Yep, the last manufacturer from whom I'd by a vehicle! The worst reliability in the industry...
LeftieBiker wrote:It's a shame we'll be getting it from Chrysler/Fiat.
I'm very excited to see this car announced. Sounds like the perfect replacement for our current Dodge Grand Caravan. We love our Caravan BTW. 143,000 miles. Have had little trouble with the drive train. Have had some past issues with power sliding doors and the drivers side window, but otherwise has been fairly reliable. Drives well, handles pretty well and has enormous cargo capacity. Four of us camped in it recently. I've carried full 4x8 sheets of plywood in it. Recently built a simple bike carrier that lets us put 4 bicycles INSIDE the van, upright, still with room for plenty of stuff. We did a weeklong trip taking our bikes along.
30 miles range is the minimum to make it useful in my book but it meets that criteria. The panoramic sunroof looks awesome (spoiling), adaptive cruise control sounds like a neat gadget.
I'm curious to see how much of a premium they'll charge over a non PHEV minivan.
Also found the Budd.E to be interesting, but looks like a concept vehicle, not close to reality. Lots of talk and woefully little action from VW. They have bigger issues these days.