1993 Volkswagen Corrado VR6 2.9i petrol from UK and Ireland
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.
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.