1993 Volkswagen Corrado Reviews - Page 4 of 5

1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC VR6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission VR6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

Great if you have the money

Faults:

Way too much to list individually.

Clutch BROKE (didn't wear out).

Sunroof broke.

A/C compressor blew up.

The car has cooling problems.

General Comments:

This car is a blast to drive, but a superb bank account is necessary to maintain and repair it.

I bought the car for $8900 one year ago and have spent $7000 so far repairing it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st May, 2001

1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC 2.8 VR6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.8 VR6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance94562 miles

Summary:

The world's cheapest Porsche in VW wrappings

Faults:

Lots of problems pop up on a car like this and I have had my fair share.

Coolant hoses are likely to go pop on high mileage cars in hotter climates without modifications to the coolant system with a low temp fan switch, and a low temp thermostat.

Solid car, solid engine, just depends on the level of babying that it has received as to whether the Corrado of your dreams is a dream or a nightmare.

Parts are expensive from dealerships, but are cheaper and widely available online.

Every Corrado owner needs to go to the VWVortex forums for the cheapest tech support in the world. A must see for all Corrado owners.

General Comments:

Love the car to death. Cheap, fast and durable. The ultimate hot-hatch.

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

Review Date: 1st November, 2000

1993 Volkswagen Corrado VR6 2.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres

Summary:

Nice ride, but too expensive to maintain

Faults:

There are a lot of problems:

Water pump failure.

Heater hose and heater core.

Brakes.

Radiator hose.

Water pump hose.

Blown transmission.

Power steering hose.

Heated seat elements.

Door handle outside the passenger door.

Factory alarm.

Headlight wires fried.

Secondary water-pump blew out.

Ssuspension.

Engine and oil pan gaskets had to be replaced as well as the above and more things to mention....... etc...

General Comments:

It's a fun and fast car to drive and race, this car is a looker, and gets a lot of attention, but is too expensive to maintain due to the high cost of parts and lack of them at dealerships.

In my opinion, if you have the money, buy the car if you like it, but if you don't, don't even test drive it cos it will suck you in to buying it.

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

Review Date: 27th September, 2000

1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC 2.8L VR6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.8L VR6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Faults:

Wheel bearing, oxygen sensor, some minor electrical problems.

General Comments:

The Corrado is a blast to drive, and with the limited number produced, is almost destined to be a classic. The North American Volkswagen dealer network should be ashamed - "genuine" parts are incredibly expensive, service people are curt and arrogant, etc. The car is sort of hard to work on yourself, however with patience it can be done. The car is the second most comfortable car I have ever owned, besides a 1981 Jaguar XJ6. It attracts lots of attention, and is pretty decent on fuel consumption. I am happy with the decision to purchase the car, but probably would not buy another Volkswagen based on the high price of parts and dealer service.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th June, 2000

11th Feb 2002, 16:03

Hey. I'm 17, but I have fallen in love with this car. From what I hear it is a blast to drive and handles well, But I rarely see them. And they look great. Does anyone know where I could find one? A manual that is. I have seen one in Scarborough Ontario (I live in Canada}, but its bumper is missing. Should I buy it?

21st Mar 2003, 12:14

Go for it. Corrado's are really hard to find. I had a 90 G60 that I totaled, but about a month and a half later I found a 94 VR6 in Hoffman Estates, IL which is 12 miles away from my home. My father and I talked about the car and I ended up buying the car with help from my parents. It was not cheap. the car was 17,500. this is the reason why it was so expensive, it only had 6,443 original miles when I bought it. I've had it for 3 months now and I will find a beater in the summer to rarely drive this car because I would like to keep it under 20,000 miles. Believe it or not, but no joke it had less than 7,000 miles and I can prove it. Go for the car just remember it is expensive to maintain. Whether it is a G60 or VR6 this car will become a classic someday. If you ever do get a chance to drive a VR6 from a G60 try it, there is a huge power difference.

28th May 2009, 20:56

Why give it = (based on those comments (original message). The car is a true modern classic. Find an unmolested example (the VR6 is the pinnacle), and be prepared to be extremely happy for the money. There are many great forums to give you a hand if you feel handy.

Mine has everything you'd conceivably want. Power steering, seats (heated), sunroof, windows, mirrors, spoiler, good gas mileage 8Litres/100 HW to 10-12 Litres/100 City. Recaro seats, 2.8 V6, stupid handling, looks, cult status...

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