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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Volkswagen Sharan (10-) MPV
2 reader reviews for Volkswagen Sharan MPV.
  • 2.0 TDI 140 SE 5dr

    David James , Surrey . Date: 17/08/2011
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    I am coming to like my Sharan more as time goes on. It's given no problems once the initial minor issues were resolved (properly under warranty) and I have got used to its bulk in car parks and tight junctions. Fuel economy tends to be 41-44 mpg in rush hour traffic but averaged 48 mpg cruising on A-roads fully laden on holiday. It wore out its front tyres after 18,000 miles - it's heavy and quite powerful and the tyres have to be quite soft to comply with noise regulations - and the replacements weren't cheap at £170 each, but that's the only bad news. The car is not sporty but handles safely and its performance is more than enough - I rarely need to rev it past 3,000 as the torque is so plentiful. It is a very comfy, solid and relaxing big family car, great for transporting people or just driving to work. For my needs I cannot think of a better car - except maybe the same thing with electric doors.

  • 2.0 TDI 170 SE 5dr

    David Turner , Surrey . Date: 26/01/2011
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    We have now covered 45,000 miles. The Sharan continues to impress on the road. Unfortunately, what could be a great car is badly let down by a combination of temperamental and unreliable sensors located in the most inaccessible of places and appalling/non-existent customer service from our local VW dealership which (3 years after its introduction) does not understand the product it is supposedly responsible for servicing and fixing.

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