2009 Volkswagen Routan with BRAND NEW rear entry mobility conversion (* best crash tests of any wheelchair van ever tested)
Miles 49,000!
Current Price: $25,900

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The latest expansion here at Wheelchair Van Oasis begins with this particular van. There has been two years of research, prep and planning leading to our newest offering, which will be 2008 or newer (’08 is first year of the current body style) Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country or Volkswagen Routan. We acquire a van and then ship it to a fantastic company in Kentucky (chosen after much consideration and comparison), which performs a complete, substantial, top-quality, built-tough, easy-to-use, rear entry mobility conversion.

Highlights of This Van:

*apx. $ (coming soon) of new and very recent mechanical service: details below
(extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $ coming soon)

* Volkswagen minivans are darn rare. Extremely rare to find one that is a wheelchair van

* Yes, this conversion is BRAND NEW (completed in Kentucky in May 2016)

Options and Equipment


3.8 liter 6 cylinder and auto with overdrive, with grey cloth interior. Includes popular power and convenience features such as: power windows, locks and mirrors; tilt wheel and cruise control; CD stereo


Custom stripes/graphics


* Deep channel in the center rear of the van: middle of the floor area is lowered almost to the rear of the front seats. This deep channel creates whopping 57 inches of entry clearance! There is plenty of channel and ramp width for nearly all manual or power wheelchairs. Of particular note is that 57 inches is a super entry clearance dimension for a minivan mobility van.

* Rear hatch: opens in the usual way, same as an unconverted van

* Wonderful ramp: transitions smoothly from the end of the channel in the floor down to the ground and has a super 800-pound capacity. Has a nifty, newly designed and engineered assist mechanism. Even a small child can use this ramp, because it only requires 7 pounds of effort to raise or lower it.

* Two super-simple latches secure the ramp: designed to be easy to operate, even for folks with weak hands, arthritis or even with gloves on.

* Two single-person seats in middle area: these are on either side of the forward portion of the floor channel. Ready to use anytime and they do not impede the ability to roll and park a wheelchair in the front of the channel. These seats utilize the original 3-point VW seatbelts

* Two-person seat in the rear area: holds one or two, or can be folded up in a matter of seconds if not in use. When in use, this seat utilizes the original 3-point seatbelt system from VW.

* Various anchor point locations: these are installed in the floor, for securing wheelchair

* Anchor straps: includes set of 4 brand new, easily adjustable straps

Dimensions, capacity and specifications:

Please feel free to email or call me with any such questions. I will gladly assist with anything you wish to know. I have discovered that due to the unique way each person evaluates, measures and expresses their needs, I can be most helpful regarding this subject if we communicate directly.

History of Ownership:

Has had only two owners of approximately equal amounts of time.


This vehicle is 'CERTIFIED': There are a combined 76 mechanical and cosmetic aspects  included in the Wheelchair Van Oasis "Certification" process.   A foundational step of the rejuvenation process is when each vehicle receives an extensive inspection by an objective, independent  third- party service and repair facility.  Suggested service, repairs and improvements are then performed by various professional specialists.   The  result is your assurance  that each of the 76 aspects  meets  or exceeds the condition level of good, or satisfactory.

For details regarding list of 76 cosmetic and mechanical aspects, please click here. Each van does of course have various elements which exceed the promised level of good or satisfactory, which the "Certified" program assures.  Some are brand new improvements performed during rejuvenation.  And others are obvious service or repairs performed recently, prior to my ownership.  As for those, I only list here those positives which are certain, based on my either having a receipt, and/or due to being obvious to the inspecting-mechanic.  I refer to these as  "NEW OR RECENTLY SERVICED ASPECTS".

Here are the new and recent items:


Details coming soon

*apx. $ (coming soon) of new and very recent mechanical service: details below
(extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $ coming soon)

Carfax Report Summary

(Carfax is a widely used database which indicates the history of a vehicle including accidents, prior owners, etc.)

Nothing notably negative or unusual: No airbags deployed...No damage leading to such report notes as salvage, totaled, etc...no "red marks" on the report...no major accident...no lemon history, no odometer tampering, no derogatory remarks on the state-issued title

You Might Like To Know...
* Each of my vans has a superb paint sealant as the final step of the extreme detail. If you were to have a professional apply a treatment the cost would be several hundred dollars.
* This most recent generation of this premium conversion achieved the best crash tests of any wheelchair van ever produced

About Dodge Caravan / Volkswagen Routan / Chrysler Town & Country?
In 2008, Dodge and Chrysler presented the world with its first major redesign of their famous minivans (they invented the market segment, back in the early 80’s) since 1996. The visual difference is pretty dramatic, compared to the 1996-2007 model. What many folks don't know is this: there was a very close ownership relationship between Volkswagen, Dodge and Chrysler in 2008 when this body style emerged. For this reason, Volkswagen had been fully involved in the design, specs and evolution of the new version of the largest selling minivan, which is Dodge Caravan. In 2008 all three of these brands began selling vans that are extremely similar to each other. Generally, it is considered that the VW Routan is a bit more stylish and attractive, inside and out, as compared to the Caravan or Town & Country. German design cues. Very notably, these three models and brands are nearly identical in every functional, fundamental way, however, they do vary in aesthetic and cosmetic details.

Summary of this Gem
This van presents an opportunity for you to own a very modern wheelchair van, which has a BRAND NEW mobility conversion, for a price that is a fraction of the cost of a typical new minivan with lowered floor conversion. This van will be in our usual Certified condition, following cosmetic and functional rejuvenation and will include a valuable warranty, as does each of our vans.

VW Routan is an attractive, sporty minivan
Sporty stripes
comfortable, safe,easy, sporty
These middle area seats are new and are part of the new mobility conversion. Notice that the floor channel for the wheelchair goes nearly to the rear edge of front seats
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When hatch is lifted, you see the stowed ramp, ready to fold down
Super heavy duty, extra safe, easy-to-use latches are on each side of ramp
Very gentle ramp angle makes rolling a wheelchair easy and smooth
Rear portion of floor and ramp have some angle to them, but the forward area of channel is nicely level for comfortable parking position
Only takes a few seconds to fold down this seat. The factory 3-point seatbelts are utilized for these passengers
simple and attractive gauge/controls/dash area
There is plenty of width for wheelchair and a person on each side. Noelle is a medium-size woman and this is a medium size wheelchair. There are several inches of remaining headroom above her head
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Very well-proven 3.8 liter motor
When stowed, this ramp and extra rear seat is silent and solid
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You may notice that this rear seat is at a bit of a slope, but it becomes level when a person sits on it

* I apologize for any unclear photos. At times, the conditions make a clear photo impossible.

If you would like more information or to see and drive this vehicle,
please call Rick at 541-973-7377.