are you need help, your missing some great vehicles. It would have been nice if VW changed more of the sheetmetal too, it looks way to similar. If they were going to do it, they could have done it right.
    With all that said, buy the odyssey. What an amazing minivan! I wouldn't be caught dead in a minivan usually, but these are like having your own corporate jet. There clearly the best.
    p.s. - why at VW comes up with these stupid names?! ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JKD Posted: 8/26/2008 11:19am PDT

    again... how is Honda the best minivan if everyone (including Consumer Reports) has the Sienna edging it slightly (reliability, value, availability of options, and power)? VW should have at least made the 4.0 liter standard. This thirsty 3.8 liter with 197 HP is so 80s. Even Jettas come with more power.