1988-1993 CORRADO 16V/G60
WHY WE LOVE IT It’s simply brilliant! The Corrado was viewed as the Scirocco’s natural successor when it was introduced in 1988 and its looks were matched by a hugely capable chassis. It was initially available with a 1.8-litre, 136bhp 16-valve twin-cam engine, then – on the G60 – with a 160bhp supercharged motor. The arrival of the 2.8-litre 190bhp VR6 in 1990 took the Corrado to another level.
Sadly, the days when you could pick up a bargain Corrado in good condition are long gone.
Both 8V and 16V engines are sturdy and will enjoy a long working life if looked after. Look for history of a cambelt change (every 60,000 miles) – get it changed if there is none. SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE 1781cc/4-cyl/OHC POWER 160bhp@5600rpm TORQUE 166lb ft@4000rpm TOP SPEED 140mph 0-60MPH 8sec FUEL CONSUMPTION 29-34mpg TRANSMISSION FWD, five-speed manual
Unlike the earlier VW models, rot is a lot less of a problem for Corrado-era cars, but do look for blisters around the doors, windscreen and fuel filler cap just in case.
WHAT TO PAY CONCOURS £9000+, GOOD £6000, AVERAGE £4000, PROJECT £2000