VW Corrado reliability?

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  1. Rynxprs

    Rynxprs New Member

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    Thinking of possibly picking up a 93 VW Corrado vr6.

    my Grand Cherokee 5.9 is just killing me on gas.

    Here's the info on the Corrado....

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    Corrado and reliability do not compute

    But seriously, corrado's are essentially the DSM's of vw's. Unless you want to do a lot of maintenance on it, you're better off looking for something else.
     
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    :o the vr6 ones are aight
     
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    as long as you have duct tape. string, zip ties, and some time, youll be golden.
     
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    Chris87 flatoutperformance.com

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    It sounds like it's been well taken care of, but if your main concern is reliability and want a VW that is good on gas, i'd look into getting an mk2 8v. The Corrado is only rated at 18/25mpg city/highway
     
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    What the heck is a mk2 8v? :) Not familiar with VWs.

    Thanks.
     
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    second generation vw with an i4 and 8vs. i think its from like 88-93. dont quote me on that, im probably wrong.

    my friend has one, and honestly, the gas isnt that great. if you really want gas milage, get a disel.
     
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    be prepared to pay an arm and a leg for a diesel mk2 or newer

    Everytime I've seen one for sale, it will be a beat up looking one for like 3-4grand

    even mk4 diesels are usually 3-4k more than a regular mk4 equivalent

    edit: from what I've seen
     
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    The guy i've been talking to about it said

     
  10. Diesel Fumes

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    MKII is 85-92

    I would not really recommend an early model VR6 equipped car unless you plan to do work on it. Even still, I really do believe that the VR6 is a great engine, but it has also evolved a lot since the early 90's.

    Add to this Corrados being grossly expensive. I would buy a MKII 8v if you are after a solid car thats easy as hell to work on. I have owned several 8v's and they are simple, quick enough and get great gas mileage. Of course none of them could dream of getting the fuel economy and reliability of my MKII turbo diesel :bigthumb:
     
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    you send that bitch my way, and you send it now!
     
  12. Rynxprs

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    Well the guy wants to trade me my Grand Cherokee 5.9 with 161,000 miles on it for his Corrado.

    I'll get better gas mileage, plus i think it would be easier to sell later on then the Grand Cherokee would be with gas prices now adays.
     
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    He's full of shit. I've got a 93 vr6 and I get about 20mpg driving around the city and about 25mpg on the highway going 70-80mph, and my car / engine is mint. He might see 30mpg if he's driving 60mph but who the fuck drives 60?


    And if you're not familiar with VW's, one of 2 things is going to happen if you buy this Corrado...

    1) You will become VERY familiar with VWs very quickly
    2) This car will nickel and dime you to death
    Or both may happen too.


    Like I said before, buy an 85-92 Golf/Jetta with an 8v 4cyl engine. I just sold a 2dr '91 with 120k miles in excellent condition that got 35mpg city and highway for $3000. You should be able to find a decent one for $2k or less.
     
  14. Diesel Fumes

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    I seen your Corrado at Sylvan Lake. Farfrumhome or something like that. Im pretty sure it was you anyways. Very nice car.
     
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    Rynxprs New Member

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    Here's a question for you guys....

    It's not looking like i'm getting $3000 for my 5.9 limited ZJ. I've had it for sale for $3800-3500 and not even a lowball offer. This is understandable with the gas prices these days.

    So, now that i have guy interested in trading his Corrado, i'm considering it, only to inturn sell the Corrado.

    I would think the Corrado would be easier to sell, so it doesn't get great gas mileage, but it gets ok gas mileage.

    What woudl be the going rate on the Corrado i've mentioned above?

    Thanks!
     
  16. Gawd

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    I am not familiar with going rates on corrados in the states, canada has them expensive. One like that in canada would probably be like 7-10k depending. In the states I think 5 is more the rate.

    As for reliablity just like any car keep up on maintenance and it will be good to you. I have never been stranded or had random problems in my corrado I have owned for 3 years. I have done a few bigger maitenenance items on it(headgasket, timing chains, clutch) but none of them were failing yet I just did them to make sure they wouldn't.
     
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    my '90 ABA 8v is perky but its mileage isn't great, and the isv is a stupid bastard, mileage is like 25 city, i don't take it on the highway because the gears are crazy short and it eats my gas like mad, but it'll have a 16v, a taller fifth and turbo soon
     
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    If you want something reliable stay away from Corrado's.
     

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