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Volkswagen Handicap Van Conversions

Volkswagen Vans converted to wheelchair vans by AMS Vans

The Volkswagen Routan is the result of a collaborative effort between Volkswagen and Chrysler.

Chrysler's incomparable experience crafting top-quality, innovative minivans fused with the trademark styling of Volkswagen to create a minivan with quality as exceptional as it is beautiful. Built with an upgraded German suspension and frame that earned the reputation of being one of the safest in the industry, the familiar headlights, grill, and sleek, fashionable dashboard layout of the Volkswagen were added to make the award-winning Routan.

The Routan comes standard with safety and luxury options other companies sell as optional upgrades. A 3.8 liter V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission give you the power and stability you need to drive in any weather conditions safely. Sixteen-inch steel-alloy wheels, full power accessories, air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, heated side mirrors, and a six-speaker CD/MP3 audio system with auxiliary input immerse you in luxury every time you get in the Routan. Optional upgrades include a 4.0 liter V6 engine, 17-inch alloy wheels, power sliding side doors, tri-zone manual climate control, power driver seat with driver memory, rear sunshades, power adjustable pedals, power lift gate, back-up camera, satellite radio, navigation system, fog lamps, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, sunroof, remote engine start, rear parking assist, stereo upgrades, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Volkswagen converted to AMS Vans Legend AMS Vans Legend This side entry handicap van conversion comes standard with a powered ramp and has room for multiple wheelchair users.
Volkswagen converted to AMS Vans Edge AMS Vans Edge The rear entry Edge provides manual ramp access through the back of the van for the wheelchair user.
Volkswagen converted to AMS Vans Edge II AMS Vans Edge II The Edge II is a rear entry accessible minivan conversion, with a long channel to accommodate two wheelchair users.

The Routan's Features

The Routan's customizable options don't end with the interior. The exterior is available in four trim levels. Unlike other minivans, many of the standard features on the Routan's higher trim levels can be added to lower trim levels. This sporty alternative to the "common" minivan doesn't skimp on style or safety. The sophisticated Routan minivan features stability control, full-length side-curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, and a perfect score in front- and side-impact government crash tests, fulfilling every buyer's want and need.

The AMS Vans Handicap Conversion Process for the Volkswagen Routan

If you're shopping to buy a wheelchair accessible Volkswagen Routan, know that the design of the AMS Vans conversion is like no other. With minimal changes to the van's structure, the AMS Vans conversion begins with lowering the minivan floor 10" while leaving the driver's side rocker panel intact. The lowered floor allows the wheelchair user to roll smoothly up the ramp and into the minivan. This process of converting a Volkswagen Routan into a lowered-floor ramp van is standard in both side and rear conversions.

During the Conversion:

  1. Side door and floor lowered 10"
  2. Rear suspension replaced with computer designed multi-leaf springs for added support
  3. Non-slip power wheelchair ramp installed
  4. New carpet and rubber center flooring installed
  5. Full set of body ground effects painted to match
  6. Wheelchair tie-downs and anchor points included with every modified van
Buy, Sell, Trade Your Van! Buy, Convert, or Sell Your Van! New and used Volkswagen handicap vans are available nationwide for families and businesses like accessible taxis, nursing homes, medical transport, and more. Volkswagen Wheelchair Vans in Stock Find Volkswagen handicap vans for sale with wheelchair ramps. Choose from accessible minivans with new and used conversions in both side and rear entry models. Modify a Volkswagen Minivan Convert a new or used Volkswagen minivan to be wheelchair accessible in any of the AMS Vans models. Sell Accessible Volkswagen Minivan Sell your used Volkswagen wheelchair van direct to AMS Vans for a great price, quick cash, and free nationwide pick-up. Sell Un-Modified Volkswagen Minivan AMS Vans buys late-model, used Volkswagen minivans for wheelchair van conversions, and we pick them up at your location free of charge!
AMS Vans Information on conversions Want to Know More? Learn about the options for delivery, service, warranty information, and funding options on the AMS Vans Volkswagen handicap van conversion for your family or business. AMS Vans Conversion Warranty Info AMS Vans wheelchair van conversions do not void the original warranties on the unmodified Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts. Volkswagen Mobility Rebates If you are buying a brand new Volkswagen minivan, you may be qualified to save money on your conversion or additional mobility equipment. Funding Wheelchair Vans Financial assistance for wheelchair vans is available from third-party resources through loans, grants, and other funding sources. Nationwide Delivery We deliver your vehicle right to your door! Our accessible minivans can be parked at your front door in as little as 24 hours, depending on your location.
We stand behind our wheelchair van conversions, offering a great warranty on AMS Vans-brand handicap van conversions. Buy a Volkswagen Routan already converted from our inventory of used handicap vans with new or used conversion, see new wheelchair vans in our current inventory, or ask us about modifying a new Volkswagen Routan minivan.

Mobility Freedom Starts Right Here, Right Now | New Conversions and Used Wheelchair Vans for Sale

AMS Vans offers affordable New and Used Handicap vans, minivans, trucks, and SUV’s available in all of the major brands. Browse our on-line inventory and find the perfect van that suits your needs. All of the wheelchair vans we sell pass our rigorous 134-point certification inspection!

Wheelchair Van Specials

2016 Handicap Van for Sale - 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Wheelchair Accessible Van VIN: 2C4RDGCG4GR274508

Dodge Grand Caravan SXT
AMS Vans Legend II Conversion

$33,999 $34,999

  • Stock #: 274508
  • Mileage: 45,284 Miles
  • Ramp/Lift: Side Entry Bi-Fold Pwr
  • Features: 3YR/36K Conv Wrty, Kneeling, Lowered Floor
2016 Commercial Wheelchair Vans for Sale - 2016 Ford Transit Wagon 350 XLT 12 ADA Compliant Vehicle VIN: 1FBZX2CMXGKB10425

Ford Transit Wagon 350 XLT 12
AMS Vans Ford Transit Rear Lift Conversion

$43,499 $43,999

  • Stock #: B10425
  • Mileage: 45,538 Miles
  • Ramp/Lift: Rear Entry Lift
  • Features: Backup Camera, 3YR/36K Conv Wrty, Parking Sensors, ADA Compliant
2017 Handicap Van for Sale - 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Wheelchair Accessible Van VIN: 2C4RDGCG4HR692696

Dodge Grand Caravan SXT
AMS Vans Legend II Conversion

$34,999 $35,999

  • Stock #: 692696
  • Mileage: 50,737 Miles
  • Ramp/Lift: Side Entry Bi-Fold Pwr
  • Features: Backup Camera, Bluetooth, Leather, 3YR/36K Conv Wrty, Remote Start, Driver Pwr. Seat Base, Kneeling, Lowered Floor
Wheelchair van exterior and interior quality inspection

Vehicle Exterior

Exterior Appearance Inspection

  • Panel alignment/fit
  • Headlamp, taillamp/lens condition
  • Windshield/glass condition
  • Paint chips and scratches
  • Body damage/dents/dings
  • Trim and moldings

Vehicle Identification

  • In place and matching
  • Inspect certification label (federal requirement)
  • Check VIN label to paperwork
  • Check for non-completed recalls

Exterior Lights Function Properly and Illuminate as Designed

  • Headlights hi/low (including aim)
  • Parking lights/fog lights
  • License plate lights
  • Side marker lights
  • Tail lights / backup lights
  • Turn signal and cornering lights
  • Brake and high-mount stoplights
  • Emergency Flashers


  • Vehicle has 2 master key with remote entry (if applicable) and 2 valet key, flat key
  • Programmed to immobilizer

Door Lock System

  • Door opens/closes smoothly using interior and exterior door handles
  • Doors cannot be opened when lock button is in lock position
  • 2-turn unlock feature functions properly
  • Remote entry system operates properly
  • Theft-deterrent system functions properly
  • Child safety locks
  • Wireless door lock operation

Vehicle Interior

Interior Appearance Inspection

  • Seats: front/rear
  • Steering wheel/airbags
  • Armrests/door handles
  • Lower door and sill plates
  • Gearshift selection handle
  • Radio/AC control markings
  • Headliners/sun visors

Seat Belts

  • Extend/retract smoothly
  • Free of twists, cuts or signs of wear
  • Buckles lock securely

Seat Operation

  • Lumbar support operation
  • Memory control operates properly*
  • Headrest functions properly
  • Heaters function properly*
  • Seat cushion angle and height adjustment
  • Seatback angle adjustment

Power Windows / Locks

  • Function Properly

Trunk/Fuel Lid Release

  • Functions Properly (interior)

Glove Compartment

  • Contains portfolio, owner's manual, supplement

Steering Wheel

  • Tilt/telescopic functionability
  • Horn functions properly
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Steering wheel locks
  • Warning chime (key in -- door open)

Windshield Wiper

  • Functions in hi/low/intermittent
  • Wiper blades clean properly
  • Rain sensing wipers*

