Volkswagen Sharan 1997

This generation of Volkswagen Sharan has been produced from September, 1997 to July, 2000. We can provide information about 10 modifications of this generation. 1997 Volkswagen Sharan is available with four wheel (4x4) drive (1 version) and front wheel drive (9 versions).

This Volkswagen (VW) is available with three petrol engines with displacement from 1.8 to 2.8 litres and power of from 116 to 174 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement 1.9 litres and power of from 90 to 110 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (5 versions), as well as automatic (5 versions) gearbox.

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Volkswagen Sharan 1997 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 9.9 to 13.6 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 6.5 to 7.8 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Volkswagen Sharan 1997 petrol engine version is Volkswagen Sharan 2.0, consuming 9.9 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Volkswagen Sharan 1997 diesel - Volkswagen Sharan 1.9 TDI for 100 kilometers consumes 6.5 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Volkswagen Sharan real-world fuel consumption is on average the same as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy. For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Volkswagen Sharan modification.

Volkswagen Sharan 1997 CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 238 to 312 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 173 to 211 grams per kilometer. From Volkswagen Sharan with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Volkswagen Sharan 2.0 which produces an average of 238 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Volkswagen Sharan diesels least CO2 distributes Volkswagen Sharan 1.9 TDI - 173 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 11.8 seconds has Volkswagen Sharan 2.8 VR6 version, conversely the tardiest one is Volkswagen Sharan 1.9 TDI reaching this speed only in 19.3 seconds. The maximum top speed is 199 km/h for the 2.8 petrol 174 hp version (Volkswagen Sharan 2.8 VR6).

Lenght of Volkswagen Sharan is 462 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Volkswagen Sharan is about 15 cm longer than Opel Zafira. Volkswagen Sharan gross weight is from 1800 to 2000 kg (depending on modification), which is about 13 percent lighter than the average for this age and class.

This Volkswagen (VW) is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 1000 €. According to user reviews, average Volkswagen Sharan repair costs are 120 € per year. Users calculated Volkswagen Sharan 1997 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2300 € cost per year and 0.12 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 60%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 25% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Volkswagen Sharan for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Volkswagen Sharan prices and costs.

In user reviews Volkswagen Sharan received average grade 7.4 (from 10) it corresponds to average rate for cars of this age. Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. 89% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

Volkswagen Sharan modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
Volkswagen Sharan 1998 1.8 5V Turbo Jan 1998 — Jul 2000 1.8 Petrol 150 HP 10.9 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Sharan 1999 1.8 5V Turbo Jan 1999 — Jul 2000 1.8 Petrol 150 HP 11.3 l/100km Automatic (4) Front wheel
Volkswagen Sharan 1997 1.9 TDI 1.9 Diesel 90 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Sharan 1997 1.9 TDI

Most powerfull diesel version (110 HP)
Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.9 Diesel 110 HP 6.5 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Sharan 1997 1.9 TDI

Most powerfull diesel version (110 HP)

1.9 Diesel 110 HP 7.8 l/100km Automatic (4) Front wheel
Volkswagen Sharan 1997 2.0

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.0 Petrol 116 HP 9.9 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Sharan 1997 2.0 2.0 Petrol 116 HP 11.6 l/100km Automatic (4) Front wheel
Volkswagen Sharan 1997 2.8 VR6

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 11.8 seconds

2.8 Petrol 174 HP 11.7 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Volkswagen Sharan 1997 2.8 VR6 2.8 Petrol 174 HP 12.7 l/100km Automatic (4) Front wheel
Volkswagen Sharan 1997 2.8 VR6 Syncro 4x4 2.8 Petrol 174 HP 13.6 l/100km Automatic (4) All wheel

Volkswagen Sharan safety

During safety testing Volkswagen Sharan has obtained 3 stars from five, which means average safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Volkswagen Sharan is evaluated with three stars, and for pedestrian protection Volkswagen Sharan got two stars.

Volkswagen Sharan prices

Volkswagen Sharan 1997 - 2000 minivan price in Latvia is from 600 € to 1600 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Volkswagen Sharan price is average - Volkswagen Sharan is approximately for 36 percents cheaper then average minivans of this age (compare minivans 1997 - 2000 prices). The reason of Volkswagen Sharan low price could be its poor quality (see below) so we recommend particularly examine the car before purchase and do not choose it only by price.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Volkswagen Sharan 2000 price 600 € 1000 € 1600 €
Volkswagen Sharan 1997 price 900 € 1000 € 1200 €

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Volkswagen Sharan reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Volkswagen Sharan reliability is very low. In the roadworthiness tests in 2011 defects were detected in an average of 30.7 percent of Volkswagen Sharan of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 26%.

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Volkswagen Sharan 1997 features (options)

Percentage of Volkswagen Sharan with corresponding feature (option)

Roof bars (railings)
64%
Adjustable steering wheel
64%
Conditioning
58%
Metallic paint
55%
Climate control
48%
Heated seats
26%
Auxiliary heating
19%
Cruise control
13%

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Volkswagen Sharan reviews

Total 42 Volkswagen Sharan owner reviews

Volkswagen Sharan 1998 Diesel 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2011 (age of car 13 years) Owned for:100`000 kilometers (5 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 300 € (~ 60 € per year)
Total car rating:
10
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 44
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