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Title: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on April 16, 2007, 11:15:14 pm

What car do you have?

Year/Model/Engine/Colour/Spec/etc.

Modifications and plans?

Photos as well.
 
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: rambo_005 on April 16, 2007, 11:16:46 pm
lol, you beat me to it Nik!
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Post by: kenny8valve on April 18, 2007, 12:59:26 am
Are there any members with corrados ???are there any corrados here in new zealand ???I still have not seen one since i have moved here in january.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on April 18, 2007, 07:42:16 am
Are there any members with corrados ???are there any corrados here in new zealand ???I still have not seen one since i have moved here in january.
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Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Simon MkII on April 18, 2007, 08:56:11 am
Are there any members with corrados ???are there any corrados here in new zealand ???I still have not seen one since i have moved here in january.

13 NZ new and a few imports. I think at least 5 or 6 of those are vask members.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on April 18, 2007, 09:07:44 am
13 NZ new and a few imports. I think at least 5 or 6 of those are vask members.

8 if you have a look in the above link.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: DidHaveACorrado on April 18, 2007, 09:13:49 am
Go on then I'll go first.

1990 VW Corrado 1.8 16v

- Black diamond brake discs
- Factory calipers painted red all round
- AEZ Pyron 17" wheels fitted with Toyo
- Nology Hot wires HT leads
- Debadged front grill by FK
- Koni springs
- Milltek exhaust system
- K&N
- Upgraded headlights

Plans for the future: 1.8T upgrade with a Garret turbo, chipped and TDI gear box. Would like to get her to 300hp easy with this, any more and i'll need 4x4 and stronger engine bits. I've read they can go as high as 600-700 hp.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Neil_Corrado on April 18, 2007, 09:58:00 am
OK, 13 NZ new, 1 written off(white one) and 5 imports.

Mine was the 6th one registered on the 28.03.90 chassis number K_014533, in Tornado red, with black/petrol interior. Other than that its standard 1989 "K chassis" spec, which is sunroof.
Sales type 509074, meaning KR 16v with a AGC 5 speed manual. So far its the only one I know of to have manual windows.

- Bilstein B6 Sport shock absorbers
- 23mm front anti roll bar with SuperPro bushes
- MK4 R32 front lower rear suspension bush (solid)
- braided steel brake flexi lines
- 280x22mm front brake upgrade from the G60 Corrado
- Znoelli 12 slot disc rotors all round
- BBM solid front engine mount
- replaced all the suspension rubber bushes and stops
- cleaned and polished wheel arches  :D
- Yokohama A048 intermediate tyres
- external 13 row oil cooler with thermostat takeoff plate
- front upper, lower and rear stress bars
- K&N Air filter
- modified air box
- upgraded headlight loom
- new Volkswagen BBS alloys (single piece)

Have yet to fit, enlarged motorsport sump, VW windage tray and a 9A oil pump.


Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 18, 2007, 11:11:30 am
Mines a nz new '89 16v 1.8 (I think all the NZ new ones were the 1.8 16v with no cat.) And no rear sway bar for some reason. Anybody got a NZ new one with a rear sway bar??  It was standard (front and back) in other countries.
Jamex -40mm springs
Koni adjustable struts
16" alloys, 16 spoke like the factory (dated looking) 15" wheels
EBC Greenstuff brake pads (highly recommended)
Momo evo sport part suede steering wheel (nice on cold mornings!)
de-seamed rear panel
later 3 bar grill
VR6 bonnet
modified airbox
King Dragon air filter

chassis K...014518

I also have a black 2.0 16v Corrado, ex japan, for spare parts. Anybody after any precious Corrado bits???
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: typ53 on April 18, 2007, 11:14:55 am
Neil will be able to fill you in on the details of mine (re # registered, chassis #, etc).

'90 KR 16v, 5 speed man.
Recently repainted in the original Tornado Red, Platinum (grey) interior.
largely standard apart from Koni T/A shocks, Remus Exhaust, MOMO Wheel and the obligatory aftermarket panel filter.

I bought it in '94 to replace my then beloved Golf2 16v, back then it was a one owner car with 27k's on the clock.

Plans? Where to start?

Firstly finish the exterior refurbish.

Then: the parts bin (laundry cupboards *ahem*) is full of stuff accumulated to fit when I get breathing space on the house reno:

280mm Brakes, braided lines, suspension bushes, engine mounts, sway bars, strut braces, short shifter, oil cooler, OZ alloys (they're in the garage) various electrical bits and pieces and some engine upgrade bits   >:D

Still trying to decide on lowering or not.  40mm is a big drop as far as my driveway is concerned.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Ms GTi on April 18, 2007, 11:16:02 am
I love Corrados  ;)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: typ53 on April 18, 2007, 11:25:06 am
Mines a nz new '89 16v 1.8 (I think all the NZ new ones were the 1.8 16v with no cat.) And no rear sway bar for some reason. Anybody got a NZ new one with a rear sway bar??  It was standard (front and back) in other countries.

I have a feeling that they were standard here too.  Mine has one, I think Neil's does too.  They are largely hidden inside the rear torsion beam and so are a bit difficult to spot.

As for spare bits...what have you got? (Trying to sound nonchalant...)  I'm looking for a rt headlight reflector, maybe the plastic grille insert that goes in the front bumper and...the plastic striker plate clip on the rear hatch frame that the boot opener assist hits.

Nice Wheels btw.  They really help modernise the car's look.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 18, 2007, 11:28:31 am
Yeah the Corrado has quite a long nose overhang, and the factory spoiler is fairly deep. I've lowered 40mm and the chin spoiler does scrape occasionally, and you have to stop short of some carpark "stop" curbs or scrape your way on to it and then scrape your way off embarrassingly. You could consider taking the spoiler off and trimming it slightly, something I toyed with but never got round to.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 18, 2007, 11:32:05 am
It's a whole car minus rear panel, hatch and rear bar. Grill insert in bumper? Yeah its got those but the jap import bumper is slightly different (well the spotlight mounts were different any way
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 18, 2007, 11:35:20 am
Can do the rear catch plate thingie, kind of protective of those headlamps though...  does the reflector pop out if you open the light? If it does then I could probably part with that...
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on April 18, 2007, 11:45:58 am
So Rado, is your parts Corrado a VR6? If so is it a 2.8 or a 2.9? Manual or auto?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 18, 2007, 11:54:04 am
No it's the 2.0 litre 16v, the bonnet I stole off it is the VR6 style bonnet with the middle section raised instead of lower like the early 16v. and the front edge is steeper giving a more blunt front to the car.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: robh on April 18, 2007, 12:00:40 pm
Do you have any dash parts?  I would be keen on the center panel of the dash?  What year is it and what colour is the interior?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 18, 2007, 12:06:51 pm
Yep got the dash but it is LEFT HAND DRIVE.(oops I forgot to mention that sorry) Black interior on this one. It's a '94. But black. Oh and manual, 5 speed.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: typ53 on April 18, 2007, 12:11:54 pm
Can do the rear catch plate thingie, kind of protective of those headlamps though...  does the reflector pop out if you open the light? If it does then I could probably part with that...

I don't blame you to be honest!  The reflector will come out with some dismantling, but it would be a little dis-ingenious of me to take it from you - the lenses aren't too expensive at the dealer's but the rest is only available from the dealer as a complete part nowdays apparently at mind-blowing expense! I'll try and get mine re-chromed first and if that doesn't work perhaps I'll get back to you.

I would appreciate the catch plate though (it's a little difficult to get off - you have to be careful and squeeze the tabs that hold it in from under the rear sill.  Don't ask me how I know!).

