Volkswagen Sharan 2.0 TDI SE Bluemotion Tech DSG Euro5 Automatic 7-str MPV Estate, 2013 (13), Deep Black Pearlescent, 65k, £SOLD

 Outstanding full-size seven-seater, very low number of owners, impeccable full service history including cambelt change and just serviced, warranted mileage, long MoT.  Unbelievable specification with more than £3800 of options when new  includes sat nav, cruise, power sliding side doors, electric tailgate, heated seats, self-parking, Bluetooth and built-in child seats.

In the details below, you’ll find full details of the specification, vehicle history, and a thoroughly detailed condition report.
Nineteen large-format photos also below!

As a car dealer, I can pretty much have my choice of cars (which is nice!).  This summer, I needed a large full-size MPV for an extended tour of Europe, including the collection of a 2.0m long metal bottle-rack from the south-coast of France.  I chose this Sharan for its combination of low mileage and ownership history, huge specification and immaculate condition – and it proved an excellent choice.  Over three weeks, I covered more than 3000 miles in it, and it performed faultlessly.  Its very comprehensive specification was used to the full, and it just gobbled up the miles quietly and comfortably, and despite being well-loaded up it still returned over 40mpg.

The Sharan is therefore registered to myself, since I bought it in June 2019.  It was first registered to a fleet provider in March 2013, but after only three months it then moved into a private owner in London who had it for the next six years until I bought it through the trade (the previous owner had traded it in for a new car).  So it has effectively had just the one owner through its life, and the service history shows the mileage building up steadily with about 8-10,000 miles added each year through that owner’s usage.

When I bought it, it had 61000 miles on the clock, and the first thing I did was to have the cambelt and water pump replaced and a couple of other minor jobs fixed.  I then registered the car to myself, and used it to commute to work for a few weeks, just to check that all was working ok – before then taking on its extended 3000+ mile road test through France, Italy and Switzerland.  During that trip, the only thing it needed was a top-up of Adblue.  Since returning from that trip, the car has had a service, even though it wasn’t really due yet, just to ensure that all is spot-on before now offering it for sale.

This model Sharan uses the powerful yet highly efficient 2.0 TDI 4-cylinder turbocharged common rail diesel engine, producing 140 bhp and an enormous 320NM torque.  This powers the car to 60mph in just over 10 secs – which is pretty nippy for such a large car – and on to a maximum speed of 119mph.  I can certainly confirm that it’s no slug – it accelerates with confidence and cruises smoothly, stably and comfortably on the motorway, aided by the super-smooth 6-speed DSG automatic transmission and cruise control.  You might think that this size of car would wallow about a bit when cornering, but the Sharan is well controlled and handles with assurance.

It is finished in Deep Black Pearlescent, with a very comfortable and practical grey fabric interior that looks to be very hard-wearing (it certainly shows no signs of wear so far).  The SE Bluemotion Tech trim level brings a mind-boggling list of specification, and I’m sure I won’t include all of it on this description…but some of the main highlights includes 6-speed DSG Automatic gearbox, touch-screen satellite navigation system (£730 option when new), DAB radio, Bluetooth for phone and music, electric sliding side doors (£640 option), electric tailgate (£500 option), electric parking brake, 7-full size seats each with three-point safety belt and head restraints, 5x isofix mounting points, 2x inbuilt child booster seats (£400 option), climate control with separate rear cabin controls (£105 option), front and rear parking sensors, heated seats, traction control, tyre pressure monitoring system, self-parking (£215 option), roof rails with lockable roof bars (£250 option), front and rear fog lights (£235 option), electric heated and folding mirrors (£235 option), electric windows, engine start/stop, auto hill hold, pearlescent paint (£500 option)…. The list just goes on and on…..

This Sharan has a recorded mileage of just over 65,000.  The mileage is fully warranted, with its very low ownership records and very comprehensive service and maintenance history.  Volkswagens in general have an enviable reputation for reliability and build quality, and my experience with this car certainly backs that up.  It all performs just as you would expect it to do.

