1996 Volkswagen Sharan GL 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
I HATE IT!
Well what can I say about this car apart from I HATE IT!!! It has been nothing, but trouble!!! I will never buy another Automatic vehicle again nor will I ever buy another Sharan...
When we first bought the car 2nd hand, despite its FSH and low mileage.. the (!) light kept flashing red, turned out N/S rear brake calliper had a slow leak.
The brake light didn't work and needed replacing.
At the same time we found out the brake cables were seriously corroded and needed replacing before MOT.
Hand brake was loose.
Front passengers door interior panel fell off, so you couldn't close the door from the inside.
When you open the rear windows the roof panel falls down.
Also the seat cover part that covers the side of the seats are loose too which i must remember to glue back together.
Then after 8 weeks of ownership the gears started slipping, first in low gears then in high gears. The revs would go of the scale it would loose power and pretty much not move. It felt like it was coasting?? Turns out needed a new gear box which cost £1700!!!
At the same the time the mechanic decided he would also replace a wheel joint which cost a further £150!! As if we hadn't spent enough!
Then after less than a week after recon gear box, the gears went strange again and the revs went off the scale as before!! Must admit this was the only time it did this, although won't hold my breathe.
After a further week, the gears wouldn't move out of park, meaning that I couldn't drive it. Back to the garage, we were eventually told it was the brake light switch which cost £100.
Before even getting the car out of the garage, we were told the brakes had failed!
The car is now due for MOT next week and then I will get rid!!!
This has been the worst car I have ever had and I can't wait to get something else!!!
This car has loads of space, which is great for my needs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th January, 2007