Oh and if anyone has the extra gauge pod for a RHD Corrado that they want to part with...  ;)



Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: typ53 on April 18, 2007, 12:19:45 pm
Funnily enough my girlfriend didnt like the left hand drive thing heh heh, sitting on the right reaching for an imaginary steering wheel. I considered putting a steering wheel there, would make getting pulled over for speeding kinda amusing...
It has got the extra gauges but I'm using those

Did you get the extra gauges from the LHD console?  I was always under the impression that they wouldn't fit.  If they do that's nice to know - opens up a few possibilities.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Neil_Corrado on April 18, 2007, 01:21:36 pm
I don't blame you to be honest!  The reflector will come out with some dismantling, but it would be a little dis-ingenious of me to take it from you - the lenses aren't too expensive at the dealer's but the rest is only available from the dealer as a complete part nowdays apparently at mind-blowing expense! I'll try and get mine re-chromed first and if that doesn't work perhaps I'll get back to you.

I would appreciate the catch plate though (it's a little difficult to get off - you have to be careful and squeeze the tabs that hold it in from under the rear sill.  Don't ask me how I know!).

Oh and if anyone has the extra gauge pod for a RHD Corrado that they want to part with...  ;)


Not wanting to burst your bubble Craig, but the lenses and reflectors are LHD & RHD specific.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: typ53 on April 18, 2007, 01:28:53 pm
Ah...Bugger.

Btw, I've managed to find some of those catalogues I asked you about yesterday - will drop them off later this week.  Interesting, if academic reading...There's a nice VW sump there...  :P
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 18, 2007, 02:57:26 pm
Not wanting to burst your bubble Craig, but the lenses and reflectors are LHD & RHD specific.
Ah yes.....  It would point in to oncoming traffic a bit wouldn't it.... you can put a piece of black tape over the offending area like the owners manual suggests but that would be naff. Now my spare parts Corrado is a Japanese import, but it's left hand drive ( I've heard that the japanese like a bit of exclusivity and sometimes get a left hand drive for that! surely not...) BUT! Japan drives on the LEFT!  so I just don't know now...  will have to compare the lights with my NZ new one.

Question:  My 'rado has a slight knock/rattle in the steering column if you go round a bend pretty enthusiastically and hit a few bumps. Sound familiar to anybody? Probably just showing its age...
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: vonripsnorter on April 18, 2007, 06:29:08 pm
Ahhh Rado, Thats a nice looking car you have there, because of you, my wife wants a Corrado, She saw it at the festival, nice wheels & nice stance, It was getting alot of attention from onlookers.

How about we swap cars & YOU pay us the cash difference ;)

We had the White Golf GTi 16V  :)
I was a little surprised when we got first as I thought your car was the sure fire winner, we also took the best daily driver award for that car on the night as well, so we were happy with that :)

Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 18, 2007, 08:10:31 pm
Ahhh Rado, Thats a nice looking car you have there, because of you, my wife wants a Corrado, She saw it at the festival, nice wheels & nice stance, It was getting alot of attention from onlookers.

How about we swap cars & YOU pay us the cash difference ;)

We had the White Golf GTi 16V  :)
I was a little surprised when we got first as I thought your car was the sure fire winner, we also took the best daily driver award for that car on the night as well, so we were happy with that :)

He he, yeah my Corrado got 2nd in the watercooled in the end, so that was cool because Tracey and I spent a day grooming it!  Hmm yes if you ever want to part with that GTi get in touch....   I don't think I'll sell the Corrado though  =/

I was soooo impressed by so many of the cars there, I've never toyed with anything aircooled before but now I can't help feeling like doing a Variant or even a Combi ( my girlfriend would faint, 3 vdubs plus 2 other cars here already!)

Mike


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Post by: captncrash on April 18, 2007, 09:26:08 pm
True both very very nice cars...... I was at the festival too with the not quite so mint silver Mk2 golf - Does anyone have any pics of the water cooled cars they can post? Me mums Scirroco the red one came third there was a very nice white scirroco there too.....
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: vonripsnorter on April 18, 2007, 09:47:45 pm
True both very very nice cars...... I was at the festival too with the not quite so mint silver Mk2 golf - Does anyone have any pics of the water cooled cars they can post? Me mums Scirroco the red one came third there was a very nice white scirroco there too.....

Ahhhhhhh, so you must be Mark (Marc) we had a chat to your mum at the farewell breakfast & told us about all your cars at her house!! :) 

Rado, you mention getting into the Aircooled stuff, thats where its really at  ;) ( I can hear the boo's & hiss already)
Our wee Beetle ( dont know if you saw our white 1300 in the quadrangle) is real nice, we also came first with that (H'mmm sounds like I'm showing off now  :D) Blah, what the heck..........anyway, theres something real nice about having a "REAL" vw ;)

I better go now or I'll be banished from this site  :)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 18, 2007, 10:53:31 pm
Yes I've got loads of pics, I'll have to compress them...   The red scirocco yeah I keep my eyes out for those, I had a fantastic 1975 TS 1600 nz new Scirocco. Wow I loved that car...like a go kart and throttle response to die for....  very light car.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: kenny8valve on April 19, 2007, 01:13:36 am
That hoodride 1970 varient is for sale on trade me. :o
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: typ53 on April 19, 2007, 08:30:22 am
Were those twin tips on a corrado? 
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 19, 2007, 09:35:26 am
Were those twin tips on a corrado? 
Yeah those are on my corrado, I have to be honest... it's just a tip, the original muffler died last year and I just replaced the muffler and got that end put on it. Actually the black rado has a big bore straight-through exhaust on it, wow that thing sounds soooo nice!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 19, 2007, 09:44:38 am
That hoodride 1970 varient is for sale on trade me. :o
No!  I loved that car! I think it broke down on the way to the show? Could look great in the garden though.......  I might have a look
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 19, 2007, 09:53:21 am
couple more pics...
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Post by: uero-jet on April 19, 2007, 12:59:03 pm
where were all these pics taken?
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Post by: Rado on April 19, 2007, 01:10:14 pm
Any G60 Corrados in the country??
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Post by: Rado on April 19, 2007, 01:14:13 pm
where were all these pics taken?
Around the Arts Centre and art gallery in Christchurch over Easter weekend, the '07 VW Festival.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on April 19, 2007, 01:15:11 pm
Any G60 Corrados in the country??
Yup, at least 1 Jap import, lives here in HB.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 19, 2007, 01:17:11 pm
a pic off the net...
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Post by: Rado on April 19, 2007, 01:22:36 pm
Yup, at least 1 Jap import, lives here in HB.

Oh cool, so it came from Japan. It's a shame we can never register a Corrado in nz ex japan anymore...same deal with all but the last of the mk3 Golf VR6s
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Post by: Neil_Corrado on April 19, 2007, 01:30:39 pm
Means we have a captive market.  >:D Well at least until 2009, 2010 when they become 20 years old.

Yup, at least 1 Jap import, lives here in HB.


Its the only one registered according to the LTSA

For those interested there was two 16v's imported, one G60 and two VR6's one of which is a Storm.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on April 19, 2007, 03:03:18 pm
Oh cool, so it came from Japan. It's a shame we can never register a Corrado in nz ex japan anymore...same deal with all but the last of the mk3 Golf VR6s

One of mine and my fathers mates imported the G60, it sat round on his yard for a number of years, 5 at least (him wife driving it from time to time) till Tim (Kooza) purchased it.

Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 21, 2007, 11:59:21 am
Means we have a captive market.  >:D Well at least until 2009, 2010 when they become 20 years old.

Its the only one registered according to the LTSA

For those interested there was two 16v's imported, one G60 and two VR6's one of which is a Storm.
Hmmm....  where is that Storm???  Wonder if it's got the red leather.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 21, 2007, 12:01:01 pm
another pic...
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Post by: Rado on April 21, 2007, 12:38:01 pm
and the black one. (Canterbury colour scheme purely coincidental...)

