2001 Volkswagen Sharan Reviews

2001 Volkswagen Sharan 2.0SE 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Summary:

A very comfortable, effective vehicle

Faults:

Some problems with interior trim. The paint began flaking on the interior door handles after just a few thousand miles.

The backs of two of the seats appear to be quite a vulnerable spot. Two of them cracked quite easily when knelt on (when in the folded position).

General Comments:

Apart from a couple of minor issues I've been very happy with this car. It is mechanically flawless and I intend to purchase another one soon.

The sixth gear impressed me most when I first got the car. It turns the car into a very effective motorway cruiser, although sometimes city driving can be hard work.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2004

2001 Volkswagen Sharan Comfort 1.8 T from Sweden

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: 6.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews