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ASP.Net MVC 4 C# -- one BIG page vs. multiple pages ?

I have about 10 programs (Buick, Ford, Chevy, etc) that are very workflow driven.

a. What option would you pick ?
b. What "workflow" engine (windows workflow foundation, etc) would you use for this MVC project ?

I like "Option #1" because it is one page to code,
but don't like since it has lots of if/then statements, etc
making the code hard to easily review/tweak.
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Option #1 --> do via on one COMPANY-WIDE "matReq.cshtml"
 1. create \Controllers\CarController.cs, RMB on INDEX method, new, VIEW
 2. open \Views\Car\Index.cshtml, make HTML changes
 3. open \Views\Shared\_Layout.cshtml, add below
      ** <li>@Html.ActionLink("Buick testing", "Index", "Car")</li>
      ** <li>@Html.ActionLink("Ford testing",  "Index", "Car")</li>
      ** <li>@Html.ActionLink("Chevy testing", "Index", "Car")</li>
 4. do some type of if/then statements on the one COMPANY-WIDE matReq.cshtml
      ** if passed in link = Ford, then
           ** textbox1, textbox2, and textbox3 required
           ** workflow approved by four management levels
           ** only supervisors can edit "matReq.cshtml" stage #7 documents
           ** JohnDoe is a Ford supervisor per ASP.NET Web Site Administration Tool user group
      ** if passed in link = Chevy, then
           ** comboBOx4, textbox21, and textbox32 required
           ** workflow approved by seven management levels
           ** only contractors can edit "matReq.cshtml" stage #9 documents
           ** JohnDoe is a Chevy contractor per ASP.NET Web Site Administration Tool user group
      ** etc
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Option #2 --> do via multiple "matReq.cshtml", one for each program
 1. create \Controllers\BuickController.cs, RMB on INDEX method, new, VIEW
 2. open \Views\Buick\Index.cshtml, make HTML changes
 3. open \Views\Shared\_Layout.cshtml, add below
      ** <li>@Html.ActionLink("Buick testing", "Index", "Buick")</li>
 4. repeat for other PROGRAMS (Ford, Chevy, etc)
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In Option 1 , you can do  the same in controller and return the relevant view instead of doing it in the view itself.
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