1995 Volkswagen Corrado VR6 2.8 from North America

Summary:

Beautiful car, rare, sporty...

Faults:

It was VR4 one day, two cylinders weren't working. No warning or anything. Cost me 400$. Now the steering wheel is making a grinding noise, and the clutch is going.

General Comments:

I love this car, it turns heads everywhere. I would never sell it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2000

1995 Volkswagen Corrado VR6 2.9i V6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Faults:

1) Stone chipped headlight - cost a fortune.

2) Battery went flat if car left standing with alarm on for 10 days or more. Battery replaced.

Other than that, only standard servicing and new rubber.

General Comments:

Great performance (0-60 approx. 6.5 secs and 140 mph plus), excellent road holding and driver appeal.

Good front seat comfort but rear space is limited (but still OK for adults) plus a good-sized boot. Ride is comfortable if firm (but this is a sports car).

Overall it proves quite economical. On a hard thrash, mpg drops into the teens but on day to day use expect 22-25 mpg and about 30 mpg for motorway cruising. 70-litre tank gives 450-mile motorway range.

I've owned mine for 2 1/2 years (& 32,000 miles) and can't think of anything I'd rather have. Not that offers the same good looks, excellent performance and economy for the money. Only snag is insurance at Group 18.

General running costs are as expected (except VW parts are a bit pricey). Plus I do wish my local dealer would stop treating me like I should feel privileged to go to him. Are all VW dealers the same?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 1999

10th Apr 2001, 15:46

YES, all vw dealers must be the same, and don't go to them for parts.

27th Feb 2002, 16:32

Yes all of the VW dealers are the same especially in Canada, do not go to them for parts.

17th May 2002, 15:58

Yes, in the UK certainly you are treated by dealers as if you are something nasty stuck on the sole of their shoe.

8th Nov 2003, 10:35

Hi Everyone.

I must be one of the few people who has found 1 VW Dealer who has treated me with respect.

Indeed, the Dealership in question has actually carried out all the work expected, and to the highest quality.

The previous Dealership, I used, was terrible!

The comments attributed to yourselves apply.

23rd Jan 2004, 13:06

It seems to be a worldwide problem. I live in Colombia South America and I thought that the problem of dealers was only here, but now I see that It is generalized. The service is awful not to mention the price.

10th Oct 2004, 12:54

Stone chipped headlight shouldn't have cost much to repair.

The lenses are only £20. Sounds like you've been conned into replacing the entire light.