What used Volkswagen Sharan MPV will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Volkswagen Sharan MPV?
The VW Sharan is dearer to buy than its siblings, but it will hold its value pretty well - the snob value of its badge helps - and you shouldn't have to give your plastic a beating to keep it on the road.
It's pretty reliable, too, so unscheduled maintenance is likely to be kept to a minimum, and routine service costs are in line with those of most of its rivals, including the Galaxy and Alhambra.
Insurance is also reasonable. Reckon on paying for group 22-27 whichever you buy, unless you've gone for the group 29 V6 petrol. If you have, you'll be getting low to mid-20s to the gallon. However, the diesels hover around the 40mpg mark - very good given the Sharan's size and weight. The 2.0 and 1.8 T petrols drop that to about 30mpg, but that's still far from bad.