Buy Our Minivan, Give Your College Fund a Boost: VW

$1,500 incentive offered with purchase of Routan model
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2008 7:05 PM CDT
Volkswagen America president and CEO Stefan Jacoby, left, introduces the Volkswagen Routan with Ulrich Hackenburg during the Chicago Auto Show on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, in Chicago.    (AP Photo/Jerry Lai)
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(Newser) – Volkswagen is offering an innovative incentive to parents to buy their Chrysler-built Routan minivan: $1,500 in a college savings plan, Left Lane News reports. The partnership with Upromise might pale to those with more pressing concerns (or who hate planning ahead), though: Chrysler itself is offering a credit card that locks in gas prices for three years.