The full service history is set out below, but in summary the car has had seven services – one each year – and had the cambelt replaced in June 2019. The MoT is valid through to next February, and the last MoT had no advisory items.  There’s an MoT history printout to go with the car providing further evidence of the recorded mileage.  The tyres are all good quality makes, and evenly worn with around 5-6mm of tread remaining.  The Sharan has been fully valeted, and has been Experian Data Checked (like HPI) and is clear, and comes with the usual Reg Barton Cars 100-point mechanical and functional inspection report.

The pictures illustrate how very bright, shiny and well presented this car is.  There is no damage to the bodywork, just a couple of light scratches and stone chips as you might expect at this age and mileage.

This Sharan is still the current model, introduced in 2010 and has earned itself a enviable 4-stars out of five from Parker’s Car Guide, which goes on to comment:-

“Launched in 2010, the second generation Volkswagen Sharan replaced the successful original. Rivalling the likes of the Ford Galaxy, the latest version was an all-new model.  On average Volkswagen had shaved 30kg of weight from the Sharan which, combined with a 12mm lower stance, improved ride and handling characteristics, making it feel more like a conventional car to drive. Standard safety kit includes ABS, stability control and seven airbags including a knee airbag. Euro NCAP awarded the Sharan the top marks of five stars in the safety tests, with an impressive score of 96% for adult protection and 80% for child protection. The Sharan can seat seven people.  The centre row features three individual seats and can be moved up to 160mm back and forth. Six of the seven seats can be folded flat which gives a cavernous load space – especially helpful when needing to move those larger items of furniture.  Access to the rear seats is via a pair of sliding doors: this is the first time this feature has been available on the Sharan. The sliding doors and tailgate can be specified with electric motors so that they can be operated automatically.  As you would expect, the interior is of good quality. The plastics are soft to touch and the layout is just like any other VW passenger car – very logical. The controls are within easy reach of the driver and although the dials may not be overly stylish, they are easy to navigate. The driving position is good and the steering column adjusts for reach and height.  It really is ‘so quiet’ in the new Sharan. Road roar from the tyres and wind noise is minimal because the cabin is so well insulated: the engine is barely audible at cruising speeds. For such a large car, Volkswagen Sharan running costs are pleasingly low.  All models feature stop/start fuel-saving technology meaning all Volkswagen Sharan emissions are low for a car of this size. Like all Volkswagens this is well built and durable.  Every part (with exception to the sun blinds) is brand new and the engines have been proven in other models so we do not expect any major problems with the new Sharan. While it’s competent, rather than engaging, on winding B-roads cruising along motorways is where the VW performs best, being smooth and unflustered. Even strong side winds don’t trouble it, despite its relative height and slab sides.

 On the road, the Sharan feels assured, confident and comfortable, with plenty of performance available when you need it, great handling and roadholding.  It isn’t fazed by being filled up with passengers, or by having the boot filled up when acting like a van!  It has thoroughly proven itself in my ownership whether that was when romping up the Alps in Switzerland, mile-munching on French Motorways, or being laden up with crates of wine in Italian vineyards.  Whilst the size and weight might lead you to expect it to be uneconomical in use, in fact the Euro 5 emissions standard engine is quite the opposite –  official figures show 49.6 mpg for the combined cycle and 56.5 mpg for the extra urban cycle.  My experience is that you can easily get over 40mpg from the car without even trying, in a mixture of high-speed motorway driving, town and country driving, all when well-laden.  The large 70-litre fuel tank means that you have a usable range of well over 500-miles.  The 149g/km emissions means that car tax is just £160 pa.

If you wish to do so, you can also optionally purchase a comprehensive Warranty Direct Gold vehicle warranty covering all major components, at a cost of £169 for 6-months or £225 for a year with a £75 claim excess.  Please click on “our services” above for more details.