Is this it's final resting place?   ...sigh....     Could be a fun race car project for Ruapuna......
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Neil_Corrado on April 21, 2007, 05:30:31 pm
I see the spare Corrado was registered as a 1996 (even though its a "K" 89 chassis) Volkswagen Corrado Mobile Machine ;D Obviously that makes the impact and LHD reg's irrelevant. Could you have used it as a daily driver or were they specail conditions on the registration?


Pics of my 'Rado are now on page one.

Hmmm....  where is that Storm???  Wonder if it's got the red leather.

Its in Queenstown, I'll post on Monday what the interior colour is.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Simon MkII on April 21, 2007, 07:38:14 pm
Pics of my 'Rado are now on page one.

Nice wheels! Now it just needs to be lowered  :P
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: vonripsnorter on April 21, 2007, 08:03:27 pm
Good looking car Neil & the wheels look great. can you get me a set ;)

, So when are you bringing it down this way?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Neil_Corrado on April 21, 2007, 09:42:27 pm
Nice wheels! Now it just needs to be lowered  :P

Yeah Simon i have been thinking about that more and more, but today while driving.... um.. lets say enthusiastically  ::), the front lip touched the ground in a dip, so Ill leave it alone for the time being.

Good looking car Neil & the wheels look great. can you get me a set ;)

, So when are you bringing it down this way?

I'm thinking about a driving holiday to the S/island this year, its only a 1.5 - 2 day drive to Dunedin isn't it?  ; :D
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Post by: Rado on April 22, 2007, 08:33:09 am
Yeah Simon i have been thinking about that more and more, but today while driving.... um.. lets say enthusiastically  ::), the front lip touched the ground in a dip, so Ill leave it alone for the time being.

I'm thinking about a driving holiday to the S/island this year, its only a 1.5 - 2 day drive to Dunedin isn't it?  ; :D
Nice! Your car looks really clean and original. I got my rado with 100,000 kms on the clock and original suspension and I was dissappointed in the handling, I knew Corrados where supposed to be really good. All sorted now, I've never regretted lowering it. Having driven the black rado with other suspension I highly recommend the set up in my red rado, supple yet serious under pressure. Jamex with Koni sports aaaahhh..... I don't think your spoiler would have hit the ground any worse with it all firmed-up but lower.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Neil_Corrado on April 22, 2007, 08:54:34 am
Nice! Your car looks really clean and original. I got my rado with 100,000 kms on the clock and original suspension and I was dissappointed in the handling, I knew Corrados where supposed to be really good. All sorted now, I've never regretted lowering it. Having driven the black rado with other suspension I highly recommend the set up in my red rado, supple yet serious under pressure. Jamex with Koni sports aaaahhh..... I don't think your spoiler would have hit the ground any worse with it all firmed-up but lower.

Thanks. Mine handles very well, so no stress there, and its nice and stiff with the suspension upgrades I have done, but I think if I lowered my car would be good for looks and not a lot else. No offence intended.
We will have to get as many Corrado's together as possible and drive each others to see.

Both typ53 and i are keen to do a road trip down your guys way.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 22, 2007, 08:59:37 am
Thanks. Mine handles very well, so no stress there, and its nice and stiff with the suspension upgrades I have done, but I think if I lowered my car would be good for looks and not a lot else. No offence intended.
We will have to get as many Corrado's together as possible and drive each others to see.

Both typ53 and i are keen to do a road trip down your guys way.
Well that's the thing: If your suspension is all good and does everything you want then you don't need to lower it. I just love the stance. And it would be great to see you guys down here, you can just leave your cars in Christchurch... I'll look after 'em :angel:
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Neil_Corrado on April 22, 2007, 09:02:59 am
Exactly, they have a good stance when lowered, but I'm just going to be the guy that has a Corrado with Golf Country ride height  ;D
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 22, 2007, 09:07:47 am
Exactly, they have a good stance when lowered, but I'm just going to be the guy that has a Corrado with Golf Country ride height  ;D
Heh heh, now that's a VW I've never seen in the country, I wonder if anyone has ever brought over a Golf Country?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: shay on April 22, 2007, 09:20:45 am
Hey Rado,


Good to see you registered on this forum. Hope you enjoyed the weekend. Shame about the crap weather on the Saturday though
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: typ53 on April 22, 2007, 09:54:46 am
Exactly, they have a good stance when lowered, but I'm just going to be the guy that has a Corrado with Golf Country ride height  ;D

Not that annoying guy with airbag suspension? 'jump, jump, jump, jump around!' ;) 
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: vonripsnorter on April 22, 2007, 10:51:13 am
Lowered cars do tend to have a nice stance to a point.
& as far as them handling better when lower, I disagree to a point as well.

My Golf had been lowered by its previous owner & it was just plane horrible to drive & handled like a woolworths trolley
I actually 'raised' the front end by 10-15mm (still lower that standard 16V) & it is no exaggeration to say that it transformed the car completely for the better.
Now it even looks better (too low to me looks like something is wrong) & the car rides & handles as it should, Just love driving it now!!
Before, I was always dodging even small imperfections in the road as it would crash & bash over every ant & the front spoiler would scrape over our drive.
Not any more ;D
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: vonripsnorter on April 22, 2007, 11:57:43 am
Hey Rado,


Good to see you registered on this forum.
Rado was proberbly in the same boat as me??

I had never heard of VASK until the festival, & that wasnt because someone mentioned it, I just saw a sticker on the back of  two of the cars & wondered what that was all about!! :)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on April 22, 2007, 03:01:19 pm
Here's mine:

1990 NZ New 16v - Helios Blue

I bought it in Feb 2006 and have enjoyed every km since.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on April 22, 2007, 03:02:36 pm
More pics
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Post by: Neil_Corrado on April 22, 2007, 03:58:33 pm
Plate looks awesome. Glad the handbrake works too.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Neil_Corrado on April 22, 2007, 04:00:06 pm
Not that annoying guy with airbag suspension? 'jump, jump, jump, jump around!' ;) 

I will ignore that Craig. :D
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 22, 2007, 05:04:05 pm
Hey Rado,


Good to see you registered on this forum. Hope you enjoyed the weekend. Shame about the crap weather on the Saturday though
Cheers Shay,
Yeah Tony Hutchinson at the Festival mentioned this site, cheers Tony. And that was typical wasn't it...  perfect weather for ages and then steady drizzle on the day all the cars were on show. Oh well, it was awesome anyway I just get the feeling a lot of the public missed out on an amazing show just cos they weren't out there.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: shay on April 22, 2007, 05:33:11 pm
He certainly liked your Corrado. He doesn't get excited over anything water cooled very often at all, but yours certainly made an impression on him.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: dubsub on April 22, 2007, 08:08:24 pm
I was hoping to catch up with a few of you guys at the festival but I was too busy at my stall.....but I did get to sneek away for a quick look and a couple of pics
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Post by: dubsub on April 22, 2007, 08:11:31 pm
and a couple more....1 to keep on topic!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: rambo_005 on April 22, 2007, 08:12:35 pm
You guys should post a thread in the Events section with more photos!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 22, 2007, 08:36:37 pm
If you know of or see any good Variants about locally get in touch please.... I'm feeling a project coming on >:D ::) A good mk4 GTi might delay that plan, but only 'cos I can't justify a mk5 just yet >:(
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 22, 2007, 08:38:58 pm
You guys should post a thread in the Events section with more photos!
I've got a ton of pics,  will do.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: rambo_005 on April 22, 2007, 08:40:44 pm
I've got a ton of pics,  will do.

