Vehicles Axed in 2013

Vehicles Axed in 2013
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Volkswagen Routan

Ostensibly named after a pair of Russian islands chillin’ in the East Siberian Sea, the Volkswagen Routan was the automaker’s latest ill-fated minivan. We say “was” because it’s no more, having been exterminated from their lineup. And so much for “German engineering;” it was essentially a rebadged Chrysler Town & Country (apparently folks in Wolfsburg didn’t get the memo that it’s no longer Daimler Chrysler). Chances are we’d all agree this is one product that should have never been built.

  • MistyGreen

    Wait a sec, the Tribeca came out as a 2013 model and is now out as a 2014.

  • Zack

    A simple list with descriptions and pictures is nice. I hate these slideshows you have to wait to load…

  • Verge Godemiché

    Regarding the Audi TT-RS, the article complains that 5-cylinder engines are not enjoyable and “go against physics.” Then it says the motor was fantastic in the TT-RS. Is your author schizophrenic?

    I seem to remember some awesome Audi Quattro 20-valve 5-cylinder rallye cars back in the 80’s. This motor is a VW-Audi staple. If I remember correctly Audi first employed the 5-cylinder engine in the 1976 Audi 100. Bullsh*t about “moaning like a camel.” I think they’ve got it working like a champ over the last 38 years.

  • ColumWood

    I believe Craig was complaining about the regular 2.5L 5-cyl used in the Golf and other cars. The Audi’s TT-RS’s 2.5T is amazing. We’re big fans! http://www.autoguide.com/manufacturer/audi/2012-audi-ttrs-review-video-1800.html