1990 Volkswagen Corrado 16V 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland
A high performance future classic
There are a couple of faults which are common to Corrado's: Rear brakes becoming seized and the door handle can break. These have both happened to me.
Another problem the car faces, is at high speeds the windscreen does not get properly cleaned by the wipers.
I have had the car for a few years now and everytime I get in, it brings a smile to my face. The car has brilliant performance, and amazing handling. As there are not that many around, it is becoming quite rare and so it turns quite a few heads. Some people complain about the hard ride, but I think that it adds to the character of the car.
It is expensive to run as parts are not cheap and the insurance is quite high as well. If you are looking for a fast unique car, you should look at the Corrado. I am currently looking for my next Corrado, this time a VR6, so you can see I put my money where my mouth is.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd August, 2000