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    Thread: Looking for some advice on purchasing a corrado.

    1. 05-30-2012 05:33 AM #1
      Ive been looking around to purchase one of these vehicles and would like some opinions on whether it's a good deal or to (straight up run away). Any other info about these cars would be nice aswell such as (how often things usually go wrong, costs of repairs etc.) Thanks

      these are the links to the 3 corrados ive been interested in.

      1) http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ380689327


      2) http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ366927543

      3) member on here http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...93-Corrado-VR6

      (i wouldn't want the air ride system.

      Thanks anything is appreciated.

    2. 05-30-2012 06:45 AM #2
      #3 but i dont think youre the right man for that car.

      additionally you have some bad taste....(1&2)

      the more i think of it, dont buy a corrado, K Thanks!
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      05-30-2012 07:32 AM #3
      I like number three.

      What's wrong with number 1's Zender spoiler
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      05-30-2012 08:59 AM #4
      nr. 3 looks ok, and on the other 2 when you buy it, its your taste, bodykits you can remove..

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      05-30-2012 09:31 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by brian1321 View Post
      Ive been looking around to purchase one of these vehicles and would like some opinions on whether it's a good deal or to (straight up run away). Any other info about these cars would be nice aswell such as (how often things usually go wrong, costs of repairs etc.) Thanks
      You are not ready for the hurt your wallet is about to ensue. The last line shows how bad you are in for it unless you have a professional Corrado Expert friend or lots of loot, run away.

      Green one with the Zender Kit is the best of the 3. Cleanest at least, nothing molded or shaved.

      Blue One is a G60 Swap car, and unless a Donor Corrado was used for the swap, run far far away.

      The Shaved one on Vortex is a total Vortex approved ride. Air Ride, and Flat Paint. Nothing like taking the easy way out on things.....I bet most people tell you to get that one.
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      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

    6. 05-30-2012 11:40 AM #6
      My advice:

      1. no g60
      2. only really minor mods such as wheels, coils, headunit, lights
      3. look out for bad body work (rolled fenders)

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      05-30-2012 11:53 AM #7
      I wouldn't buy either out of those personally but...

      1)
      Minuses:
      its Green
      (molded) bodykit & InPro's

      Plus:
      its a '94 (late-spec interior) and has cloth Recaros


      2)
      Minuses:
      91 VR = swap car (you can buy original VRs for that money)
      bodykit & InPro's

      Plus:
      VR6 s/charged


      3)
      Minuses:
      flat paintjob
      airride (but you could sell that and go back to coilover)
      shaved front bumper & ugly wheels

      Plus:
      93,5 model (late-spec interior) with cloth Recaros


      If you're looking at those then I guess your budget is on the high side - I think you should be able to find something better for that money
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      ... (Corrado) might be the greatest collection of bad VW ideas ever put into one car.
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      05-30-2012 12:04 PM #8
      /\ what about the zender spoiler!! or is my beast the only corrado allowed to rep it.
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      05-30-2012 12:08 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by RedYellowWhite View Post
      I wouldn't buy either out of those personally but...

      1)
      Minuses:
      its Green Dragon Green so it is not a Minus. Classic Green yes, - ∞ for that
      (molded) bodykit & InPro's Kit is NOT Molded

      Plus:
      its a '94 (late-spec interior) and has cloth Recaros
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      Quote Originally Posted by pileofredparts View Post
      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

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      05-30-2012 03:10 PM #10
      ^^Preferences....I just don't like any green on Corrados...but they do say that people who choose green colour for their cars are characterized for the smartness


      And are you sure its not molded? It look pretty molded to me
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      05-30-2012 03:29 PM #11
      It does not look molded to me in the pics, I see the lines.

      I chose green because I had no choice. Black or Silver would be my next 2 choices of OEM and Available. My car had so much else going for it (other than the dents, paint condition) Mostly Original, lots of intact items normally missing, E-Codes, and was a decent car with 126K Miles. $4,000.

      Monster of a car now though.
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      Quote Originally Posted by pileofredparts View Post
      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

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      05-30-2012 05:59 PM #12
      Jasmine yellow if I was lucky enough or white slc, that's if I had a choice


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      05-30-2012 06:05 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by HavokRuels View Post
      Jasmine yellow if I was lucky enough or white slc, that's if I had a choice


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      So you like Unicorns because Canada got White VR6's.....no such thing as an OEM White SLC though.
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      Quote Originally Posted by pileofredparts View Post
      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

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      05-30-2012 06:52 PM #14
      Haha. Remember the 25 year rule, I'm eagerly awaiting the day




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      05-30-2012 08:26 PM #15
      Welcome Brian. Read/search through the archives here and you'll find what usually goes wrong with them. If you do cut your teeth on a Corrado, buy the Bentley manual right off the bat. Good luck!
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    16. 05-30-2012 10:23 PM #16
      look for a stock vr6, be patient and dont rush into one. You wont find it, it will find you...
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      05-31-2012 12:17 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by VAN CAN View Post
      look for a stock vr6, be patient and dont rush into one. You wont find it, it will find you...
      Wisdom. Be patient, or you'll really regret it.

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      05-31-2012 05:02 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by HavokRuels View Post
      Jasmine yellow if I was lucky enough or white slc, that's if I had a choice

      If I didn't already have a red Corrado (in which I invested thousands of $$$ already ), I would go for either a yellow or a white one - get the username now?
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      05-31-2012 05:25 AM #19
      Take your time and shop around. If you don't know much about these cars then either be prepared to learn, or find a good specialty mechanic and be willing to pay for it. Even if you do your own work you'll be putting a good amount of money into the car for parts to keep up on the maintenance. At the end of the day you're not spending Porsche money, but it's definitely not as cheap as a Civic or an 8 valve VW.

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