The engine is not made by Volkswagen. The VW Routan has a town and country engine in it. And that's a good thing because repairs cost less this way. The mechanic said our van is "special" because it evidently has an identity crisis being it has a VW body but a Town and Country (I think that's Chrysler maybe?) engine.
What I like about the van is the roominess of it. I also like how the farthest back seat will fold down into the floorboard to make a huge area to pack stuff. I also like that the van will fit our entire family of five people and our two dogs. What I don't like is that the van has a few problems that we can not afford to get fixed, the rear passenger window quit working. I also don't like that the AC sucks up all the gas really fast when we use it and we need the AC because we have very hot summers here.