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Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 2.0
Engine size 1968
Engine size 2000
Families ask a lot of their vehicles but few kinds of car can answer more of those questions than the large MPV. The Sharan is Volkswagen's idea of the ultimate big people carrier, with a variety of seating options and punchy yet economical engines. In 2010, this third generation version introduced sliding side doors to enhance access, plus an increase in size meant that even third row seating could offer buyers adult standards of space, before magically disappearing when not needed. If you're looking for a used large People Carrier from this era, there are more affordable options in this class - but few better ones.
Creeps up on you doesn't it? The need for this kind of car we mean. The process that starts with that first wrestling match against an ISOFIX child seat and ends with mum and dad buried beneath a pile of bicycles, nappy bags, footballs and pushchairs ultimately leads to a large MPV. There are, it's true, bigger ones than this Sharan, but they relinquish the rewarding driving experience that this car pioneered at its launch all those years ago. And as we said at the beginning, having a family ought to be fun.
Not much chance of that if you're having to lug seats in and out every time you want to go to the dump - or indeed confining poor old granny to a third row berth so cramped she'll need massaging by the time you reach the garden centre. Which is why, with both these issues at last properly taken care of in this MK3 Sharan, this Volkswagen is such a hard option to ignore in the big people carrying sector. It isn't inexpensive but holds its value tenaciously and offers hi-tech features to match the advanced engineware under the bonnet. Bottom line? If you can afford one of these and need to move a large family, this is one of the classiest ways to get the job done.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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