Excellent :)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 22, 2007, 09:34:14 pm
Here's mine:

1990 NZ New 16v - Helios Blue

I bought it in Feb 2006 and have enjoyed every km since.
Your Crado looks great :o.  Nice colour too. When I got mine painted it had the metallic black bonnet, rear bumper, panel, and hatch on it and I considered doing it all like that ( throw the doors on, front bar and sunroof,  not much left to paint.) 'cos the red is slightly hairdressery, but stuck with the original. Corrados look quite different in different colours(!). Quite liked the black though.....
Crikey I'll have to post some decent pics... :-[
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: shay on April 22, 2007, 10:02:57 pm
I was hoping to catch up with a few of you guys at the festival but I was too busy at my stall.....but I did get to sneek away for a quick look and a couple of pics

Thats my GTI in the pics you posted. I did manage to have a chat to you later in the day at your stall.
I was the tall, dark, and handsome fellow in the crew shirt
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: rambo_005 on April 22, 2007, 10:16:04 pm
Thats my GTI in the pics you posted. I did manage to have a chat to you later in the day at your stall.
I was the tall, dark, and handsome fellow in the crew shirt

Do you have any more photos of your car? You should post some in the Mk2 owners thread (thats if you havent already! - I'll check now) :)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: NZGTI on April 23, 2007, 08:45:12 am
some nice cars in her...thought i'd post mine up..
1990 16v,  it's all fairly standard apart from the wheels, and a momo steering wheel.

I've had a few cosmetic challenges with it over the last year, but I've pretty well got those sorted now, and she's running sweet.  did a road trip around the island last week, and she performed very well.

This is a photo from january, we went camping in the Wairarapa, hence the dusty pic.

I'm noticing with envy everyones front lip spoiler...if anyone has a spare one..or know of one available, I'd appreciate it...


Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Neil_Corrado on April 23, 2007, 11:15:39 am
Ive got my damaged old one, it would be repairable its yours if you want it, just might have to cover shipping down to you depending on the cost.

You need to check if you still have the securing clamp that runs along the bottom of the bumper, it secures it and spoiler to the radiator support at the bottom.

The Storm is Green, but I cant get the chassis number to work, so I cant tell what colour the interior is.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: NZGTI on April 23, 2007, 11:46:14 am
cheers Neil, I'll send you a PM.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 23, 2007, 08:10:21 pm
some nice cars in her...thought i'd post mine up..
1990 16v,  it's all fairly standard apart from the wheels, and a momo steering wheel.

I've had a few cosmetic challenges with it over the last year, but I've pretty well got those sorted now, and she's running sweet.  did a road trip around the island last week, and she performed very well.

This is a photo from january, we went camping in the Wairarapa, hence the dusty pic.

I'm noticing with envy everyones front lip spoiler...if anyone has a spare one..or know of one available, I'd appreciate it...



Great to see another Corrado!  Looking at the pic it has had the suspension done? It looks like it's sitting on -40mm springs? And were the wheels already on it? Is it NZ new?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Neil_Corrado on April 23, 2007, 09:49:02 pm
Not wanting to answer nzgti's questions but its NZ new, the first owner was typ53's parents. PR*** was the last NZ new car in the country. When I owned it, it had Tri-spoke wheels on it!! I bought it to go racing, but thought better of it, glad I did, it looks very good now.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: NZGTI on April 24, 2007, 11:33:53 am
Thanks for the answer Neil, I am glad you decided not to race it.
I saw 2 Other Corrados here in Wellington the other week,  One is the White one I used to own, and the other I'd never seen before, a purplish, black colour, 16v, I just saw it at a distance, going the otherway.  I'm told thats its an english import.  unsure though, I'll need to keep an eye out again.

an no I've not lowered it.  The guy I bought it off had put some new shocks in it, and replaced the spring with golf springs.  He says for more comfort.  I've still got the original spings in the shed.

The Wheels I bought of another Vask member April last year, complete with Wolfsberg edition centre caps.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 24, 2007, 11:38:15 am
Not wanting to answer nzgti's questions but its NZ new, the first owner was typ53's parents. PR*** was the last NZ new car in the country. When I owned it, it had Tri-spoke wheels on it!! I bought it to go racing, but thought better of it, glad I did, it looks very good now.
Aaagh... My rado used to have a slightly missmatched rear bumper colour, I'm thinking it got the number plate damaged in a rear end hit and got issued  new number plates.
Tri-spoke wheels!  :-*Ouch! I bet they didn't stay on it for long :D
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: vonripsnorter on April 24, 2007, 12:32:03 pm
Tri-spoke wheels.......................................... :P I feel ill juat at the thought of them
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Neil_Corrado on April 24, 2007, 12:43:36 pm
Aaagh... My rado used to have a slightly missmatched rear bumper colour, I'm thinking it got the number plate damaged in a rear end hit and got issued  new number plates.
Tri-spoke wheels!  :-*Ouch! I bet they didn't stay on it for long :D

Yours used to be OO8090, but then it had a Personalised Plate on it ( IMACS ), hence the later plate on it.

Thanks for the answer Neil, I am glad you decided not to race it.
I saw 2 Other Corrados here in Wellington the other week,  One is the White one I used to own, and the other I'd never seen before, a purplish, black colour, 16v, I just saw it at a distance, going the otherway.  I'm told thats its an english import.  unsure though, I'll need to keep an eye out again.

an no I've not lowered it.  The guy I bought it off had put some new shocks in it, and replaced the spring with golf springs.  He says for more comfort.  I've still got the original spings in the shed.

The Wheels I bought of another Vask member April last year, complete with Wolfsberg edition centre caps.

The rego would have been UT****, it a 1994 16v (9A).
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: typ53 on April 24, 2007, 01:58:59 pm
I'm glad that PR is back looking good again - I've always had a soft spot for it, even with those ugly 3-spoke rims! It's the reason I ended up with mine (a dodgy 020 box/diff was the reason for it happening when it did).

I saw 2 Other Corrados here in Wellington the other week,  One is the White one I used to own, and the other I'd never seen before, a purplish, black colour, 16v, I just saw it at a distance, going the otherway.  I'm told thats its an english import. 

The purplish one has been in or around Welly for a few years.  I test drove it in 2000 or 2001 with a view to replacing the Roughy which was starting to turn slightly orange at that point.  Back then the dealer wanted $17k for it.  I did like the face-lift interior even though it was, I think, beige.

Strangely the other one that I regularly saw in Welly was Neil's car.  It gave me grief the first time I discovered it one day on Oriental Parade when I mis-took it for my car (parked 3 spots further down the road) and spent about 5 minutes trying to get into it, swearing and cursing at my door locks and alarm which had apparently decided to spontaneously reject both my remote and Key. 

It's the price of rarity I guess.  At least the Meter Maid who was close by had the good grace to merely smirk.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on April 24, 2007, 04:54:04 pm
Does that wellington one have a beige LEATHER interior or cloth???
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: typ53 on April 24, 2007, 05:43:58 pm
You know, I can't remember now.  All that stood out was beige.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Rado on April 25, 2007, 08:17:12 am
True both very very nice cars...... I was at the festival too with the not quite so mint silver Mk2 golf - Does anyone have any pics of the water cooled cars they can post? Me mums Scirroco the red one came third there was a very nice white scirroco there too.....
I think this is the only pic I have of the Sciroccos, lousy phone pic sadly...
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: David H on July 03, 2007, 11:39:50 am

For those interested there was two 16v's imported, one G60 and two VR6's one of which is a Storm.

... and I think mine's the other imported VR6.  Midnight blue, black leather interior, everything pretty much standard as far as I know, reg UQ***, based in South Auckland.  It's not a Storm although has all the same doodads.  I bought it off Trade Me a couple of years ago and am slowly undoing the "improvements" made by previous owners, namely:
 - re-installing the secondary muffler in place of the badly-welded tube, so that I can now hear myself think whilst at motorway speeds ;D
 - removing the Rolo roof rack that was bolted straight through the sunroof mechanism ??? ??? >:( >:(  (although quite useful at the mo', it's gotta go eventually)

Took it up to Port Jackson recently and have consequently shaken lots of crap into the temperature sensor O-rings on the thermostat housing, so now it leaks a tad but I should have that sorted this weekend.  One of these days I'll also fix the driver's seat heater and fit some decent speakers.  No other mods planned.

