1993 Volkswagen Corrado Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1993 Volkswagen Corrado VR6 2.9i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 2.9i petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10

Faults:

Where to begin...

Radiator, water pump gasket, sunroof motor, headlight switch, heater ctrls, clutch, uses 1 ltr of oil every 500 miles, wheel bearings, bump stops, door locks, electric mirrors, VW cat 1 alarm, misc switches, poor radio reception, trim falling off, misfire, MFA failure.

General Comments:

Dane's of Chester are a pile of crap at fixing and diagnosing things. I bought with 42k miles and they spent about 8k on the warranty on bits that went wrong in a year. Pile 'o' crap. Danes had the car in 6 times to get the radio reception HALF decent and THEY did 200 miles in the process!!!!!!!!!

Writing to their customer services was pointless - they didn't reply. Writing to the MD of the franchise was pointless. Servicing was done wrong and very very poor service from them (ordering wrong parts etc). The car was a cracker though :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th August, 1999

25th Nov 2000, 17:56

In all my years servicing and repairing VW's, I have never fitted as many parts to one Corrado. They are normally very, very good, you must have bought a dog of a car.

My VR6 has 85k on the clock and I have driven it very hard for the last 56k (includes every track day I can attend). Apart from servicing the only thing it has required is a new headlight switch.

The cars aren't the problem.... just the dealers, but owners will insist on using them!

10th Apr 2001, 15:53

Don't use vw dealers they are expensive rubbish there are lots of specialists who can tend to your needs, FOR LESS.

15th Sep 2007, 07:18

That's often not true, ask my local auto service chain that stripped out the oil pan drain on my Fathers GTI VR6 and forgot to put in a bushing in when they re-did the struts on my Golf, which over the past 10,000 miles has caused the struts, upper and lower control arms all to be ruined.

The Corrados had a lot of problems and the parts are outrageously expensive. Example: Fender for Corrado-$800. Fender for a Chevy-$60.

8th Dec 2007, 08:42

Maybe in the US Corrado parts are expensive, but they aren't in Europe. I am unaware of the problems these cars are reputed to have. All I've heard about are faulty door handles and sunroofs; that's it.

I bought a 1995 Corrado for £800 on eBay. It came with no service history and a smashed bumper. I've had no problems with it whatsoever, and it runs like a watch. Also managed to get a bumper for it for £50, and its the same colour!! I probably couldn't get a Chevy fender if I tried - for any price!!!

Corrado is a great practical sports cars.

1993 Volkswagen Corrado G60 1.8 supercharged petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.8 supercharged petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

To date, with only 25,000 miles on the clock nothing has gone wrong. It has been serviced every 3-5000 miles, and seems to have the typical German build quality.

General Comments:

Great fun to drive, especially on the open road over 3,500 rpm. Cornering and stability are excellent. Having had a VR6, a 323i, and a Audi cabriolet previously this is the most fun car to drive.

Performance off the line is not blistering but once going there is very little which is this practical, fun and fast !

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 1999

1993 Volkswagen Corrado 16v 2.2 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 2.2 16v petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

Jerking when driving off after a nights storage. Was rectified by cleaning distributor contacts and splashing WD40 onto rotor, HT leads (both ends) and coil. 5 min job.

After dropping the standard 2 litre lump and swopping it out for an overbored 2.2 ported, gas flowed uprated cam, balanced crank jobbie, this baby beats the pants off any RS/Uno/Alfa etc that's been at the receiving end of the fat supersprint blower at the rear of it. Superb Karmaan styling. Unrivalled VeeDub build quality and handling, esp after uprating the drivetrain and braking system with group N suspension/discs/pads/clutch.

General Comments:

FORD users eat your hearts out, this Vee Dub's here to stay.

Only one better than this is a VR6...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 1998

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