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    Report: Chrysler slows minivan production, hasn't built VW Routan this year
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    Chrysler has slowed production of its Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans this week, Automotive News reports. The Windsor, Ontario plant will cut its three shifts from eight hours each to four hours each in an effort "to align production with market demand," a Chrysler spokesperson ...

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    Report: Volkswagen to resume Routan minivan production in 2013 after all
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    Last week, we reported that production of the Chrysler-based Volkswagen Routan minivan had been halted since July, and its future seemed grim. It appears now that the Volkswagen minivan will live on, with production resuming in 2013. According to an Automotive News report, the Routan will be ...

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    Report: Volkswagen Routan production halted, could lead to vehicle's demise
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    The Volkswagen Routan has quietly been out of production since July, but with a new three-row crossover on the way and a recent back-and-forth spat between Volkswagen executives and Sergio Marchionne of Fiat, it's probable that the 2012 model year could be the last for this minivan. The current ...

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    Los Angeles: Volkswagen confirms three-row utility for Detroit, no Routan replacement in sight
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    At a small media roundtable session with journalists at the Los Angeles Auto Show today, Klaus Bischoff, Volkswagen's head of global design, confirmed that VW's much-rumored three-row utility vehicle will be "most hopefully" revealed at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The vehicle is expected to be ...

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    Cars.com performs ultimate minivan shootout. Guess who won...
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    Cars.com rounded up the year's crop of new minivans for a comparison, the rare thrill being that minivans from every major maker are completely fresh for 2011. The entrants were the Nissan Quest (pictured), Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country, Volkswagen Routan and Dodge ...

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    Volkswagen recalling 12,612 Routans for same ignition problem as Chrysler minivans
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    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Volkswagen is recalling 12,612 Routan minivans for an ignition fault. The recall covers 2010 model year vehicles manufactured between October 2009 and June 2010, and NHTSA says that the vehicles' ignitions may inadvertently switch ...

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    Mommies on Minivans: Practical, but where's the style?
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    2012 Ford C-Max – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota can call the Sienna a swagger wagon all it wants, but the slogan isn't going to make moms any happier about hopping behind the wheel. According to The Detroit Free Press, most mothers aren't fooled by gimmicky marketing or ...

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    Report: Volkswagen Routan might not be back for an encore
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    Volkswagen Routan – Click above for high-res image gallery
    "No decisions have been made regarding the Routan." This according to a source from Volkswagen. Unsurprisingly, the re-branded Chrysler minivan is rumored to be receiving less-than-enthusiastic support from Volkswagen's current ...

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    VW recalls nearly 16,000 Routan minivans on heels of Chrysler callback for same
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    2009 Volkswagen Routan – Click above for high-res image gallery Chrysler recently announced the recall of 285,000 2008 and 2009 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans because of an improperly routed wiring harness in the sliding doors. If you were thinking that your ...

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    Chrysler decides to keep third shift at Windsor minivan plant, VW Routan to live on
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    2009 Volkswagen Routan - click above for a high res image gallery
    Earlier this spring as Chrysler stumbled toward bankruptcy court, one of the announced cost-cutting decisions was the elimination of the third shift at the Windsor assembly plant. That's the factory that produces the Chrysler Town ...

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    Volkswagen Routan recalled for... *magic 8-ball shake*... owner's manual omission?!
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    In Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, one of the characters decries the need for a set of detailed instructions on a packet of toothpicks. Volkswagen might feel the same way now that 18,500 of its 2009 Routan minivans are being recalled because their owner's manuals don't include a required warning ...

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    Goodbye, Routan? VW minivan reportedly not long for this world
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    Volkswagen Routan - Click above for high-res gallery
    That the Volkswagen Routan has been a dismal failure is probably one of the worst kept secrets in the industry, but until now, few have taken stock of just how poorly the badge-engineered minivan was selling.The idea was fairly straightforward, ...

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    Nein, danke: VW not interested in buying Chrysler minivan business
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    Click above to view high-resolution images from our first drive of the Volkswagen Routan
    With Chrysler's fortunes swirling around the drain, it's widely expected that the only way it will survive is as individual parts swallowed by other automakers. But while the costly Viper operation may find a ...

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    First Drive: 2009 Volkswagen Routan
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    2009 Volkswagen Routan – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Volkswagen Routan's "German Engineering" ad campaign has provided plenty of irony-laced comedic fodder for the Autoblog water-cooler, and VW's own press release doesn't help, heralding the Routan as "a stylish alternative ...

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    VIDEO: Brooke Shields pretending VW Routan is NOT a Dodge Caravan
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    Click above to watch video after the jump
    In what could very possibly be the worst auto-related commercial we have ever seen, Volkswagen has somehow convinced Brooke Shields (really Brooke, are things this bad?) to shill its new, at least to VW showrooms, Caravan Routan minivan. Apparently, what ...

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    Volkswagen offering 0% financing on all 2008 models
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    Volkswagen typically shies away from massive rebates, but tough sledding on the sales floor had led the German automaker to take drastic measures. All 2008 models can be had with 0% financing for a limited time, which should help VW dealers clear inventory before the '09 models arrive. The 0% ...

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    More creative incentives: Buy a VW Routan and get $1,500 for college
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Volkswagen RoutanThe new Volkswagen Routan minivan hasn't even gone on sale yet and there is already an incentive on its hood. This one, however, is not your typical cash back deal. Instead, Volkswagen is working under the assumption that the people likely to ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #87
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    The Chicago Auto Show wasn't that eventful, but that's what we lead off Autoblog Podcast episode #87 with. The Challenger was the biggest deal, followed by the Denali XT, and then a bunch of inconsequential things. We did find ourselves talking about the Suzuki Equator and the Ford Transit Connect, ...

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    Chicago 2008: Volkswagen unveils the newish Routan minivan
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    click above to view more high-res pics of the VW Routan Fumbling out of the "why bother" category here at the Chicago Auto Show is the 2009 Volkswagen Routan, which is their new minivan based on the Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Caravan platform. Oddly, Volkswagen opened up its presentation ...

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    Chicago 2008 preview: Volkswagen Routan leaks out
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Volkswagen Routan. var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Volkswagen_unveils_new_minivan_Snoozing_ensues'; Well, thanks to the German pub Autobild you can now see the collaborative efforts of Chrysler and Volkswagen in the form of the VW Routan. ...

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