It's done 120000 miles, gets used and abused every day, and I dip into this forum every so often for some inspiration.  Thanks, guys!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on July 03, 2007, 12:48:37 pm
... and I think mine's the other imported VR6.  Midnight blue, black leather interior, everything pretty much standard as far as I know, reg UQ***, based in South Auckland.  It's not a Storm although has all the same doodads.  I bought it off Trade Me a couple of years ago and am slowly undoing the "improvements" made by previous owners, namely:
 - re-installing the secondary muffler in place of the badly-welded tube, so that I can now hear myself think whilst at motorway speeds ;D
 - removing the Rolo roof rack that was bolted straight through the sunroof mechanism ??? ??? >:( >:(  (although quite useful at the mo', it's gotta go eventually)

Took it up to Port Jackson recently and have consequently shaken lots of crap into the temperature sensor O-rings on the thermostat housing, so now it leaks a tad but I should have that sorted this weekend.  One of these days I'll also fix the driver's seat heater and fit some decent speakers.  No other mods planned.

It's done 120000 miles, gets used and abused every day, and I dip into this forum every so often for some inspiration.  Thanks, guys!

Welcome to the forum David, nice to hear you have one of the VR6s. If I remember correctly the last owner had the engine rebuilt?
Do you have any pics of the car?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: rambo_005 on July 03, 2007, 12:58:16 pm
Here are some I have from when it was on TradeMe
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: rambo_005 on July 03, 2007, 12:59:24 pm
and the inside...
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: David H on July 04, 2007, 10:26:38 am
Yup!  That's mine alright, and looking a lot cleaner than it is at the moment, I can tell you.

Yes, the previous owner had persistent problems with rough idling and oil burning, so eventually put in a new 2.9l block - still the same head gear I think by the sound of the tappets.  Amazingly, his insurance somehow covered the $8500 cost of the whole exercise!  It certainly runs well now, even better when I can find 98 petrol.  I had a VR6 in England (dark metallic green, grey cloth interior) for about 5 years, selling it at 145000m, and the engine was still running a treat so I don't know why the original engine in this car behaved so badly.

Other things I'm looking (listening?) out for are squeals coming from the alternator belt tensioner - I had that go on me (in England) at 125000 and it ruins the belt as well as your whole day, really.  I may just replace this as a preventative measure. 

The other thing I'm grateful for in Auckland is that it never freezes at night, so I've never had to unlock the rear brakes with hot water.  As it is, the LH caliper has a marginally-effective handbrake cam, but I understand that this is a common fault.  I can still pull the brake hard enough to hold it on hills but my wife can't - luckily she's damn good at heel-toe hill-starts.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: NZGTI on July 25, 2007, 11:09:11 am
thought I'd post up a couple of pics from the weekend.  Spent it Boarding on Turoa.  the new 6 seater chair is excellent.  The Corrado was looking good too.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: HandsomeDan on July 25, 2007, 11:11:17 am
I like what you've done with it in the second pic.

Very original.

I have to say, I am a big fan of your car...it's super hot looking.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: slowmo on July 25, 2007, 11:44:05 am
nice two tone :D
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VW'n on July 26, 2007, 09:39:36 pm
nice wheels  ;)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: vardo on August 11, 2007, 11:03:19 am
hi im in scotland,ukand heres my rado...
(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s140/vardo76/june07018.jpg)
(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s140/vardo76/june07022.jpg)
(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s140/vardo76/june07021-1.jpg)
(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s140/vardo76/june07017.jpg)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on August 11, 2007, 06:07:05 pm
Nice, what are those rims?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: uero-jet on August 11, 2007, 06:44:43 pm
Nice, what are those rims?

they are borbets...i know im probly wrong but i think they are type a
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: vardo on August 12, 2007, 09:38:54 am
yes,they are borbet a's,i got them sent over from germany,i love them!they are 17"which im led to believe are qute rare,they badly needed refurbed when i got them.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on August 15, 2007, 08:31:54 am
Nice Rado! How much did you drop it by??
Tristan
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: vardo on August 15, 2007, 08:44:28 am
lowered by 100mm on coilovers,i can still drop it another 10mm,but its harsh as it is and it rubs like f@*k ::)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: tom.rob on November 13, 2007, 06:54:39 pm
Well I finally got round to taking one photo at least!

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a64/thomas1983/IMG_0514.jpg?t=1194933235)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: typ53 on November 13, 2007, 07:22:28 pm
Nice.  Good to see it go to a good home.

Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: GTI's on November 13, 2007, 07:35:12 pm
Now we need someone to buy the black one on TM ;)
that is real nice!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: uero-jet on November 13, 2007, 08:15:11 pm
Now we need someone to buy the black one on TM ;)
that is real nice!
is already sold
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on November 13, 2007, 08:23:17 pm
I'm sure the black one will end up in vask.. :)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on November 14, 2007, 08:33:13 am
I'm sure the black one will end up in vask.. :)

Do you know who purchased it?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: tom.rob on November 23, 2007, 11:41:25 pm
Here are some pics from my road trip

(http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v156/213/49/220000331/n220000331_30415821_2468.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v156/213/49/220000331/n220000331_30415867_5979.jpg)

Can anyone guess where I went??
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on November 25, 2007, 07:32:05 am
Here are some pics from my road trip

(http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v156/213/49/220000331/n220000331_30415821_2468.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v156/213/49/220000331/n220000331_30415867_5979.jpg)

Can anyone guess where I went??


Hawkes Bay?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: tom.rob on November 25, 2007, 09:23:44 pm
Yep :)
although did a day trip to Taupo and went back to Napier on the road just south of Waiuru (called Gentle Annie)
If you haven't done it you NEED to its the coolest road I've driven, through 150k's of isolation with 30k's of it unsealed!

(http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v156/213/49/220000331/n220000331_30415838_8019.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v156/213/49/220000331/n220000331_30415835_6995.jpg)

(http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v156/213/49/220000331/n220000331_30415843_9660.jpg)

we were followed most of the way (although of course on the sealed road it couldn't keep up) by a Unimog, and near the end of the unsealed part it caught up with us!

(http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v156/213/49/220000331/n220000331_30415844_9972.jpg)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: carpoid on December 16, 2007, 10:58:04 pm
Any G60 Corrados in the country??

Greetings from Australia !! Thought say hi and show you guys a pic of my G60 that i shipped to Australia from the UK about 2 years ago...... And ask what is the story behind the G60 in the picture posted there, i'd never seen it before and would love to know more about it.....
Matt

Heres mine,

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/carpoid/Picture098.jpg)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on December 20, 2007, 06:24:12 pm
I learnt how to clone cars! I couldn't get the colour quite right tho  ;D

Black one is for sale, refer to:
http://www.vask.org.nz/index.php/topic,8582.0.html
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: DidHaveACorrado on December 20, 2007, 08:22:35 pm
Hey Carpoid, how's it going, long time no hear? I met you on the Corrado Forum about a year ago - i'm the white kiwi Corrado that was known as Pacific Shack. How is Australia going, well for you mate? What's it like driving her up and down George Street? I can imagine she gets a lot of great looks? Great car mate, followed all of your posts on the site. Ian.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: carpoid on December 27, 2007, 10:02:35 am
Hi Ian, how goes it !! Nice to see you've still got your Corrado, its looking awesome on those wheels too. Sorry for the late reply, I'd given up hope of one on this forum to be honest!!
I've since moved to Byron Bay where i don't get stuck in traffic anymore, was driving me mad in Sydney, hardly even put it in 5th gear in the 2 years i was there !!
Hows NZ ?? Is your Corrado going well?? Any plans for it? I keep dreaming of a 24v conversion!!

