Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Intro, Dec 11, 2006.
What do you think of the Corrados?
I like them. But if you're going to get one, I'd definately go with the SLC over the G60.
Everybody likes the Corrado. Too bad they're all ten years old now.
cool cars, but i gave up finding a clean enough one.
i almost got a green vr6 a few months ago, nice cars, classic look, but they do have alot of issues.
the weak cannot sustain a corrado. g60's handle like go-karts, slc's are better high speed cars (alot of weight from the iron vr6 block). otherwise both are what you'd expect from a german car of that age.
the cost of ownership i'd say is gonna be 6000K for 4 years plus any mods. to make it 100% functional in all areas and reliable. Thats usually more than the car. heck i've dropped maybe 30K in 4 corrado's and still have a pos. but thats the fun of the habit
$6,000,000 (6000k - 6000 thousand) for 4 years
okay so my math sucks, but the reality is the corrado is a car of passion and owners will dump immense time and money into the pit. then it will get nicked in an accident say hood,headlight,fender and be totalled.
LMAO...I never even noticed that one...
I've always liked them, they are always easily identified from other vw's and just a damn good looking car.
Lysholm s/charged G60 ftw ... I'd go with a 5 lug swap just for the Porsche "cookie cutters" like above
my dream car ...
Ya, I would love to have one of these beasts. Does't the supercharger on the G60 have to be 'rebuilt' every 40,000 miles or so?
The early VR6 engines had problems with the head cracking. That's why the later ones got an after run coolant pump.
SC needs to be rebuilt, but not every 40k miles. And VR6 engines have never had a problem with the head cracking.... Head gaskets - yes. Heads cracking - no.
Since dub modder was just posted, here's one of my current 'rado's currently, and since I plan on keeping it for a while, how it will eventually look years down the road..
Damn it every time I see one of those it makes me want to sell my A2 and A4 Must... resist... the urge....
ugly heavy slow and dont corner.
other than that they also have no engine bay to work in and numerous runnin issues after you hit the 120k mark.
Heavy...because it's German.
Slow...until you tune it.
Cornering...improves dramatically when you stiffen the rear swaybar.
Ugly...no it's not, you're an idiot.
they are sexy cars, but a buck opf bolts, every thing breaks on them
Lots of Americans think this because Americans think reliability means "I can beat on it every day for years and it still works," whereas Europeans think reliability means "It's designed well enough that I know when each part will break and I can replace it before then." Combine an American driver with a European car and you get...well...real life. Euros are rated lowest in reliability in America, specifically because of this miscommunication.
Well since American and Japanese and Korean cars all work like this...
Not really. The cars that Japanese companies sell in America are much-better designed to withstand being beaten on like Americans love to do, compared to most Euros. Not that it's our fault, really; we drive more than anybody else in the world, so we needs us some beaters.
A black corrado is deff one of my must haves
I own a 90 red G60 and a black 92 vr6. Vr6s have crazy bottom end torque. You can chirp it in 3rd on the stock bbs rims or speedlines. G60s on the other hand have stiffer suspension and the supercharger can blow at high miles but is a lot easier to make faster if your on a tight budget. Corrados are supposedly "unreliable" because its about 17ish years old already and its a sports car so its been beat to death since day one. Your in luck to find one where the owner hasnt abused it throughout the years. The G60 ive had for 2 years now only had a odometer problem where it kept spinning till it hit 727k miles lol....other than that...it has treated me pretty well.
great looking car but I could never own one.
awesome! find the cleanest one possible!