Equipment and Features

> Finished in Deep Black pearlescent paintwork, with black leather interior trim
> 1968cc 4-cylinder common-rail fuel-injection turbocharged ‘Bluemotion’ diesel engine, producing 138 bhp and 320 NM torque, and with engine start/stop system
> 6-speed DSG Automatic gearbox, with tiptronic selection option
> Power Assisted Steering (PAS)
> Climate control air conditioning with separate rear cabin controls
> 10-spoke 16” alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts
> Volkswagen RNS-315 Touch Screen colour Satellite Navigation system with Traffic monitoring, DAB digital Radio, single-CD player, aux-input, steering wheel-mounted radio controls, integral aerial, and automatic anti-theft protection
> Bluetooth connectivity for phone and music
> Two electric sliding rear side-doors, controlled from ignition key, in the car, or the doors themselves
> Electric opening and closing tailgate, controlled from ignition key, in the car, or the tailgate
> Electric front and rear windows and one-touch operation on all four and global closing
> Electrically adjusted heated door mirrors with power-folding
> Cruise control
> Automatic lights and automatic wipers
> Front and rear parking systems linked to visual perimeter dashboard display
> Tyre pressure monitoring system
> Park Assist (Self-parking)
> Anti-lock braking system (ABS), with Brake Assist and Electronic Stabilisation control
> Electric parking brake with auto hill hold
> Traction Control System
> Fully remote central locking, with two keys, including operation of side-doors and tailgate
> Tinted windows
> Trip computer with distance-to-empty, average speed, distance covered, oil temperature, speed warning, elapsed time, current mpg and average mpg functions
> Five rear seats, each fitted with 3-point seat belts, integral head-restraints and ISOFIX seat mountings
> Two integral child’s booster seats
> Trays, cupholders and map pockets to rear of front seats
> Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
> Height adjustable driver’s and front passenger’s seats, each with lumbar control (electric on driver’s), under-seat storage trays, and adjustable central arm-rest
> Heated front seats
> Refrigerated glovebox
> Driver’s, Front Passenger’s, seat, and side curtain airbags
> Front and rear fog lamps
> Twin roof rails with lockable roof bars
> Heated rear window
> Rear wash/wipe system
> Fully retractable and removable load cover
> 2x12v charging points to front cabin

History and Documentation

> The current mileage is showing as 65,188 miles which is warranted as correct.
> The Sharan comes with its V5 registration document.  It was first registered 28th March 2013 and shows three keepers from new.  The second owner (a private individual in London) acquired the car on 28th June 2013, and the third owner (myself) acquired it on 22nd June 2019
> The current MoT expires 18th February 2020.  It was issued 19th February 2019 at 57,974 miles.  An MoT history check shows previous MoTs completed at:-

23/03/2016; 27,257 miles
30/03/2017; 37,721 miles
26/03/2018; 48,599 miles
> The car has been Experian Data Checked (similar to HPI), and the buyer will receive a copy of the report – which shows no problems.
> The car has a very thorough service history, all at independent garages, with records showing services at :-
9,586 miles; 08/07/2014
17,057 miles; undated
29,825 miles; 13/07/2016
39,804 miles; 04/05/2017
48,597 miles; 26/03/2018
57,974 miles; 19/02/2019
60,802 miles; 26/06/2019 – Cambelt and water pump replacement
65,189 miles; 18/09/2019
> The owners handbook, service book, and book pack are all present.

BODYWORK AND INTERIOR CONDITION

> As you can see from the photos, the bodywork is in excellent condition.  Inevitably at this age and mileage, there are a few stone chips and a few light scratches, but nothing of any significance
> The interior is immaculate with no damage
> There is a band of scratches to the windscreen where something sharp has been dragged across by the passenger wiper blade.  There is also a single stone chip to the windscreen.

MECHANICAL CONDITION AND WHEELS/TYRES

> The car has covered just over 65,000 miles.  It goes very well indeed – and runs, steers, stops and goes round corners just as you would expect!
> All the interior warning lights come on and go off as they should.
> Two of the alloy road wheels have minor kerbing marks which have been touched in
> The road tyres are all 215/60 x16, and all have between 5mm-6mm of tread remaining.  The front tyres are a pair of Pirelli P7s; one rear tyre is  Goodyear Efficient Grip and the other is a Continental EcoContact.  There is no spare wheel, as an emergency inflation kit is provided. > The tools and locking wheel nut key is present

All in all – this is an outstanding example of this full-size family MPV.  Very well maintained, huge equipment list, fully valeted, just serviced, recent cambelt change and well-priced, it makes a compelling case for itself!

If you have any questions, please mail me or call me on 07917-234897.  Any inspection or accompanied test drive is welcomed by appointment.