Dashboard Lights Illuminate as Designed

  • Turn signal: left/right
  • High beam indicator
  • Emergency flashers
  • Instrument panel control knob
  • Waring lights: oil pressure, brake, fuel, charge, seatbelt, open door, engine check, rear light failure, ABS, SRS
  • Check operation of guages

Rear Defogger

  • Functions properly

Air Conditioner / Heater

  • Climate control system functions properly for both heating and cooling

Interior Lights

  • Dome/map/vanity mirror/courtesy lamps/foot function properly

Audio/Navigation System

  • Power/volume switch functions properly
  • Preset station indicator
  • Cassette/CD function (scan, seek, rewind, fast forward) operates properly
  • Navigation system operates properly*
  • Speakers sound clear
  • CD cartridge (if applicable)


  • Tilt/slide operates properly

Clock/Cigarette Lighters/Ashtray/Cupholders

  • Function properly

Outside/Inside Rearview Mirrors

  • Power controls function properly

Luggage Compartment

Luggage Compartment

  • Spare tire size, sidewall condition, tread depth and air pressure
  • Spare tire and attaching hardware, cover, jack, jack tools and wheel lock (if applicable) are present, properly installed and secure
  • Manual fuel lid release operates

Under The Hood

Engine Hood Release

  • Interior release operates properly

The Following Fluid Levels Meet Industry Standard

  • Engine oil replaced and proper level
  • Automatic transmission fluid level
  • Brake fluid level
  • Power steering fluid level
  • Engine coolant fluid level
  • Washer fluid level

Engine Mechanical

  • Excessive fuel pump noise
  • Cooling system (radiator, overflow tank, hoses, coolant level)
  • Water pump (noise/leaks)
  • Air filter (replace as necessary)
  • Inspect oil for contaminants
  • Engine noise (knocks, rattles)
  • Transmission noise (whines, clunks)
  • Belts (wear or damage)
  • Check engine diagnostics


  • No damage or leakage and proper group size/amp rating
  • Tests to standards

Engine Fans

  • Function properly

Under the Vehicle

Tires (Minimum tread depth 5/32")

  • FL: _______/32"
  • RL: _______/32"
  • FR: _______/32"
  • RR: _______/32"
  • Sidewall condition
  • Proper size, type and match
  • Tire pressure


  • Condition/size/fit
  • Check wheel lug-nut torque

Brake Inspection (Minimum 6mm of pad material required)

  • FL: _______mm
  • RL: _______mm
  • FR: _______mm
  • RR: _______mm
  • Rotors show no signs of excessive wear, warpage or heat damage
  • Calipers, lines, and hoses show no sign of excessive wear or leakage
  • Parking brake assemblies, cables, and attaching hardware show no sign of excessive wear or damage

Chassis Inspection (No sign of damage or excessive wear)

  • Frame rails and floor pan
  • Subframe
  • Engine mounts and oil pan for leaks
  • Brake lines and couplings
  • Transmission case/pan for leaks
  • Drive shaft boots and CV joints
  • Fuel lines, fuel tank, hoses and protectors
  • Steering rack, linkage, bushings, control arms and dust boots
  • Differential assembly, drive shaft and related components
  • Exhaust system (including leakage)
  • Transmission mounts
  • Tie rods, ball joints, idler arm
  • Catalytic converter
  • Struts/shocks for operation/leaks

Under Vehicle Fluid Levels

  • Differential lubricant level -- check for contaminants

Road Test (Vehicle Operation)


  • Start-up
  • Idles normally
  • While driving, engine performs normally
  • Starter system operates normally
  • Shift Lock


  • Brake and parking brake function normally
  • Brake and clutch pedal height, free play and travel meet specs.

Indicator Lights

  • No warning lights illuminate during road test


  • T/M shifts properly (both power/normal mode)
  • TRAC/VSC and ECT control functions and indicator lights function properly


  • Steering operation is normal
  • Off-center psecifications meet standards
  • Handling, straight-line operations

Cruise Control

  • Functions properly

Noise or Vibration

  • None present

Squeaks or Rattles

  • None present

* -- If Applicable

Start The Approval Process

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Service Guarantee

AMS Vans promises to deliver the best wheelchair accessible van available on the market today..... simply put if you are not fully satisfied with your wheelchair accessible van upon delivery---you can refuse it at no cost to you.

With nearly two decades of experience; manufacturing, selling, and delivering over 12,000 vans nationwide, our dedicated team of certified technicians will not allow your van to leave our Atlanta facility until its right!

Please contact one of our experienced Mobility Specialists today and ask about our three step quality control process.

AMS Vans looks forward to serving your family by providing you with a van that is worthy of our own.

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