1989 Volkswagen Corrado 16v 1.8 16v


A very expensive car to keep


As the car had a little electrical problem, I had to buy two batteries.

I had various oil and water leaks.

My head gasket blew at 182000km, and 2000km after this I'm experiencing water leaks again and the engine sometimes only fires on three cylinders when very hot.

Braking disks were extremely worn out, while the car had recently been inspected by a dealer.

I had to change my 4 sets of springs.

I had to replace a bearing, which got literally burned onto the car.

General Comments:

The car looks great, and it can easily mislead you, but look at the engine!It's not much reliable!

The gears are rather hard to shift and the clutch acts a little weird.

With brand new springs and decent tires, the car handles perfectly, but watch the tail!

The engine is very funny, only if it could be reliable...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th November, 2002