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  • Bimmernaut
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    http://www.the-corrado.net/forum/vie...ht=reliability

    threadjack!

    who has actually owned/wrenched on one here? i have, and im really interested in this corrado dislike.

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  • Bimmernaut
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    When you say corrado's are timebombs...what are you basing that on?

    granted the pruduction was limited so parts wont be come and go. but it is a V.AG car, what as far as parts go are you all saying is expensive? just curious, we have owned 2 corrado's a scirroco and my Superbeetle...

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  • E30 Wagen
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    well, the guy is asking $500. It has just over 100,000 miles on it, silver with black leather bucket seats, moonroof, "body fair stored indoors," but I think he only has it listed as a parts car...

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  • dirty30
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    Originally posted by e30 gangsta View Post
    Corrados g60's are ticking time bombs.
    X2.... Love the way they look though, and the interiors are awesomely comfortable.

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  • e30 gangsta
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    Corrados g60's are ticking time bombs. I love my mk2 scirroco we use it to rally. One of the funnest beaters ive ever driven.

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  • LINUS
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    I lost count at 13 on owning VW's. I'd stick with the super genaric models. IIRC there never was a Scirocco GT in the NA market, it's wearing a euro badge. Scirocco's are better than Corrado's as far as cost per mile of part and frequency of repairs, but a Rabbit GTI or a Golf / A2 GTI (8 valve, preferrably an '86) would be my pick if I was going back to the FWD market.

    The main problem with Sciroccos now days is that they were kind of a bastard car, in that the fuel injection was just slightly different than generic Rabbit/Golf & Jetta models, and bodywork parts are becoming slightly scarce, due to lower production numbers. A 16v Scirocco isn't as bad, but it was again sort of a bastard as the intake came off the opposite side as A2 brother's GTI & Jetta GLI, again the bodywork issue, and unless the car body is primo, the intake is worth more to A1 guys as it's a boltup to those bodies.

    '86 GTI's are the most preferred, as you got rear disc brakes, and the best high compression 8 valve motor, engine code HT or RD, I forget off the top of my head which.

    If you found a 16v GTI with maint. records and less than 150K, I wouldn't mind that either. Just keep on top of religiously changing the timing belt, as it is an interferance motor, and 16v parts aren't cheap if you eat valves, but aside from that, I would rock one. Techtonics is a company to learn the ways of 16v maintence, and good performance parts too.

    Corrados - sexy, no doubt - but again, a solid example will command at least $4-5K, and you don't want to even bother with basketcases unless you have a serious love of wrenching, as you will learn all about superchargers. Bahn Brenner in a good shop to call to get a realistic view of Corrados.
    VR6 Corrados cost larger money, and as a prior owner, the VR6 and the Corrado core support just don't work well together. You have to pull the core support to get the lower intake manifold off if you aren't dropping the power train out the bottom. I had all my lights, foglights, turn signals, and such on quick connects to pop all them out, then pull the core support. Kinda sucked, but worked.

    '86 GTI FTW. The 16v GTI hit in '87, so all '86 are 8v. I'd rock a '85 GTI too, just drum rears, and I forget what exact motor code.

    The best thing about VW is any A1/A2 body will bolt up any A1/A2 engine, and some later model motors as well. Real Mr. Potatoehead mentality, but makes swap work a breeze. I think it's a huge reason you see so many swap powertrains.

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  • iCleaks
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    At the age of 17 (1988), I bought a 1982 with 100000 miles on it and sold it 6 years later with 242,000. I never had to replace anything expensive ie: clutch) and I did not believe in preventive maintenence. Also - the car performed great in the snow.

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  • ldsbeaker
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    I really like the body style of the scirocco's..

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  • dirty30
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    Scirocco's are great cars if you have experience with CIS injection or have owned an 80's VW of sorts. Of my three scirocco's, my 16v was my favorite but it was a constant fight to keep it running. The 1.8 8v is bullet proof and it should prove to be a fun DD.

    Now everybody chime in about how they think VW's are crap even though they've never owned one.

    Originally posted by Bimmernaut View Post
    try and find a corrado in your range. pure sex.
    Please god no.

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  • Bimmernaut
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    another cult car, smaller following, sourcing parts for it to be more than a resto will be tough. try and find a corrado in your range. pure sex.

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  • E30 Wagen
    started a topic '83 VW scirocco

    '83 VW scirocco

    Are these cars any good? There's one for sale locally for pretty cheap that my dad might go look at (or I might too).

    edit: It's a Scirocco GT
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