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The Top Gear car review:Volkswagen Sharan
For:The hallmarks of a limo – space, comfort, quality…
Against:...all wrapped up in a great big shed
What is it?
Volkswagen doesn’t make interesting, quirky MPVs in the same way the French do, but that’s like saying jeans aren’t interesting in the same way leather chaps are – which would you rather take the kids to school in?
The Sharan is a big version of the Touran, which is a big version of the Golf SV, which is… you get the idea. Nothing about VW’s grandest seven-seat MPV is surprising, really – it’s beautifully made, refined and reassuringly/frighteningly expensive.