Used Volkswagen Sharan (2000 - 2010) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 18 Nov 2009
3.5
The Sharan is Volkswagen's full-sized people carrier that offers impressive cabin space for up to seven adults along with a comfortable ride and decent refinement. If it looks familiar, that's because it's the sister car to both the SEAT Alhambra and the 2000 Ford Galaxy, but while the Galaxy was replaced by a more stylish model in 2006, the Sharan (and the Alhambra for that matter) continue.
Volkswagen Sharan (00-10)
Strong build quality, plenty of interior room, can carry seven adults, Bluemotion version available
Boxy styling, starting to look dated inside, rear seats don't fold flat

New price range:

£18,240 - £27,505

Used price range:

£376 - £4,960

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

The Sharan is Volkswagen's full-sized people carrier that offers impressive cabin space for up to seven adults along with a comfortable ride and decent refinement. If it looks familiar, that's because it's the sister car to both the SEAT Alhambra and the 2000 Ford Galaxy, but while the Galaxy was replaced by a more stylish model in 2006, the Sharan (and the Alhambra for that matter) continue.

As a result, it is starting to look a little dated, not helped by a boxy shape and a rather bland interior. It's proved very reliable and durable though, while there's also a Bluemotion low-emissions model available. However, the SEAT Alhambra represents better value for money, both new and used. A facelift in 2004 gave it a slightly tweaked look and better standard equipment.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

3 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 Driving position is just like my old Passat ,Space and removing seats is so easy and gives you a huge space in the back. Fuel economy is 45 mph average when warm and motorway at 60mph 55+ mph 0r 52...  

5 out of 5

Clint Poezyn ,   06 Mar 2016    ... read more

 Everything: the steering has good lock, the ride, the seating,(captain's seat very wide and comfortable), the speed, easy to park, 7 seats take out 5 and you have van. Still made up with it after all...  

5 out of 5

Peter Richards ,   26 Apr 2013    ... read more

 Space. The seats are excellent but heavy and awkward to remove. I suppose you can't have it both ways!  

4 out of 5

Lewis Rodgers ,   27 Dec 2008    ... read more

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