Matt
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Far4ngn on July 15, 2008, 06:07:51 pm
Just found a guy on the Corrado forum in the UK who has a white Corrado imported into the UK from NZ. 
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Vag_Hag on September 21, 2008, 05:58:05 pm
Hey


I thought I'll post pics of "Busy 150" after a polish. It's standard at the moment but got some "mild plans" for it when I return from the UK.

My mild plans include
- Black Diamond Discs + EBC Greenstuff + Goodridge Hoses
- Weitec Ultra GT 40/40 Suspension
- Jetex Exhaust
- New Alloys
- Repair rust and paint
- New gray Door Cards
- Half decent stereo and alarm


No other plans as I intend to get a house next year after my Big O.E.

Talk soon

(http://wa2.images.onesite.com/boardrider.rcmate.org/blog_photos/img_0743.jpg)

(http://wa4.images.onesite.com/boardrider.rcmate.org/blog_photos/img_0739.jpg)

(http://wa4.images.onesite.com/boardrider.rcmate.org/blog_photos/img_0742.jpg)





Talk soon


Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on September 21, 2008, 06:56:28 pm
Hey


I thought I'll post pics of "Busy 150" after a polish. It's standard at the moment but got some "mild plans" for it when I return from the UK.

My mild plans include Bilstein Dampers and H & R 40mm Springs, remove any rust and reprep all dodgy paint areas. The KR 16v runs alright so will leave it stock. I hope to get a pair of G60 280mm Calipers/carriers and Brembo Sport Slotted discs and EBC Greenstuff for the braking department or else use get pads as mentioned and some braided goodridge hoses. And replace the ricer wheels for some euro flair BBS's.

No other plans as I intend to get a house next year after my Big O.E.

Talk soon





You should straighten thta front number plate.
Car looks good though.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: rambo_005 on September 21, 2008, 07:07:16 pm
Looking tidy... I'd get a front lip too, if it were mine :)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Vag_Hag on September 21, 2008, 07:47:39 pm
Hey,



When I find a lip I will, and for the number plate , I'll get Euro plates when I get back.

Thanx
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: typ53 on September 21, 2008, 07:55:59 pm
Seeing as how you're going to be bringing some stuff back from the UK, have a look at www.corrado-teile.de

They have a bunch of stuff that may interest you on there, including front lips.  The Std NZ lip was 90mm deep, but they also sell the US spec one which is 50mm deep - it will stop you banging the front lip on every other driveway after you've lowered your car.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: DidHaveACorrado on September 21, 2008, 08:17:10 pm
Worth checking out german and swedish too. I use to go there when I lived in london and they have a great range of bits which help.

Corrados look great lowered. I've got mine done a couple of years back, and yes do need a new chin lip, as mines on it's last legs. Worth getting new some NOLOGY HT leads too, mine runs much smoother on them.

Enjoy your car - I love mine to bits, and have a feeling it'll still be with me in 10 years time!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Vag_Hag on September 22, 2008, 06:13:12 pm
Hey


Cheers guys, I'll welcome any tips at this stage.


UPDATE:
I ripped off the door sill wear strip on the drivers side and found the dreaded brown cancer, not too bad (A bit of bubbling and some holes) so I'll need someone to cut the bits out and weld new steel. The arches need attention as well as the drivers side front quarter as it appears someone has tried using a jack at a non lifting point. I get the impression the car has had the odd bump and bog has been applied poorly to the affected areas.

Thanks to Rambo I received my K & N panel filter today and replaced the "new $63" paper filter that German Automotive were supposed to have replaced during "the rados comprehensive service about 1 1/2 ago. Spoke to Andrew and he said the filter was on back order and they forgot to install the filter. I asked for a refund because of their negligence but could only settle for 50% so I'm miffed. Apart from that the K&N is a welcome change to the dirty old item.


My deal with the G60 setup has fallen through but the same guy is offering a pre 1996 Mk3 Gti setup assuming Girling 54s and carriers but I might just get Black Diamond Discs, Goodridge SS braided hoses and EBC Greenstuff.


Anyway I can't wait to get my car fully sorted.

Talk soon
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: rambo_005 on September 22, 2008, 06:15:31 pm
Glad the K&N fitted nicely :)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: tom.rob on September 26, 2008, 12:01:38 pm
Here is my new one!

(http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-snc1/v346/213/49/220000331/n220000331_30462992_9006.jpg)

(The car formally known as PR810)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: typ53 on September 26, 2008, 02:40:31 pm
Looking good!

I'm pleased to see it lives on.  I had fun thrashing that car round the streets of AKL when I was a young pup (and MUM wasn't looking)...
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: tom.rob on September 26, 2008, 11:13:31 pm
Haha, yeah it's still running great :)
I've fixed it up a bit, cause various sound system setups and modifications over the years (as well as a whole in the dash board from when someone stole the head unit) had made lots of the interior a bit messy, so I swapped out bits from my old car and its looking spick and span again now
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: typ53 on September 26, 2008, 11:33:07 pm
Hard to believe it was an insurance write off a few years back (because of the burglary that caused the hole in the dash).  I think Neil bought it at auction for $1500 a few years back and used it as a donor for a few parts for his car at the time. 

The air con will come in handy soon.  You're very lucky.

Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Vag_Hag on October 15, 2008, 09:20:55 pm
Tom, your car looks good,



Well I'm back in London now,

So far I have managed to aquire some bits for my rado, bits that are currently tired or missing from my car.

- front ashtray
- New electric window and light switches
- Door cards front and rear
- VR6 Grill
- VR6 New Hazard & MFA indicator stalk
- Tail lights (no cracks) and In-pro aftermarket clear/red tail lights
- Parcel Tray

I'm currently negoiating for a 50mm front lip so hope all goes well. I think that'll be it for this year, gotta save for Xmas holidays.


Cheers
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on October 25, 2008, 03:12:35 pm
Put a new grille on this week  :)

Second pic is my flatmate Jamie - he's single. HAHA.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Pristle on October 25, 2008, 05:26:18 pm
No surprises there ;)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Audi Life on October 25, 2008, 11:08:28 pm
Hahaha I always knew he would end up modeling with cars ;D
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: tonka on October 27, 2008, 10:55:24 pm
Put a new grille on this week  :)

Second pic is my flatmate Jamie - he's single. HAHA.

Murder Burger Shirt in the back.. nice ;)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on October 27, 2008, 11:12:46 pm
Murder Burger Shirt in the back.. nice ;)

Haha you were looking at the pic too long bro. You worry me.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Vag_Hag on January 14, 2009, 03:34:20 am
Hey folks,


Any news of on Corrado front?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Vag_Hag on June 04, 2009, 07:28:33 pm
Off the corrado forum UK..


(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/9969/motivator2802383kj5.jpg)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on June 04, 2009, 07:46:03 pm
They look so bloody high from the factory!!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Vag_Hag on June 04, 2009, 08:45:18 pm
They look so bloody high from the factory!!

Yeah just like mine!!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: typ53 on June 06, 2009, 09:49:25 pm
Ah yes, it was the height of fashion in 1990...I think mine is up in the stratosphere too.

So what are your plans Mr_Hag?  Slam it and transplant a 1.8t perhaps? 
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Vag_Hag on June 09, 2009, 07:51:02 pm
Ah yes, it was the height of fashion in 1990...I think mine is up in the stratosphere too.

So what are your plans Mr_Hag?  Slam it and transplant a 1.8t perhaps? 


No plans except overhaul of worn parts, some panel work, g60 brakes and panel work. No engine transplants of any description for the near future as I have other hobbies such as Kite Buggying, surfing and mountain biking to spend on.... >:D
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: typ53 on June 09, 2009, 07:55:45 pm
I'd kiss goodbye to the other hobbies...you're a Corrado owner now and they're one of the best cash swallowing devices known to man.   Bwah ah ah haaa...

Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Vag_Hag on December 08, 2009, 09:57:25 pm
Latest mods-

New Laser cut door strikers:-
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/Offshore3ft/S5007858.jpg?t=1260262057)

Change from old to late stalks, didn't find late model cowl so changed hazard light over:-
(http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg312/Offshore3ft/S5007851.jpg?t=1259994247)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: typ53 on December 08, 2009, 09:59:44 pm
Nice - are they the door repair kits from ebay or the VAG repair kit?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Vag_Hag on December 08, 2009, 10:03:10 pm
They are from a guy off the corrado forums in the UK. His name was Dave16V.


The pivot pin was hard work to pull out, in the end I drove a 2mm flat bladed screw driver in it and twisted it out.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: d1eng on February 06, 2010, 08:19:02 pm
Hi, I am looking into getting a Corrado. I had a G60 in the Uk and loved it. Is there any reason why there are so few in Nz? Is there a problem in being able to import them from the Uk for example? Considering a smart VW Golf gti 16v Mk2 also,would need to be mint though as I haven't got time or patience to work on it. Wish I brought my Mk2 Oak Green 16v over 3 years ago now. Any comments appreciated.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Tom on February 07, 2010, 12:29:43 am
They dont meet frontal impact laws and there are no (simple) ways round it.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: typ53 on February 07, 2010, 10:24:49 am
Not too many arrived here from new because they were criminally expensive at the time.  A few imports made it in before frontal impact rules came into force and that was the end of that.  The sole G60 and smattering of VR6s were imports.

That said, cars that are 20 yrs old or more are exempt from the legislation so now that the older ones are turning 20 you could bring an '89 or '90 in.  Another option would be to try the 'special interest vehicle' category exemption from the rules.

That said you'd almost be better off trying to buy a local 16v.  There is/was one for sale in Taranaki on trademe.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Vag_Hag on February 20, 2010, 11:32:30 am
http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/02/design-proposal-for-new-vw-corrado-from.html (http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/02/design-proposal-for-new-vw-corrado-from.html)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: .:Ross on July 09, 2010, 09:15:17 pm
Ok, was having a shifty through your thread and noticed you guys kept mentioning a VR6 Storm down here in Queenstown, not sure if anybody has answered this but its a fella i work with who owns it. Lived over in England for a while, didnt wanna sell the rado so shipped it back here....good move....

And to answer the interior question, its a tan/cream leather interior, exteriors green and had a few suspension tweaks when it lived back over the pond.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: SOFTLAD on July 09, 2010, 09:32:53 pm
He needs to be with us and share his pride and joy ;D
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on July 09, 2010, 09:39:16 pm
He needs to be with us and share his pride and joy ;D

Amen brother!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: AndyGti on July 09, 2010, 09:58:15 pm
a m8 found a guy down south with a g60 rado in his field with not only 1 g60 in the front but a 2nd in the back!! but before you ask both engines aint for sale lol ive tried allready
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Number21 on July 09, 2010, 10:01:05 pm
Yeah. It is LHD and black, in a field of dead dubs. Presume that is the same one you are talking about.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on July 09, 2010, 10:09:05 pm
Owner used to be a member here (Cynic) and also owned a nice red 16v with facelift front wings and bonnet off the g60. Got a smack in the ass, fixed it up and sold to a member of the nzveedubnuts forum I think!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Vag_Hag on July 12, 2010, 08:40:40 pm

Doesn't rossi own that red one. That G60 guy wants a Corrado donor but doesn't want to pay $.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on July 12, 2010, 08:57:50 pm
Rossi owns the UK 2.0L 16v (in white) with schrick cams etc. Goes REALLY well!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Vag_Hag on July 12, 2010, 09:31:49 pm
Can't remember the name of the guy who owns the red one, sure it was Rossi.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on July 12, 2010, 09:36:27 pm
I think his username may be VonSprinter on nzveedubnuts?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: rambo_005 on July 12, 2010, 09:39:40 pm
You guys talking of this one?

(http://www.vask.org.nz/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6206.0;attach=3474;image)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Vag_Hag on July 12, 2010, 09:54:29 pm
Yeah he came around to pick up some corrado bits, can't remember his name but it was a minter. Think he worked as a dent removal specialist.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: coons on July 12, 2010, 11:19:24 pm
That looks pretty nice..
Considering I don't usually like red and I don't usually like Corrado's that arn't on BBS
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: d1eng on July 26, 2010, 09:40:42 pm
Hi all, Just dropping in to update on a few things. The Corrado I bought recently of James, which you have down as black (as does the dealership, Continental motors in Newmarket where it came from) is in fact Graphite and not black. Not 100% sure if there are any other Graphite Corrado's NZ new in NZ. I must admitt I do like the Graphite, it is a really dark metallic charcoal grey sort of colour. I will get a picture on next weekend when I have a moment.

As far as I am aware it is the 1st Corrado registered in NZ and was bought Oct 1989 originally. I have done a few things to her over the past few weeks just to get her looking half respectible which I will put on another posting. basically she is 100% original though down to the Blaukpunkt stereo (which isn't working at the moment). So I am doing her up gradually to be 100% original.

Just thought I would update you on this as she is currently listed on here as black, so I think Vaghag may have the only black Nz new one? :o
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Number21 on July 30, 2010, 08:03:05 pm
That looks pretty nice..
Considering I don't usually like red and I don't usually like Corrado's that arn't on BBS

That car does look very nice. The previous owner (cynic) was into air cooled VWs and Im pretty sure he was one of the previous owners of my purple VR6.

Corrados are awesome. Not just ones on BBS wheels!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Cynic on July 30, 2010, 10:05:20 pm
Previous owner wasn't me, can't take any credit there.  It belonged to Mike.....(dent repair guy and very good at it too).
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Number21 on July 30, 2010, 11:47:22 pm
Sorry, previous owner was rado on this forum?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: d1eng on October 31, 2010, 08:39:27 pm
Finally got round to putting some pics on. Here she is. 1989 VW Corrado NZ new (2nd one registered in NZ). She is the only graphite one in NZ. She is 100% original down to the Blaupunkt stereo which is the old pull out brick version. Done a few small things to fix her since I bought her a few months back, all original though. This includes fixing rear wheel arch, repaint of arch and front spoiler and rear panel below lights. Put ne parcel shelf straps on, new button for drivers side door, new VW chrome grill badge, new 2nd hand drivers fog lamp as well as usual cambelt change, full service, new alternator & battery and tyres. Have new heater core to put in and I also need to repair the drivers bolster (I have the original cloth from another Rado from the UK). I also need another window rubber for passenger side as mine is warped, need new VW rear chrome badge and beesting aerial. I want to keep her original, although when I can afford it I want to put some BBS split rims on her.

http://s1190.photobucket.com/albums/z452/d1eng/?action-view&current=mini-SDC12913.jpg


Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on October 31, 2010, 08:43:07 pm
Your links didnt work:

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z452/d1eng/mini-SDC12913.jpg)

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z452/d1eng/mini-SDC12914.jpg)

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z452/d1eng/mini-SDC12912.jpg)

Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: d1eng on October 31, 2010, 08:51:09 pm
Cheers for that, 1st time I have tried to put pics on a forum!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on October 31, 2010, 10:02:13 pm
Really cool to see this happening Darren - keep it up!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: GTI's on November 03, 2010, 06:24:46 pm
Cars looking good! Glad to see it in good hands!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on December 06, 2010, 06:30:33 pm
Time to update some pics of mine - now with BBS RS 003 16x7.5" and 16x8.0"

I hunted NZ for nearly 3 years for a set of these wheels and built them up to what they are now over the past few months:

-Original barrels
-Mirror polished 1.5" lips front, 2.0" lips rear
-Original nuts & bolts all mirror polished and still with BBS scripting on all
-Half height centre caps
-New BBS emblems
-195/45/16 Kumho Ecsta Sport tyres
-Centres and barrels powder coated in 'vivica paladilim silver comet' - looks different in all sorts of light, it's a dark metallic silver but looks like battle ship grey in some pics.

