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Given a choice, which will you choose?

 

One is a questionable gearbox. The other with unclear diesel future.

 

Would appreciate any enlightenment.

 

TIA

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Sharan is using the golf GTi engine and 6 speed DSG gearbox. Should not have any issue.

The FL Sharan's engine is Euro 6 compliance.

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Sharan is a full MPV so if u need to ferry 7 regularly, this would obviously be the choice. The 6sp wet GB don't think has any adverse issues unlike the 7sp dry version found in Golf.

 

2GT is more of a 5+2 for occasional users of 7 seats. The drive of the 2GT is good considering it's only 1.5l but perhaps better to wait for tmr's budget announcement on what's going to happen to diesel vehicles as if it's prohibitive then no point going the diesel route. Good luck!

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I like the 216d GT more, but I guess it depends on the overall requirements you have.

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216 has better style, better fc and of cos better badge and equipment level

 

But sharan is more spacious, true mpv to carry 7 passengers and petrol (some dun like diesel)

 

It all boils down to ur requirement

 

 

For me i would get sharan to accomodate my family members and also looking for bigger space. If i am alone driving the car most of the times and occasionally carry 7 passengers then i would go for 2GT

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If can afford, Sharan for sure.

 

Questionable gearbox? The 6 speed DSG gearbox is a gem. As long as not the 7 speed dry one.

 

Been driving one with 6 speed DSG for 9 years 6 mths and almost 170000km. Flawless, quick and concise. Just change gearbox oil and filter every 40K.

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Edit wrong post, p/s

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Of cos BMW la! BMW atas!

Of cos BMW la! BMW can drive like a dick!

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If you worried about problems,buy Japanese or Korean the Best, [thumbsup] but at all cost,avoid the French [thumbsdown] ...

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Actually the car will be used to ferry to pre-schooling kids to and fro school. Once in a while, outings will bring maid and wife (the other maid).

 

And once in a blue moon, in-laws along to outings.

 

I have seen both cars. Sharan's interior equipments are comparable to 216d's.

 

But 216d is abit cramp on the second row. And its 3rd is miserable. But of course, its badge is one major trump card.

 

Let's wait til tomorrow's budget bomb explosion, and see what car categories are left standing.

If you worried about problems,buy Japanese or Korean the Best, [thumbsup] but at all cost,avoid the French [thumbsdown] ...

Yup. Was taught this formula since day one. Actually those days was buy jap, avoid korean and French.

 

But I guess Koreans have improved much since.

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Frankly speaking,my Brother In Law is driving the Sharan,no major problem so far,car near 5 years old,need to top up Engine Oil every 4,000km,battery is dead in about 11 months,always bulbs blown...& the auto rear lifters need replacement...

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Frankly speaking,my Brother In Law is driving the Sharan,no major problem so far,car near 5 years old,need to top up Engine Oil every 4,000km,battery is dead in about 11 months,always bulbs blown...& the auto rear lifters need replacement...

Top up engine oil every 4000km?? I thought that is Audi?

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Top up engine oil every 4000km?? I thought that is Audi?

of course.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

if you believe a vw hater

 

 

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Depends on what you want and need la. Sharan is a lot bigger than the 2GT. So if you need the space go for the Sharan.

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Top up engine oil every 4000km?? I thought that is Audi?

Sure Audi/VW are from the same family...engine are the same EA888.

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Actually the car will be used to ferry to pre-schooling kids to and fro school. Once in a while, outings will bring maid and wife (the other maid).

 

And once in a blue moon, in-laws along to outings.

 

I have seen both cars. Sharan's interior equipments are comparable to 216d's.

 

But 216d is abit cramp on the second row. And its 3rd is miserable. But of course, its badge is one major trump card.

 

Let's wait til tomorrow's budget bomb explosion, and see what car categories are left standing.

 

Yup. Was taught this formula since day one. Actually those days was buy jap, avoid korean and French.

 

But I guess Koreans have improved much since.

bro,

 

have you consider Odyssey which the basic version is going for $139k ?

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Picture speaks a thousand words.

 

 

this round should be opposite call VW sharon,

 

:XD:

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bro,

 

have you consider Odyssey which the basic version is going for $139k ?

Odyssey abit too big. Moreover its fuel consumption sucks. Having driven a Honda before and now a conti car. You can tell the big difference on the quality of metal frame and paint quantity. Jap metals dent and paint chip at the slightest bump.

 

Was at Kah. I tell you, the service sucks. The SEs not interested in serving customers. I can imagine their after-sales service.

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Odyssey abit too big. Moreover its fuel consumption sucks. Having driven a Honda before and now a conti car. You can tell the big difference on the quality of metal frame and paint quantity. Jap metals dent and paint chip at the slightest bump.

 

Was at Kah. I tell you, the service sucks. The SEs not interested in serving customers. I can imagine their after-sales service.

I have to agree with you on Honda paintwork, it's poor and the paint gets chipped off easily esp in our tight car park lots when careless guys opening doors hit our cars. I owned a FD Civic previously.

 

On the service workshop, I thought they were quite OK. That said, most of the service centres in most ADs are understaff and overworked and I'm not expecting it to be better anytime soon as ADs sell more cars but reluctant to invest in workshops and staff. PML needs 3 weeks booking these days unlike previously and to be fair to the SAs and mechanics, quite obvious they rush through the jobs when overwhelmed.

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Odyssey abit too big. Moreover its fuel consumption sucks. Having driven a Honda before and now a conti car. You can tell the big difference on the quality of metal frame and paint quantity. Jap metals dent and paint chip at the slightest bump.

 

Was at Kah. I tell you, the service sucks. The SEs not interested in serving customers. I can imagine their after-sales service.

 

err.. think you better go for BMW 216GT

 

Sharan is bigger than Ody and probably about the same in terms of FC

 

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Odyssey abit too big. Moreover its fuel consumption sucks. Having driven a Honda before and now a conti car. You can tell the big difference on the quality of metal frame and paint quantity. Jap metals dent and paint chip at the slightest bump.

 

Was at Kah. I tell you, the service sucks. The SEs not interested in serving customers. I can imagine their after-sales service.

Haha. Ok.

 

I am also looking at this 2 to replace my outgoing Stream...

 

For Odyssey, it is the 2.4L that puts me off...but cheaper and robust so... still have not strike it off completely.

 

Sharan I feel the price is still on the high side...

 

BMW GT, I would prefer the 218i or 220D.... but also not sure what will the diesel policy be moving forward.

 

Good luck to you bro.

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