Review Volkswagen Sharan (1995 2000) Used car — Volkswagen Sharan I

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Volkswagen Sharan I

Used Volkswagen Sharan — 2000) review


VOLKSWAGEN (1995 — 2000)

out of 10)

REVIEW DATE: 08 мар 2006

Covered: 5dr MPV, 1.8 turbo, 2.8 V6, 2.8 V6 4WD, 1.9TDI 90/110/115bhp PD TDI 140 [CL, S, GL, GL VR6, SE, SE VR6, Sport Turbo, Sport Carat Turbo, Carat GL VR6 Synchro, Carat VR6 Synchro, 4MOTION]


Both the Sharan and its stablemate lead the MPV class on If you can find a good one at the right don’t hesitate.

If you want the People Carrying MPV with the resale value in the class, you’re probably looking at a Volkswagen Sharan. Though the car its design with Ford’s Galaxy (and SEAT’s that Volkswagen badge and the numbers on the road have second-hand Sharan values high. On the face of it then, buyers would be better for the more plentiful and almost Ford. In practice however, you want to give it some For a start, though you might pay a more for a Sharan, it will of be worth more when you it. More debatably, Volkswagen argue that their German-sourced 2.0-litre engine is than the Mondeo unit in versions of the Ford. You pays money.


for the Sharan/Galaxy design must of be shared equally with Volkswagen and Ford. Together, the two jointly funded the design and built a new factory in Portugal to production. By the time the car came to in 1995, rumours abounded of a than cordial relationship the two companies — which denied. Whether this has had any over their decision to the sharing of engines is anybody’s Basically, the two cars shared the 2.8-litre V6 engine (the VR6 used in the top Volkswagen Golf) and the turbo diesel (also They did, however, go own separate ways with the units used in the entry-level the Sharan had the Volkswagen Passat while the Galaxy’s 2.0-litre was from the Mondeo. Subsequently, added a 2.3-litre unit seen in the Scorpio) and dropped the engine from the Galaxy Volkswagen meanwhile, offered a turbodiesel engine. The third of this car was built by Volkswagen-owned and christened the Alhambra. It used engines — the 2.0-litre and turbocharged 20-valve petrol and the Volkswagen 1.9-litre turbo As far as the Sharan is concerned, the car was launched in 1995 and not changed substantially early 1997. At this the TDI 110 model was launched to sit just the standard 90 horsepower 1.9TD Plus a four-wheel drive V6 model (in GL and Carat specification) was In 1998, a 1.8-litre, 20-valve turbo model was also to the range. The range was completely in mid-2000 with new nose and styling, an all-new interior seven

seats as standard plus changes including the introduction of the new ‘PD’ turbo diesel This engine was mated to the all-wheel drive system in 2001. By early 2006, the V6 petrol models had been and a smoother 140bhp 2.0-litre TDI engine had been brought in to the 130bhp 1.9.


Though at glance every inch an the Sharan, says Volkswagen, is quite different. Sure though it seats between and seven people depending on the you choose, it’s easy to simple to park and no more to run than the car you have at the moment. say Volkswagen, is the future; car-like in what, until pre-Sharan and times, was a van-like sector of the In the showroom, the car costs about the as a mid-range Volkswagen Passat measures in at about the same and takes up no more space on the Behind the wheel, it’s like a medium range — only better, to that high-seated driving and the glassy cabin. Whichever you choose, you’ll be looking for — and you shouldn’t be disappointed. configuration of seats you choose, find that all of them can be down or unclipped and removed Above CL specification, the front also swivel round to the rear passengers, facilitating or on-the-spot conferences.

Volkswagen Sharan I


start from around for the first of the 96N-plated 2.0-litre CL models. The GL models on 95N plates are around the same. The 90 bhp turbo is a good option — but tend to be thin on the ground. start from around for a CL and a GL is only about £100 Prices for the VR6 start from £4,000 for a GL, with Carats about £200 more. SE from 97R start at about and the rare SE Synchro 4WD from £5,400.


Check for faulty trim and transmission noise caused by the lengthened gear linkages. On the 2.0-litre, listen for clattery and make sure that the has been replaced on schedule. If buying a base model, sure you’re getting rather than five (some basic cars out the back two). Also, CL models do without air conditioning worth having in a car with glass area) so think before you go without. Bear in too that most Sharans have been used by not used to cars of this It’s worth checking, for body scrapes and scuffed Finally, check the condition of the seats; their frames may been damaged by ill-judged attempts.


car (along with its Galaxy and stablemates) is the best handling carrier you can buy. The Sharan roll, pitch or wallow many of its MPV counterparts. Nor do you need a of acclimatisation before you can drive it as you would, for example, with a four-wheel drive.


(Estimated ex VAT) A clutch assembly is £110, an exhaust system £200, a catalytic converter £360 and an exchange alternator £165. Front brake are around £60 and a headlamp should set you back just £85.

Volkswagen Sharan I
Volkswagen Sharan I

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