We like Volkswagen. We do. Good people, those Volkswageners. SportWagens, Sciroccos and all that other stuff. They've also got a great history of making vans. We love VW EuroVans and Microbuses. They're van people. That's why we're so disappointed with the Volkswagen Routan, which is essentially a rebadged Chrysler Town & Country. This isn't to say that we don't like the T&C. It's a nice van and the VW is better-looking than the T&C (though lacks some of the Chrysler's best features). What bothers us is history. It's tradition! You make some great vans in other countries right now, VW, and we'd love to have one. To make matters worse, you even call one of these vans the Volkswagen California!. I think we join BLS in saying a big OY! Back to the Jalopnik Day Of Atonement main page.