We can't even begin to explain how big a mess Chrysler was before Fiat came into the picture.
In 2009, it had just finished a disastrous partnership with Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler and was well on its way to bankruptcy. What better time to sneak in an ill-advised partnership with yet another German automaker just to bring some fresh misery down on everyone's heads?If you bought a Routan within the past four years, you bought a Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country with an accent. That's just fine when you're looking for a durable soccer shuttle, but VW owners aren't paying a premium price just to have their seat backs covered in crayon doodles. In its first year, the Routan sold a disappointing 14,000 vehicles in the U.S.