Looking for a new daily but can't decide on what to get, so here's yet another OMGWHATSHOULDIBUY threads.
I'm a 25 year old, single guy with an active lifestyle.
My commute to work is 37 miles, five days a week, 90% highway.
Here are my current options:
2000-2006 Jetta Wagon or Golf TDI
- great fuel economyl, practical, perfect roadtrip rig
- decent insurance rates
- over inflated prices (atleast here in British Columbia)
- no luck finding a decent low mileage example so far
1995 Corrado VR6 (Canadian Spec)
- 80,778 miles
- mint, mint, mint with zero modifications or accidents
- two sets of OEM wheels + OEM roof rack
- 100% service history & 95% reciepts
- original owner (President of Volkswagen Canada)
- second & third owners (Audi Master Technicians)
Last edited by oldschool_user; 07-11-2012 at 03:16 AM.
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got bath salts?
look, i love my corrado and when i was 25, i bought mine and DD'd it for the first couple of years. it left me stranded once.
the second year I had enough money for beaters. beaters (and then when money improved, scond cars) are the only reason I have been able to keep my corrado.
using a car that wasn't exactly known for reliability 20 years ago as a DD is not intelligent.
i love my corrado, i have maintained my corrado. i will probably get buring in my corrado. but even then there's no chance in hell it'd be my only 24/7 method of dependable conveyance.
I drive my 1992 Corrado VR6 daily... 173k miles.... i drive it about 3500 miles per month including back and forth from New Hampshire to New Jersey 4x a month year round (510 miles)... and i drive it hard often... one disclaimer though is that I am absolutely religious about maintenance and preventative maintenance on that car if you don't do that... your in for a world of troubles. its a 20 yo car that was never very reliable to begin with and has a host of things that like to break.
(the corrado is not my only car though... it will leave you stranded... its not a matter of if... but when)
edit: that doesn't look like an airbag steering wheel... are you sure thats a 95... hard to tell in the pic though
edit2: you mentioned an active lifestyle... the corrado has a lot of storage for the type of car it is (the vr less so than the g60 because of the larger gas tank)... but very little in comparison to a MKIV anything... so if you cary lots of stuff around all the time unless you want to fold the rear seats down it might not be the best choice
also being a 95 canadian spec car that probably has the full size spare which reduces the cargo space even more with a big ass hump in the floor of the cargo area
Last edited by VwG60Kid; 07-04-2012 at 11:27 AM.
Might as well be cross shopping an old overpriced Prius and an old British car.
Personally if money isn't a big concern I would say get the VR6.
I have to stop this idiot from deminishing my credibility every time he posts because my usernsme is in his sig.
in terms of the tdi, narrow your search from 2000-2006 to 1999-2003. reason being is 2003 was the last year for the alh. the replacement pumpe duece just doesnt compare in terms of reliability and maintenance cost. not to mention theyre indestructible. (ALH regularly are seen at 400, 500, 600+ km, pumpe dueces barely get to 200 before the cam fails)
I bought my TDI new in 2001. She has ~190,000 on the clock now. My average from the last three years is ~41mpg. Keep in mind I have a roof rack and wide sticky tires. I also drive the living snot out of the car, so the mileage should be much higher for a typical driver.
Repairs / maintenance needed in the past 190,000 miles:
MAF x3 (covered under warranty/TSB)
Timing belt, water pump and cleaned the intake manifold @ 80,000
Clutch @ 125,000
New Turbo, timing belt, water pump and cleaned the intake manifold @ 187,000
Car should be good for another 100,000 miles. I will never sell this thing.
Putting that many miles on such a clean, low mileage Corrado will both ruin it's value and break your wallet. Buy the Corrado and get Civic for the daily.
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