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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
3 reader reviews for Volkswagen Sharan MPV.
  • 2.0 TDI 170 SEL DSG 5dr

    Charles Oliver Date: 28/10/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    I bought this car new using a well-known online broker, and as a result saved £8500 on list price. This made it about £2500 cheaper than the closest match Seat Alhambra - so VW was much cheaper than SEAT (even after SEAT discounts). I had a few extras put on to make life easier - xenons (the cornering function is actually useful), power tail gate (brilliant with hands full of bags and push chairs), power latching doors (in the show room I couldn't seem to close the sliding doors fully, and they are heavy to keep opening and slamming shut). The rear sunblinds work well and look really smart. The full SAT NAV was extra but works really easily to use and follow. The ride is really quiet and smooth. Getting in and out is very simple. I don't have problems parking due to all the sensors and rear view camera (comes with SAT NAV). The storage around the cabin is a bit on the small side - there could be one or two more storage boxes etc. The SEL has panoramic roof (great!) but this does take away the overhead storage you get without it. The boot is huge in 5 seat mode, but in 7 seat we can't get all the push chairs in. This seems to be normal with most MPVs. The quality of the cabin is really good - similar to the Octavia but up a notch or two on quality. The drive is not sporty but the higher BHP engine (177) is very strong and overtaking is very swift and easy. Seating is comfortable and very flexible. Glad I bought this instead of SEAT, it has more features and a lighter cabin.

  • 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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