2000 Volkswagen Sharan SE 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Perfect 7 seater for large families
Only now, after 3 years, are niggling rattles and squeaks starting to annoy me.
Seats weigh a ton each and changing configuration is a pain (in the back!)
Swivel front seats is just a gimmick as it takes too much hassle to actually do it.
Chosen over the Ford Galaxy because it was better equipped and over the Seat Alhambra because of Seat's depreciation.
Very comfortable, especially with the cruise control which works well.
Surprisingly quick and good acceleration between 50 and 70mph.
Incredible load area with all seats out.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th January, 2003
2000 Volkswagen Sharan turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Good for the school run, but expect the interior to dissolve.......
Performance, reliabilty and ride quality is good, but the interior fit and finish is ever so poor. Plastics reminiscent of Tupperware pots. Seats bloody uncomfortable, too flat and too firm, with hardly any side support, so you slide about in corners. Switchgear feels like it came from a Christmas cracker.
Aircon only really cools on full power.
Door fabric bloody cheap and nasty. Sony stereo bloody tinny.
Volkswagen, you should be ashamed of yourselves.
Not a bad car, but the interior is a huge let-down compared to the Golf and Passat.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th June, 2000
22nd Jan 2002, 11:02
I was seriously considering purchasing a TDi auto as I drove one for about 4 days, now I'm seriously considering buying a bus ticket, but then they're not much more reliable!
Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews