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1990 Volkswagen Corrado 2 Dr Supercharged Hatchback Review
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Top Ten Cars To Drive/own Before You Die, Top Ten Cars We Wish They Still Made — its a corrado, its one of those cars you take the long way home. and go out of your way to find roads that arnt straight. sexy as hell. would like another, but itll get smoked by a majority of cars that are out there for the price. however the handling is one of if not the best front wheel drive car of all time. The integra Type R minicooper S are the kind of caliber were talking about.

Pros: top ten best cars to own before you die, top ten cars we wish they still made

Cons: unreliable

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1990 Volkswagen Corrado 2 Dr Supercharged Hatchback Review
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Not A Bad Car At All! — This was a California car with 19,000 miles on it, so I was lucky to find one in good shape. Supercharger worked great and it had the electric spoiler that raised up at around 45mph and automatically lowered when you came to a stop.

Pros: Quick little car that really caught people's attention.

Cons: Let me repeat the "little car" part again....back seat passengers were fine if they had no legs.

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1990 Volkswagen Corrado Review
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Brilliant — This car was amazing, when I bought it it had covered 100,000 miles and was just about run in! I have only just sold this car although I haven't used it for years (couldn't bring myself to part with it!!) Will have another one day! (A VR6 maybe)

Pros: Performance, handling, looks, build, reliability.. The list goes on!

Cons: A bit pricey to maintain - that's it

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Great Fun With Top-notch Handling — I've always wanted a Corrado. Back when they were new, and the prices started at $20,000, I wanted one badly but wasn't in a position to afford a new sports car just yet. I decided I WILL HAVE ONE and laid out a plan to pay some things off in a few years and buy a new Corrado. As time went on and the Corrado got better, I got more excited knowing that soon I would be able to buy my own new Corrado and also afford the insurance [I was kinda young back then]. Then, it all came crashing down. Sales of the very expensive Corrado were way off, and VW was dropping the guillotine's blade on it. My dream was squashed, and so was I. But I digress...many years later, in 2007, I happened upon what would become my Corrado. It was the first-year model [not my first choice] and it was a G60 [also not my first choice] and lastly it was tweety-bird yellow [definitely not my first choice]. Knowing I would stand a greater chance of hitting the lottery or getting struck by lighting, or possibly both, before finding another Corrado in as-good of shape as this one and at this give-away price, I quickly got over my apprehensions and bought the thing. So far, I'm not sorry about it. The Corrado isn't a car for everyone; it's not easy to get into or out of, and working on it can be a royal PITA. It's also not inexpensive when parts are needed. What the Corrado does do is offer you handling that is sublime and an incredibly comfortable cockpit once you're belted in place. I've only had the car for a few months now, and I'm forever being approached by folks that either want to ooh & aah over it or gawk at it and ask what it is. One of those folks was a gentleman that buys & sells Porsches. He told me he had a Corrado once, and that he felt it was more capable than any Porsche he'd had when it came to all-out handling. I'm not sure if I believe that tale exactly, but I can attest that the handling is likely the best of any car I've ever driven in my 40 years. It's razor-sharp and responds to your input immediately. The ride is firm without being punishing, and the controls are very much driver-oriented. This is not your father's Oldsmobile. The manual 5-speed shifter works well but is far from the best I've used. If I understand correctly, it was the first year that VW used a cable shifter instead of a linkage shifter. It is notchy and the throws seem long to me and the clutch pedal is very stiff, but when you're "driving" the car, all of that seems to melt away. The aforementioned steering is very responsive and returns a great amount of road feel, typical VW actually. You never have to wonder what the tires are encountering down there as there's an open line of communication to your fingers. The view out isn't so great, but it never is in a sports car. There are large blind spots and you have to be certain when you're backing up. The seats are VW-great and also adjust for height which is a good thing in this low-slung car. Getting in and out is tricky, again typical for this type of auto. The rear buckets are a bit snug and tall people won't be happy back there for very long. On the technology side, I'm impressed that this car has auto-down front windows [from the driver's buttons] and you can also close the windows and the sunroof from outside the car by turning & holding the key in the lock position, handy if you're already outside the car and want to lock it up. Mine also has seat warmers which are great on cold mornings. One peculiarity is the perplexing glove box light; it's manually operated by a switch inside the glove box. If you leave it in the "on" position, it will turn off when you shut the car off. I have a VW that is 7 years older and much less technologically advanced, and it has a glove box with an automatic light and a proper switch. The Corrado new in 1990 was $20k +, the equivalent of about $35,000 seventeen years later in a car today. I would expect a small detail like that to not be overlooked in that price range. Go figure. The car also features another techno device - a speed-sensitive rear spoiler that deploys at 45 mph in the US and retracts at 20 mph. This reduces lift at highway speeds and helps to keep the rear end of the car in-check and the tires properly planted back there. The engine is coarse but instantly responsive. The supercharger doesn't have "lag" like a turbo might, so when you get on the throttle the car reacts immediately. Even though it is a four cylinder, it is a heavy sports car and it still manages 27 mph on the highway. Aside from the noise from the engine compartment, the car is surprisingly quiet. Road and wind noise are kept to a minimum and the stock exhaust is also quiet. There is also a multi-function trip computer that displays useful information such as trip time, average mpg, average mph, oil temp, outside temp, and the current time of day. It's a bit of a pain to have to cycle through all of those items to display the time, but I'd still rather have that information than be without it. The 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS help stop you with authority. Cars weren't yet required to have airbags when this one was made, so those pesky "motor-mouse" shoulder belts had to be fitted when an airbag wasn't installed. They're incredibly annoying and after the 7th time you've hit your head on them, you will rue their existence. At the end of the day, if you are in the market for an unusual sports car that is great fun to drive and you don't mind a few quirks, find a decent example of the Corrado and take it for a spin. I'll just bet you'll smile. A lot. :D

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Miles Driven per Year:10,000

Pros: Handling, seat comfort, firm ride, great looks, trick spoiler, fun-to-drive, fast.

Cons: Poor visibility, clunky shifter, entry/exit, engine noise, motorized shoulder belts, parts can be expensive.

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1990 Volkswagen Corrado 2 Dr Supercharged Hatchback Review
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Get A Good One And Drive A Twisty Road To Smile From Ear To Ear! — Ugly because of all the dents and scratches, but it is a great little thing to drive. Quality of the car is good, german steel. Be careful of the G60 compressor though, get one serviced as soon as possible unless they have papers on the service.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Fun, handling

Cons: Bad Compressors if not maintained properly. Expensive to change

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1990 Volkswagen Corrado 2 Dr Supercharged Hatchback Review
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Great Fun On A Budget To Drive On A Trackdays. — helios the rado is a 21 year old car it has had £££££s spent on it and it can be a money pit if you get carried away as most parts are golf or jetta and vary tuneable car was rebuilt by me for last 2 years due to previous owner incorrectly fitting sound system which caught fire. appearance - helios blue in need of some tlc as n/s front wing has pealing lacquer and a few rust bubbles,jom gril,full led lighting inside/rear and yellow tint h/light bulbs performance - good tunned car has piper-cross induction,full tuned stainless steel exhaust build quality - great as its built by KARRMAN factory.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: sticks to road like its on rails on a hot day.

Cons: will eat your wallet in fuel and suspension parts due to pot holes

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1994 Volkswagen Corrado Reviews

Amazing Car By David

i have always wanted a vr6 corrado since i passed my test and when i got the chance i had to take it its a very fun car to drive and i like the way it looks. it has good acceleration and the noise t... Read More

I Just Love It Wont Change It Plus Its Becoming Very Rare By Damien

Its a very nice car to look at but its quite a heavy and tireing car to drive and its a bit hard to get into it. As build quality as with germans they always have good build quality but the interior i... Read More

1993 Volkswagen Corrado Reviews

Good Looking Doesn't Alway = Good Quality By Pat

It's a VR6, nice car to look and to drive but visited dealership very often to fix... ended up driving rental car most of the time. Anything you can think of and you cannot think of went wrong and nee... Read More

I Owned This Car From Day One And I Still Love To Drive It! By vr6

Best volkswagen ever made.Built half by volkswagen and half by hand with karman coach works germany.looks,sound,handling this car has it all.Very reliable and a joy to drive.And were talking about a c... Read More

1992 Volkswagen Corrado Reviews

G60 Corrado By Daniel

pic is not the car i owned just one off the net same colour though 210bhp jabba stage 4 supercharged performance was off its box , but teh noise/whine of the charger annoyed me & nothing else in orr ... Read More

My Corrado By Grant

What i like about my corrado is that it is rare and fun do drive. Whenever i see another corrado i freak out cause it never happens. This car has been a learning experience for me, i do all my own rep... Read More

1991 Volkswagen Corrado Reviews

My V-dub Dub-r G-charged By Todor

Very rare and good looking coupe of the'90s. Performance: - 160hp, 1.8, supercharged engine with 225Nm of torque - catalog acceleration 0-100km/h 7.3sec Biuld Quality: - very good - manufactured by K... Read More

I Love Corrado's By Lee

I love this car, i've always wanted one, and ever since i've had this car, i've enjoyed every minute behind the wheel. The model I own is a 1.8 16v, one day I hope to convert the engine and put somet... Read More

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