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    Thread: Corrado Manual to Automatic Swap

    1. 08-25-2012 08:31 PM #1
      Hi, since it is so hard to find a automatic corrado, I have been thinking of buying an manual and have it switched to automatic. Any one have success with that? Around how much would a project like that run me and is it worth it?
      Thanks!

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      08-26-2012 12:45 AM #2
      Why??? A rare automatic is only more valuable if it is factory auto. Maybe. Why would you take the fun out of a car and put in a horrible tranny? Cross-eyed albinos with one arm and 8 toes are rare, but not valuable.
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      08-26-2012 07:00 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by ps2375 View Post
      Why??? A rare automatic is only more valuable if it is factory auto. Maybe. Why would you take the fun out of a car and put in a horrible tranny? Cross-eyed albinos with one arm and 8 toes are rare, but not valuable.
      Agreed. Good God don't do it!
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    4. 08-26-2012 03:11 PM #4
      I won't do it ;-) I wonder if you guys could give me an expert opinion on two automatics I have found?
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...orrado-VR6-SLC
      and an ebay listing
      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Volks...#ht_500wt_1182

      I would really appreciate it, thanks!

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      08-26-2012 03:35 PM #5
      I don't care how "rare" an automatic is, you'd still have to put out the cash to swap it to a decent tranny. And none of those auto trannies of those years are worth it.
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      08-26-2012 05:05 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by ps2375 View Post
      I don't care how "rare" an automatic is, you'd still have to put out the cash to swap it to a decent tranny. And none of those auto trannies of those years are worth it.
      Now sticking a DSG in either of those cars would be interesting.
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    7. 08-26-2012 05:49 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Prof315 View Post
      Now sticking a DSG in either of those cars would be interesting.
      If I am understanding DSG correctly, it will give you the 5-speed feel but keeps it automatic?

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      08-26-2012 06:53 PM #8
      Ehh its also extremely complicated and needs a lot of supporting electronics. Not worth it.

      Either of those cars in the links look reasonable
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      08-26-2012 10:13 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by senetamina View Post
      I won't do it ;-) I wonder if you guys could give me an expert opinion on two automatics I have found?
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...orrado-VR6-SLC
      and an ebay listing
      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Volks...#ht_500wt_1182

      I would really appreciate it, thanks!
      Some reason, that looks like same car, only with different headlights, and painted rims. Same mileage and same place of sale. Oh yeah same asking price.

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      10-21-2012 10:05 PM #10
      I did a auto trans delete in a rado g60. there was alot of witing that was for the auto trans
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      10-31-2012 04:01 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by chc-rado View Post
      Some reason, that looks like same car, only with different headlights, and painted rims. Same mileage and same place of sale. Oh yeah same asking price.
      LOL...

      looked at both ads..

      same car in both ads.

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