1999 Volkswagen Sharan Trend 1.9 TDI


German lemon


Climatronic controller changed at 15000km (defective)

A/C condenser defective due to impact of a stone.

A/C evaporator defective at 25000km

A/C compresser defective at 90000km

Climatronic controller defective at 100000km

A/C evaporator defective at 120000km

Clutch defective from A/C compressor... it nearly set fire to the car!

Exhaust changed at 140000km (rusted, holes detected)

Suspension rubbers changed at 160000km (completely gone, weared out)

V belt of engine defective 170000km.

General Comments:

The car has been driven in a proper manner... not like a F1 pilot.. but the overall quality of the components is low!

I will certainly never buy a VW product anymore... the official service center is very expensive, no parts on stock.. it is a complete disaster!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th January, 2004

23rd Jun 2005, 12:04

We own a Ford Galaxy Tdi (130) Bhp and every now and then the clutch seems to slip and the pedal won't come all the way back up!