1992 Volkswagen Corrado Reviews - Page 4 of 5

1992 Volkswagen Corrado G60 1.8 supercharged from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 supercharged Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Corsa

Summary:

Basically just a toy. Just a bit further up the ladder than a train set

Faults:

The sunroof mechanism is broken on one side. It is repairable, but costly to do so.

It's very slowly leaking water from somewhere, and needs to be topped up once every few weeks.

Had to change one of the front wheel bearings which had seized.

The interior is great - full black leather, but no air conditioning, so in the summer, it gets really hot and sticky, and you end up with a nice damp patch on the back of your shirt.

General Comments:

This car goes like a bat out of hell, and with a couple of minor tweaks to the engine (chip, supercharger pulley conversion), it would be seriously fast.

The suspension is firm but not bumpy, it handles like a dream, so long as the road is flat. It tends to bounce if it hits a bump on a bend.

You may wonder why I've put 10/10 for fuel economy, but if you drive it the right way, it can give you nearly 37 MPG. Then again, if you can go fast, why not?

A real head turner. A car well on its way to 'classic' status. Is it a Golf? Is it a Passat? No! It's the Corrado!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2001

1992 Volkswagen Corrado 16v 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carNissan Sunny

Summary:

It's one of the best looking cars on the road, and has the performance to do its looks justice

Faults:

Both door handles (common problem)

Oil pressure sender switch (common problem)

Head gasket (common problem)

Alloy wheels corrode (common problem)

General Comments:

Wonderful looking car, rare, and very well built.

Incredibly stable handling at high speeds; it's a very well-engineered car.

The downside is that parts, insurance and fuel economy are expensive and that the car is quite sluggish at under 3000rpm, whilst at 4000rpm the car flies.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2001

1992 Volkswagen Corrado 16v 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance94000 miles
Previous carCitroen AX Gt

Summary:

Individual, good looking and handles like a dream

Faults:

New discs all round - age.

Rear calipers changed.

Door handles broke 4 times!

Bushes replaced.

Driveshaft replaced.

CV Joints replaced.

General Comments:

Good looking sports coupe.

Performance of the 16v is good, but the engine needs to work hard. Lacks low down punch.

Handling is superb, best handling front wheel drive car around in my opinion. Always a joy out on the open road, not very quick around town.

Buy the lowest mileage example, and FSH is a must.

VW dealerships, or stealerships, are a rip off. Go to an approved VW dealer for cheaper (same) parts and labour.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2001

1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC 2.8 VR6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.8 VR6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired49200 miles
Most recent distance76000 miles
Previous carLancia Scorpion

Summary:

Very fast wheels.... but at some cost

Faults:

Oh boy... how do I start...

The engine was replaced under warranty.

Numerous shorts - running lights don't work.

Sunroof quit working.

Water pump went.

After a service at the local dealer - the intake cam gear fell off (!!!) which ended up costing me new valves & cams (the end of the intake cam was ruined), the worst part is I had to pay for it!!!

Oil pump.

At the present moment it will not start - even after replacing the starter, battery and cables, and the ignition switch (which was just replaced 2 years ago).

General Comments:

I am almost embarrassed to admit it, but I would really hate to part with this car even with all the problems I have had. It is a total blast to drive - especially with the Schrick cams, Garrett chip, larger bore throttle body, K&N filter, and ported and polished head.

It runs hard, and can blow away most anything I see on the road daily. My brother tells me I should sell it - and at times I agree with him... but all it takes is getting behind the wheel and blasting on some deserted back roads, and then all is right with the world. :o)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd October, 2000

30th Jul 2002, 02:56

I too have spent $$$ on my 92' SLC, but the thought of selling it makes me weep. I have spent over $10,000 on replacement parts, and that doesn't even count after market upgrades (another $3,000). I don't know what it is about these things, but they drive me crazy. Others see porsches on the road and get excited, I see a VR6 Corrado and I gotta get closer... even though I'm in one.

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 12 reviews