2000 Volkswagen Sharan Reviews

2000 Volkswagen Sharan SE 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Vectra

Summary:

Perfect 7 seater for large families

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired23 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous carRenault Laguna

Summary:

Good for the school run, but expect the interior to dissolve.......

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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!

Darren.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews