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Volkswagen Routan Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • chwtomchwtom Posts: 21
    Dark Blue 09 Routan SEL with grey leather seats and RES. Price is 33990 (3000 under msrp) with 0% financing for 72 months.

    Note: I did not have a baby just to get one, but we are having a baby next month.
  • chwtomchwtom Posts: 21
    forgot to mention they threw in a 5yr/100k vw platinum warranty as well.
  • nt31nt31 Posts: 1
    Dark Blue 09 Routan SEL with gray leather and RES (must be popular!).

    MSRP $36990, payed $33750.

    Added 7yr VW Platinum warranty for $1880.
  • glr3glr3 Posts: 2
    Red Routan SEL with RSE, 39390 MSRP, bought for 31600 (cash price, no financing).
  • My husband and I just purchased a VW Routan, black, rse, with 100K mile warranty for 33,500, zero % financing for 66 months. I was also happy to hear that the state of South Carolina (I am assuming to help the state's slumping auto sales) is only charging a flat $300 in sales tax on new vehicles. I can claim this $300 on my taxes next year, thanks to the recent stimulus act of recouping new car sales tax. We looked at Honda, Kia, Toyota, Town and Country, Grand Caravan...and thought the VW had the best interior, best handling, best proclaimed gas mileage, and best financing options out there! And hey...if for some reason Chrysler goes under, and they no longer build the Routan for VW in Canada...maybe this van will become one of those crazy sort of collector items. Who knows...I am just happy VW is servicing the vehicle, not Chrysler.
  • iwantnewiwantnew Posts: 10
    Dear group,
    I was quoted Routan S-with rear seat entertainment for 19,999. Is that a good price?
    how is the quality of van. Are you happy with it so far.
    appreciate your input.
  • Is that OutTheDoor price?
  • iwantnewiwantnew Posts: 10
    no.
    price+6%tax+tag (~180)
  • That is a great price. Quality so far has been good.
  • jjho72jjho72 Posts: 5
    SEL with RSE + Navigation + Trim Pack3
    $29989
    $1380 Platinum Warranty 6yr/60k
    Had the van for three days and everything is great so far.
  • Is $29,989 the drive out price?

    Is the extended warranty taxable?
  • jjho72jjho72 Posts: 5
    $33485 was drive out price. Extended warranty wasn't taxed.
  • Could you please post the state/dealer? Thanks in advance!
  • New to the forum - certainly a lot of resources and information. Currently interested in a Routan - I am wondering what rebates and APR deals anyone is currently being offered? Thanks!
  • jjho72jjho72 Posts: 5
    VA/Lindsay Volkswagen
  • jjho72 - thanks for your information. Another quick question - did you take the rebates they offered and higher APR or 0% APR with less rebates to get to your final number? Thanks!
  • jjho72jjho72 Posts: 5
    I took the rebate with no incentive on finance. Those numbers are what you would be paying by cash.
  • jatmobilejatmobile Posts: 21
    We picked up a Silver SEL Premium with NAV and RSE this weekend. The only option left out was the towing prep package.. We could have bought it for 32,285 + tax + Registration but because we opted for the special financing, we paid 36,285 + tax + registration and 0% apr for 72 months.. i calculated my offer to the dealer as follows... $40,800(Invoice) - $1500(Discount for RSE) - $2000(VWs Cash Back w/ 0%) = $37,300 ... I offerred $1015 under that final amount of $37,300 making my offer $36,285 ... I know there is $500 out there in addition for Owner Loyalty but we don't qualify for that, and there is additional $500 for the NY auto show.. all you have to do is got the VW booth at the auto show, and they will give you a voucher for $500 towards the purchase of a new VW... even without the extra 500 for loyalty and 500 for the autshow, the dealer jumped on my offer of $36,285 + the 0% apr for 72 months... I hope that helps others in the market for a Routan.... I am in NJ and we got the car from Trend.
  • zerodownzerodown Posts: 7
    What's the $2000 cash back with 0%? I thought it was only the 0% without a cash back?

    I'm looking to buy one this weekend.

    $40,800 seems a bit high for invoice to me. I'm seeing it a little over 37k on carsdirect and edmunds. Did I miss something?
  • jatmobilejatmobile Posts: 21
    The invoice for an SEL Premimum with the combo package PA9(NAV & RSE) is approximately 40,500 +... the 37K u talk about sounds more like an SEL, without the premium... as far as the 2000 cash back is concerned, here is the break down... there is 1500 cash back if you get a Routan with a RSE... now, you can opt for 6000 more in cash back, making the total cash back 7500 if you buy the van out right, without opting for the special finance rate of 0%.. on top of the 7500 you can get an additional 500 for loyalty and another 500 if you are near the NY area for the NY auto show...

    now... if you go for the financing instead, the RSE cash back is still 1500, plus you can get an additional 2000 cash back and still get the 0% apr and that too for 72 months, if you go to a wholesale dealer... the loyalty and the auto show cash still appplies... remember one thing.. the 1500 cash back for the RSE and 500 for loyalty and auto show is VW cash back to you... you are absolutely entitled to it.. the 2000 or the 6000(mentioned above) is VW cash back to the dealer and the dealer does not have to pass it on to you... but in todays market, they are just happy to make a sale and make the basic sales commission on the car which i believe is about $200 plus the hold back... Good Luck....

    where are you located b.t.w.? check this link out

    http://www.fitzmall.com/fitzway/carfind/RESULTSB.ASP?V_XREFID=FCGR549613:2008-10- -30T23:04:02.390
  • iloveyouiloveyou Posts: 8
    That is an amazing deal: basically 1K less than the dealer cost, is that right? If so, do they take a 1K loss or do they make it up some other way?

