Right now, the Volkswagen Routan is largely known for its Brooke Shields ad campaign, but can the Routan become a competitor in the minivan segment? Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder explains why he has doubts. It may not be that the Routan is severely lacking in any specific area, but perhaps that the stars are particularly unaligned at the moment for this new Volkswagen model. Oh, and did we mention Routan production has been completely suspended because of slow sales? Perhaps its future has already been written.