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PostSubject: Corrado advice   Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:59 pm

Looking at buying a corrado but its not a car that caught my eye originally and so know nothing about them. The one im looking at will only be a 1.8 16v otherwise insurance companies would try to banana fuck me! Since a few of you guys on here have lived with them day in day out just wondered what their like as a daily, what to look out for when buying, how many miles are too many for that particular model of car and stuff like that?

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PostSubject: Re: Corrado advice   Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:47 am

Ross would be a good one to advise you on these mate.... He will be along soon...

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PostSubject: Re: Corrado advice   Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:41 am

mine was a pretty good buy tbf, came with all the good bits just needed painting,do NOT go for tornado red as it is the worst colour and no matter how much u try n polish it back up u will find patches u just cant sort out and it will wreck ur head!!! mine was a h-plate n had 114k which i think was fairly low miles for that reg. usual things to check with a dub,suspension mounts,sills, oil leaks, if its been looked after ie fsh then ur gonna do allright. basically a mk2 underneath,also remember these are getting rare so panels might be a twat to find,rot on front driverside wing,rear passenger quarter near the sill,might be a fluke but ive seen a couple going in the same place. as for living with it,great fun to drive, 9s out back without arch work can be a pain,i swapped my borbs for some d90s that were 8s and could drop the rado to the floor and could drive it!! like i said basically a mk2 underneath,so mk2 bits will fit. k-jet engines are a bit pap but if its looked after then it will be fine. fuel economy is ok,depends how u drive it like everything else really. hope this helps mate!

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PostSubject: Re: Corrado advice   Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:54 am

cheers for the reply, unfortunately it is tornado red but since my last two dubs have been the same colour Ive got enough stocks of spare paint and T cut to deal with that as I know the pain of seeing red panels fade, think I'll have to have a listen to the engine as its on 140,000 odd miles but Im very tempted by the looks to go for it if its solid underneath and its only 800 quid with 12 months MOT
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PostSubject: Re: Corrado advice   Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:09 am

bargain mate,if it breaks u can still make the money back. my head gasket went n i still managed to get near on what i paid for it!

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PostSubject: Re: Corrado advice   Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:42 am

sounds like decent money and the mileage isn't exactly intergalactic. Make sure the electric spoiler works!
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PostSubject: Re: Corrado advice   Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:17 am

Is it from Louth?.. sounds like one of mates old ones....... If ya pm me the reg of it i will ask him n find out for ya..

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PostSubject: Re: Corrado advice   Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:23 am

no its not its based in northampton, think insurance quote sealed the deal so going to look at it
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PostSubject: Re: Corrado advice   Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:54 am

nice one mate, hope it all works out for ya..

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PostSubject: Re: Corrado advice   Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:13 pm

it didnt lol, phoned the guy and he sold it a few days ago but forgot to take his ad off pistonheads so im now looking for another one since Ive got the idea in my head of having one
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PostSubject: Re: Corrado advice   Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:23 pm

you should buy my golf lol
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PostSubject: Re: Corrado advice   Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:49 am

did consider it but im sh*t at anything mechanical and need something with tax and test so I can have it running straight away as I average about 500 miles a week just going betwen uni and home. Think ive found another corrado, taking the advice and avoiding a tornado red one now. This one is mystic blue and has every stamp in the service book plus reciepts for services every six months since the book ran out!
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PostSubject: Re: Corrado advice   Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:06 am

my golf is taxed and tested and a new ecu should see it right. its got 5mins left on ebay and i dont think it'l sell, so I'l either sort it or break it
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