First of all, let me start off by saying I think its only fair to sell this to VW and Corrado enthusiasts and not as a daily driver for some random college kid. The car runs and has a less miles on it than your typical 20+year old car, but you all know that Corrados require attention, and these aren't common cars, and these aren't cars even your average Joe mechanic is familiar with. These cars are becoming endangered and they deserve to be taken care of from special individuals. This Corrado has had a lot of attention mechanically, and therefore mechanically it is in good shape, (with the exception of a few minor wear and tear details), and has had a lot previously replaced. Cosmetically on the other hand, due to its previous location with the previous owner, it needs some attention and thats the main consideration i'm taking in with the price. I'll break down the details below.
Also i want to mention this car has been garaged for a few years and most recently has been brought back to life. This includes smog, which you know is a bitch in California. Fresh stickers are now coming in the mail.
Lets start with the GOOD:
* IT RUNS!! - No problems with the 1.8 engine, recent tune up
-fresh oil (synthetic) and filter
-coolant (g12 pink stuff upgrade)
-fresh air filter
-new fuel filter
-new fuel pump
-new fuel pump gasket
-alternator was replaced a few years ago
*BBM solid engine mount
-G-ladder stock supercharger still intact (however I would strongly recommend getting it rebuilt unless you plan to replace it with an alternative charger)
-interior in decent shape
-spoiler still functions
-projector style upgraded headlamps
-Fuzion tires have very few miles on them (although wheels might be bigger than most people prefer for a corrado -17"
-brand new illuminated shift knob (audi TT style)
*Passat glass moon roof provided but not installed- will replace bad sunroof (see below)
*original sunroof was sealed by the previous owner with some kind of calk since i imagine it leaked, and the switch was disconnected (however, i have a replacement switch and a full moon roof to replace the whole system - will require some work)
*Car needs a respray - as i mentioned, the most notable issues with this car are cosmetic. There is clear-coat damage on the hood and roof, major chipping on the rear bumper, some minor rust surrounding the back hatch window, some scratches, and quite a few small dents on both doors. Some bondo and a new coat of paint will be good for this car, body wise though its ok. it hasn't been in any wrecks or fender-benders so you won't need new bumpers or anything like that, just needs a make-over. Replacing the hatch from a parted out Corrado may end up being a better option that fixing the rust (depends on what your body guy says)
-small/slow power steering leak (seal in rack and pinion) applied some lucas stop-leak so we'll see if that slows it even further. Honestly i had the whole engine and bottom of car steam cleaned and it took over 4 hours to see a drop come from the power steering. I've only topped it off once a month or a couple months and even then it was hardly below the max line.
-driver's side cv boot torn.
-no A/C or heater - heater core is bypassed (most of you know this is a typical thing for a Corrado at this age) I learned to live without it for several years, however it is fixable if you're willing to dig in there
-Clarion aftermarket radio/cd player stopped working a few years ago - probably a fuse or wire problem, just never bothered with it. Still have the deck and everything.
Well thats all i can think of at the moment. $2400 OBO Email me directly for a faster response, firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
Last edited by psyched550; 05-27-2012 at 09:45 PM.