1993 Volkswagen Corrado Reviews - Page 3 of 5

1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC 2.8 VR6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8 VR6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired52 miles
Most recent distance234500 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Plymouth Champ

Summary:

All around great car

Faults:

The Corrado's weakest system, without question, is it's cooling system. I've spent more money on cooling system parts, and more time installing them, than ALL other categories of service/maintenance combined.

The only time this car ever suffered a failure that instantly stopped it being driven further was when the spark transformer (coil pack) failed.

General Comments:

The abundant torque that the VR6 makes is the most enjoyable feature of this car.

My favorite aspect of owning it is the uniqueness of it. I knew when I bought it that there weren't many of them sold, my kind of car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2004

1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC VR6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission VR6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired22 miles
Most recent distance121252 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Scirocco

Summary:

This is one of Volkswagen's finest cars ever produced

Faults:

Wheel bearings starting to go bad again.

Suspension needing serious replacement and upgrades.

Driver's side heated mirror heating element has just now gone out.

Need to get or upgrade to a larger rim size like 17 inch.

Brakes need to be replaced and upgraded to a six piston caliper.

General Comments:

When I first purchased the Corrado, it was everything I wanted in a car. It handled almost like an airplane at speeds at or over 130 m.p.h.. She is still reliable today, even though I need to start replacing a lot of parts. It will take about two years to fully restore and get the Corrado back in shape like she was when she was brand new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2003

1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC/VR6 2.8 VR6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.8 VR6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles

Summary:

This car ROCKS. Easily the coolest VW on the pavement

Faults:

Air conditioning stopped working.

Heater core replaced (factory recall)

General Comments:

I am so glad to own a Corrado VR6. I can't tell you how many Hondas, Acuras, and Jettas I see here in Los Angeles... but I *rarely* see other Corrados, much less VR6s. The car is addictingly fun to drive and perfect for modifying, if you're a Fast & The Furious-type gear-head.

For some reason, the driver of every sport compact car that gets within a quarter mile of my C feels compelled to race. Who am I do deny them? =)

If you can get your hands on one, I highly recommend picking one up. Technical problems are slim to none if you're mindful of your car and do regular maintenance. Once you have one, though, it might be a good idea to invest in a radar detector.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2003

1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC 2.8 VR6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.8 VR6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen GTI

Summary:

The most unique and powerful VW

Faults:

Replaced all rear wheel bearings.

General Comments:

The Corrado SLC (VR6) is a blast. The unique body style turns heads everywhere. Time after time people ask "what kind of car is that?" and "is it new?".

When bad reviews are read or written, one has to realize that these cars are very limited in number, and are at the very least 9 years old in the US. The used Corrado SLC does require more than usual special care in maintaining.

The handling is GREAT. The acceleration of 0-60 in 7.2 seconds is more than enough for the average driver. On the highway, passing is effortless.

All in all, this is a very unique car that requires some one that will give it the attention it needs. I never regret purchasing this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2003

1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC VR6 2.9L VR6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.9L VR6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 miles
Most recent distance103500 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Cabrio

Summary:

The most awesome car known to (wo) man

Faults:

Electric water pump was leaking like a sieve when I first got the car.

Previous owner put the wrong spark plugs in (had to buy new ones at $6.99 each)

Unresolved electrical issue with ticking relay and power window fuse blowing every other day.

#5 fuel injector decided to stop working. The car was running on 5 cylinders for a short amount of time and my spark plug was completely gas soaked.

I had all of the above fixed (with the exception of the electrical issue) and parts replaced (new injector, 6 new Bosch dual electrode plugs and new electric waterpump) for $503.00 -

General Comments:

To be honest, I really like the sample comment and think it's very fitting.

"This car is seriously quick and handles like it's on rails."!!

I gotta say, I never would have expected anything like this out of a Volkswagen, especially such a little car. I am surprised at what it can do every time I get into it.. I find myself going out for drives to nowhere in particular and drag racing everybody I come in contact with..

I can't tell you what a thrill it is to have people drive by in Porsches and slow down to take a second look at my car.. It's also great not seeing a car just like yours on every street corner!

Some day I'll have more money and I will have several Corrados. Yes, they are quirky, but I love them anyway.

Where else are you going to get a car that small with such a big engine? 178 horsepower stock. >:)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2002

1st Sep 2007, 13:20

If the injector wasn't working, how was the spark plug gas soaked??

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 17 reviews