I think you're looking past the parody and taking this too seriously. Read between the lines and you'll find a story of a car that is charming despite all its faults. You can't get past the XJ6 and Merkur thing and then take anything I've written as being serious...and you've known my antics in the Corrado forum for years in the past...But yes, it was a G60 in stage 4/5 trim.
My driving is fine. Certainly not the best and my wife is definitely better –*I'll admit that. My Corrado certainly could've benefited from better tires and it was obviously too low. I can handle my 996 turbo without a problem. But that's because it's a marshmallow with computers and sorcery.
Yea..Corrado SLC sucked.
Sorry headliner.....The reality is, you are disgruntled like many people who buy Corrado's that are modified, have tons of beat on miles and have gone through 5-6 owners.
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None of this would dissuade me from buying a clean 968 coupe as a 3rd car if I had the money, though, do want.
just know that it's 20 years old and probably neglected. mechanically it's a mk2/3/passat hybrid so it's not toooooo bad $$$ wise. but if you are short of money, make sure you don't hit anything or can live with dented stuff.... corrado unique stuff is becoming very difficult to find.
eyes open, it's 20 years old, don't expect camry like reliability and you won't be upset.
and get AAA
OP: if you have to complain more than twice that people aren't getting your "satire" or "sarcasm," your meter may be off. and if you ARE trying to be not un-disgruntled, you might just be schizo.
and the proper comparos from its time are not toyotas or hondas or mitsus, but bimmers and p cars. the corrado is/was/will be a CLASSIC. truly one of a kind in a world of cookie cutters. it endures.
I got a 1992 SLC since 2004.
It was my Daily Driver for 3 years. It was then my backup car whenever my brand new 06' Jetta decided it wanted a trip to the dealer every season for a warranty repair. It never, ever let me stranded.
Overheated? Yeah, sometimes...since i never bothered to permanently fix the Fan's wireing harness. Suffered from battery drain issues when i didnt use it for more than a week...still havent really bothered to look whats wrong with it. A/C was broken half the time...bever bothered to simply fix whichever gas line was leaking. Lately, it suffered Alzheimer on the Alarm module (alarm would go off at 2am randomly lol) so i just deleted the module.
An here i am...over 8 years with it and it still starts up inmediately whenever my "newer car" decides to take a crap on me (luckily, very uncommon AFTER the warranty wore out).
Its a 20 year old car. Far from a classic...but farther from being a mistake for me! lol
92 Corrado SLC 5MT: The most reliable VW I've ever owned (yes, ironic).; 06 Jetta 2.0T 6MT: The fastest boring VW I've ever owned.; 01 Jetta VR6 5MT: The slowest funnest VW I've ever owned.; 08 R32 DSG: The best yet most disappointing VW I've ever owned (cough cough DSG cough cough).; 16 GTI SE DSG: The best DSG VW I've ever owned.
Funny story, well written, and made me giggle like a young girl in with Mommy's Black Card in Build-A-Bear workshop.
However, sorry to hear you have been so butthurt by an inanimate object. My Corrado runs and drives into the damn ground every single day for me, and through the three and a half years, 70k miles, and upwards of 10k in fresh paint, interior pieces, brakes, suspension upgrades, Cams, forged pistons, Ecodes and lighting, and et cetera...et cetera..., it has never given me such issues as you describe with the exception of the damn seat belts...thanks 1990s
What I am saying is that my Corrado has been nothing less than a pleasure and joy to own, visually experience every day when I come out of my house, and more importantly than anything else, it is an absolute blast to drive. It handles excellent, pulls hard as hell, and turns nearly every head as I drive through towns and cities. It may not be a mechanical masterpiece as you so delicately stated, but you are correct in saying it is aesthetically one of the greatest creations to ever hit United States roads.
Every damn time I get discouraged, and run out of money being the broke ass college student that I am, I just look at it, and take a seat in the driver's chair. Instantly, all thoughts of destruction and arson subside, with images of fields of fuzzy white bunnies playing with toddlers and flowers, then my VR comes ripping through at 100mph single handedly ripping a hole in every single layer of the atmosphere, turning the bunnies into furry little pancakes..It is then that I realize, I will never, ever....sell my Corrado.
But for tits' sake why the hell is it not rear wheel drive????