    My research indicates the cashback may vary by trim: S (4,000), SE (5,000), and SEL (6,000). That's what it looks like, but can anyone confirm this?

    I am looking to buy either an SE or SE/RSE in Seattle area. Does anyone live in Pacific Northwest?

    Thanks!
  • jatmobilejatmobile Posts: 21
    "That is an amazing deal: basically 1K less than the dealer cost, is that right? If so, do they take a 1K loss or do they make it up some other way?"

    The dealer will make up for it through "PART" of his hold back... on top of the cashback figures you mention above, add an extra 1500 for RSE and another 500 if you currently have a VW anywhere in your household...
  • rio_rio_ Posts: 2
    Thanks jatmobile for the great info....a few Qs about your post #21

    You mention that one can get 0% for 72 months (up from 60mo) if you go to a "wholesale dealer". How does one identify a wholesale dealer compared to a regular one. I'm in Los Angeles.

    If you are ~$1K under invoice you mentioned that the dealer makes up for it through part of the "hold back". What is a "hold back"?

    Thanks!
    Rio
  • iloveyouiloveyou Posts: 8
    i just bought an SEL + Trim Package #3 (includes Sun/Moon Roof, etc.)

    it was listed for $36,675 MSRP $34,126 INVOICE

    ...

    i got it for over way under "invoice." i can tell you if you want to know - basically they took off the hold back as well as the so called "extra" hold back just to get the van out the door. To get this deal, i had to pick one out of their lot - i could have done without the sunroof, but it was so low we just went ahead with it.
  • iloveyouiloveyou Posts: 8
    Continued from above post...

    I got an email quote from one dealer for less than $25,000 (SEL with no option).

    This was a great price, i thought. But, they did not have the color / trim i wanted and it was a bit far from home. So, i called another dealer who was closer and had a white one. This dealer offered to beat it by a couple hundred bucks.

    The next day we went down to look at the white SEL they had. But, when we actually saw / drove it, we just could not warm up it - we hated the color.

    But we were very comfortable there (really nice folks) and did not really want to venture out to other dealer who might wear us out. Also the dealer offered additional discount if we picked anything from their lot.

    So, after few cups of coffee, we decided to go for a silver one with TP3, which was another two grand. At first i did not care for it because i am over 6' But, sitting in it wasn't that bad. And my wife really liked it.

    iloveyoukrisiamthat
  • iloveyouiloveyou Posts: 8
    We have had the Silver SEL + TP3 for a couple of days now, and we totally love it - far better than the old technology odyssey or sienna, IMO.

    The word has is not yet out about this fabulous van with the lastest technology designed in by German engineering. it feels like a Volkswagen, and it feels like a European!

    Having spoken to few dealer, i don't think the recent rebate was a huge success in terms of sales, mainly because people did not know about the rebate for this brand new design from VW.

    iloveyoukrisiamthat (i)
  • vanneededvanneeded Posts: 9
    Aboout to close the deal on a new Routan - I am taking the option of more cash off but higher APR. What rate have people been offered for 60 or 72 months through Volkswagen? Thanks!
  • vanneededvanneeded Posts: 9
    REPORTS APRIL 2009 SALES
    Best Routan sales month ever
    HERNDON, Va.—Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced April 2009 sales of 16,289 units, a 16.1 percent decrease over April 2008 sale of 19,415 units.
    Volkswagen’s European tuned minivan, Routan, posted its best sales month ever with 2,606 unit sales. The New Beetle also performed well in April with its best sales month since August of 2008.
    “Our new products continue to sell well and are helping us gain important market share.” said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “Products like our Tiguan and stylish CC continue to perform well. We are extremely pleased that our seven passenger minivan, Routan, posted its best sales month ever.
  • iloveyouiloveyou Posts: 8
    i just checked carsdirect, and the $6,000 rebate seems to be gone for now. i hope it will come back for the new buyers - maybe in few days/weeks.

    BTW, how can you have the "best sales month ever" when it was down 19% from last year? Still, i am happy to hear it did well. it's the best van out there, by far, IMHO. :D

    iLoveyouKrisiamthat (Q)
  • iloveyouiloveyou Posts: 8
    VW-US Snapshot

    Rabbit 610 1,809 -66.3% 2,797 6,860 -59.2%
    GTI 475 1,173 -59.5% 1,957 3,943 -50.4%
    R32 6 399 -98.5% 132 1,603 -91.8%
    Total Rabbit/GTI/R32 1,091 3,381 4,886 12,406 -60.6%

    Jetta Sdn 4,937 7,171 -31.2% 21,684 29,112 -25.5%
    SportWagen 1,084 - 0.0% 3,949 - N/A
    Total Jetta 6,021 7,171 -16.0% 25,633 29,112 -12.0%

    New Beetle - Coupe 1,467 1,585 -7.4% 3,456 4,700 -26.5%
    - Convertible 379 1,218 -68.9% 1,291 3,503 -63.1%
    Total New Beetle 1,846 2,803 -34.1% 4,747 8,203 -42.1%

    Eos 597 1,663 -64.1% 1,969 4,827 -59.2%
    Passat Sdn 861 3,045 -71.7% 3,343 10,342 -67.7%
    Wgn 182 628 -71.0% 790 2,245 -64.8%
    Total Passat 1,043 3,673 -71.6% 4,133 12,587 -67.2%

    CC 1,640 - N/A 6,871 N/A
    Tiguan 1,206 - N/A 4,074 - N/A
    Touareg 239 724 -67.0% 1,299 2,835 -54.2%

    Routan 2,606 - N/A 4,801 - N/A

    TOTAL 16,289 19,415 -16.1% 58,413 69,970 -16.5%

    http://sev.prnewswire.com/auto/20090501/DE0965001052009-1.html
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