1991 Volkswagen Corrado G60

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Though it sits in a forgotten corner of the enthusiast realm for most of the time, the Corrado will always be a cool car. While the original Scirocco was a stunner, the second generation was a bit dumpy. The Corrado brought great looks and an allegedly transcendent driving experience with some very appealing engine choices, creating a sporty compact FWD hatchback that had many strengths. Price was a downfall, as it may be for today’s example. It looks very nice in a fresh coat of white paint and the matching wheels – sometimes a death knell – look appropriate. Apparently they were part of a $25k-round of investment though, which should be reserved for classic cars and startup companies.

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Year: 1991
Model: Corrado
Engine: 1.8 liter supercharged inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 127,662 mi
Price: $11,995 Buy It Now

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VW Fans: Do not miss this opportunity! Restored with over $25,000 invested in this car in the past 24 months! New paint, new leather interior throughout, exhaust work, wheels, brakes, full tune-up, the list just goes on and on! This car runs great and is sure to be an eye catcher! All mechanical work completed at a VW certified dealership and a full history can be provided. This car has been in the family for the past 15 years, with no accidents, and has been garage stored and well cared for. Mileage is original. Volkswagen Fan? You will not find a Corrado like this! I am a law school student who needs to free up some cash to finish school; however, I do understand the deal you are getting with this quality car; therefore, I will not take less than my asking price of $11,995. Serious buyers inquire only please – This price will not be negotiated any lower. Take advantage of this opportunity now with this quality car! Driver Speaker cover missing, automatic seat belts do not function but work manually.

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I’m glad the guy loves this car, but holy cow that is a lot of money to dump into a Corrado whose automatic belts still don’t work. Even if they did, the car wouldn’t be worth the asking price, and he claims he won’t take any less. It’s pretty tough to find clean Corrados, but that doesn’t mean you can more than double the Blue Book because you had to repaint it. Best of luck in law school, bud. Seems to fit your M.O. of flushing money down the toilet and ending up in the red.

-NR

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9 Comments

  1. Plus (minus) it’s an automatic… but wow, for GCFSB that was pretty brutal!

  2. “Best of luck in law school, bud. Seems to fit your M.O. of flushing money down the toilet and ending up in the red.”

    My vote for comment of the year. Too funny.

  3. Kudos, Nate. Sometimes sellers need some tough love.

  4. Like a scathing, but accurate movie review! Love it! Finally, a dose of reality that needs to permeate more of these, oftentimes, over the top sellers and their descriptions.

    Side note – I look forward to see how many times this guy relists it. Also when people get really specific on their reason for selling I think there are other factors at play. 24 months ago he should have bought a Honda civic instead of refurbishing his Liberace white Corrado. He’s been *in* law school the whole time, this stage shouldn’t be a surprise.

    But he should keep it, it’s a good color for chasing ambulances.

  5. Out of the $25k invested, the guy couldn’t cough up a $100 to replace the worn steering wheel?

  6. I hate those wheels with a passion. Hate them. Hate Hate Hate. They’re cheap, ugly and heavy. Hate. The grill is too much, too, in my opinion – and agreed on the asking price. Perhaps a low mile manual, clean original VR6 would push this price.

  7. I love the accurate review!

  8. This is why I love this site: Lots of like minded folks in here. Hate the wheels, Hate the Steering wheel / belts not sorted out. Grill is Meh, I would have kept it black. Agree this is one of the best write ups ever by GCFSB. AUTOMATIC!!! And way too much money, one could buy 2 decent VR6’s for the same cake. BUT.. Corrado’s look nice in white, that’s for sure!

  9. @Nate – I have an idea! In the spirit of this write up: #FridayFail (or some such clever hashtag). A listing once a week that stands out for its hilarity, hyperbole, terrible pictures, factual errors, terrible taste, etc.

    It could even be user submitted/voted? (Just trying to think of how to make it not much more work for you guys).

    It could even be like in-line parenthetical comments within the auction body (“auctions interrupted”) or arrows/zooms in funny stuff in pics??

    Just throwing it out there…this was an awfully popular review! 🙂

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