Volkswagen Sharan Review from Sweden

2001 Volkswagen Sharan Comfort 1.8 T

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 T Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance24000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen 2CV

Summary:

Great all-rounder

Faults:

Alarm when off in the middle of the night just after delivery! Clearly a dealer fault.

Extra engine heater leaked cooling fluid in the winter. Badly built in by the dealer. Had to be fixed in two visits due to dealer incompetence!

Inside door handles had paint peeling off and looking very ugly. Was repaired by the dealer. Found a new one after bad experience with the first one. This one is MUCH better.

General Comments:

Bought the car because of the seven seats. Never liked MPV's. Car is a great surprise. Handles nicely like a car and not a van, is fast and brakes well. Great Air-conditioning. Seats in the back are more suitable for children because of the high floor. This should be changed.

Very pleased with the car in general.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2002

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review