Probably a bit OCD and OTT for most people on here but hey, I have the disease and really like them  ;D

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/Tbagnz/DSC00189.jpg)
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/Tbagnz/IMG_0188.jpg)
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/Tbagnz/IMG_0180.jpg)
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/Tbagnz/IMG_0208.jpg)
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/Tbagnz/Screenshot2010-12-06at61208PM.png)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: KARTS on December 06, 2010, 10:10:40 pm
I thought your choice of colour on the wheels looked awesome when I saw your car at Jambo.
Never would have gone there myself but you really pulled it off.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on December 06, 2010, 10:16:32 pm
Thanks bruv, colour is really tricky and it's so hard to look at little swatches and imagine the wheels in those colours. I'm happy with them anyway, obviously not everyone will like them but that's what makes things interesting! Bummer I didn't meet ya at Jambo.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: KARTS on December 06, 2010, 10:26:51 pm
I met a few but didn't know who belonged to what car. I arrived a little later with my daughter and pregnant Mrs, I was rolling deep in the baby game! Anyway, your wheels are dope, I'll introduce myself next time.  8)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: rambo_005 on December 06, 2010, 10:33:59 pm
I don't normally like BBS RS a lot, but was VERY impressed with these... they really complement the rado 8)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: destructor999 on December 18, 2010, 10:55:15 pm
should i get an corrado?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on December 19, 2010, 09:52:00 am
Does a bear crap in the woods?

Do you have the option on one? Which one is for sale?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Vag_Hag on December 19, 2010, 10:10:04 am
Lol,


Buy a cheap one , spend $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Buy mine , you got a minter.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: deedub on December 19, 2010, 04:49:54 pm
Does a bear s**t in the woods?

Do you have the option on one? Which one is for sale?

Check out his other posts, I think therein you will find your answer.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on December 19, 2010, 04:58:50 pm
Haha what an egg. Not another everythingwanter!

Get a honda!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: destructor999 on December 25, 2010, 09:59:16 pm
Lol,


Buy a cheap one , spend $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Buy mine , you got a minter.
:o
*drool*

Mind if I PM you?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Benni.B on May 31, 2011, 07:17:11 pm
Time to update some pics of mine - now with BBS RS 003 16x7.5" and 16x8.0"

I hunted NZ for nearly 3 years for a set of these wheels and built them up to what they are now over the past few months:

-Original barrels
-Mirror polished 1.5" lips front, 2.0" lips rear
-Original nuts & bolts all mirror polished and still with BBS scripting on all
-Half height centre caps
-New BBS emblems
-195/45/16 Kumho Ecsta Sport tyres
-Centres and barrels powder coated in 'vivica paladilim silver comet' - looks different in all sorts of light, it's a dark metallic silver but looks like battle ship grey in some pics.

Probably a bit OCD and OTT for most people on here but hey, I have the disease and really like them  ;D

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/Tbagnz/Screenshot2010-12-06at61208PM.png)

sweet rado man, lovin the sunroof
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on October 04, 2011, 05:12:24 pm
Sorry the photos aren't great, will get some good ones with PoonMobile soon. A few cosmetic tweaks:

Removed side strips
Added 16v badge on grille
Lupo GTI wipers
Smooth front bumper

New wheels:
rs003
16x8 et12
16x8.5 et6
Gun metal metallic centres, polished/chrome everything else.
195/45/16 rubber all round - can't get any narrower for the front  >:(

Click pics to enlarge.  8)

f*ck your opinion

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/Tbagnz/DSC00871.jpg)
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/Tbagnz/DSC00872.jpg)
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/Tbagnz/DSC00879.jpg)
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/Tbagnz/DSC00882.jpg)
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/Tbagnz/DSC00883.jpg)
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/Tbagnz/DSC00885.jpg)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: typ53 on October 04, 2011, 05:46:57 pm
Loooooooooooooow!

Looking good Tristan.  Makes me think I should give the old girl a clean.  And a set of new springs....
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: chis on October 04, 2011, 06:04:23 pm
choice  ;D
would hold its own at a european show
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: nacnud on October 04, 2011, 07:56:33 pm
choice  ;D
would hold its own at a european show

Second that. Well done it is awesome bro!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: M M on October 04, 2011, 08:10:54 pm
Very nice. I like the chain with the VW badge hanging from the mirror ;)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Filx on October 04, 2011, 08:40:46 pm
Freakin A+++ VeeDub! That's settin' the bar high - world class.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: coons on October 04, 2011, 10:35:13 pm
Couple more of T's

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/coons88/IMG_8726.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/coons88/IMG_8714.jpg)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: elliott2705 on October 04, 2011, 10:38:08 pm
Looks sick T, well done. Bring it to HQ!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on October 04, 2011, 10:39:02 pm
Just 3 of us in for tomorrow night..? Might be a flag?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: MK3SOME on October 04, 2011, 10:43:09 pm
Nice flicks
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: ted on October 04, 2011, 10:45:41 pm
Nice T!

In that shot of the previous set up it looks like a tractor in comparison - and that was WOW at the time...

Bags next? to take it to the nek nek lev
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on October 04, 2011, 10:46:32 pm
Thanks guys. Yeah it's coming along now, much more WOW. Ash will post some cool pics in the next day or two also.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: coons on October 04, 2011, 10:55:54 pm
Haha that pic at the very top of the age looks lame as! No offense  :P
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Poonmobile on October 05, 2011, 12:06:16 am
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g75/Ashvw/MK3%20Night%20Pics/DSC_0081.jpg)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g75/Ashvw/MK3%20Night%20Pics/DSC_0077.jpg)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g75/Ashvw/MK3%20Night%20Pics/DSC_0104.jpg)
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g75/Ashvw/MK3%20Night%20Pics/DSC_0090-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: GTI's on October 05, 2011, 09:22:18 am
Had a play with your shots.
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m176/BDMK2/2of2-2.jpg)
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m176/BDMK2/2of2.jpg)
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m176/BDMK2/1of2.jpg)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: coons on October 05, 2011, 09:27:02 am
Nice, you had better light then me, that sky looks sweet. Nice editing too from Brendon
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: GTI's on October 05, 2011, 09:28:34 am
Send me the originals and I can get them looking better.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: ziptie.nz on October 05, 2011, 09:54:01 am
hmmm.. swirl marks?  8)  ::) :P
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on October 05, 2011, 12:05:43 pm
hmmm.. swirl marks?  8)  ::) :P

Straight off the polisher at the paint shop. Will go back for final cut and polish in a couple of months so judge the paint work then!  >:D
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on October 12, 2011, 10:26:38 am
A couple more pics and a vid of me rolling up to the drive a couple of weeks ago. Big thanks to Poonmobile for taking mint photos!

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/Tbagnz/DSC_0054-3.jpg)
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/Tbagnz/DSC_0053-1.jpg)

Little vid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUAzNKLtorA
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Toro on October 12, 2011, 01:49:42 pm
What a UNIT!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Filx on October 12, 2011, 03:26:22 pm
Wicked - honestly this car has sold me on Corrados. The only problem is the pics don't do justice to how small and squat it is. Standing next to it is an experience asit feels like the roof height is barely past your belt buckle. So damn sweet!!!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Brett on October 12, 2011, 03:30:45 pm
Wicked - honestly this car has sold me on Corrados. The only problem is the pics don't do justice to how small and squat it is. Standing next to it is an experience asit feels like the roof height is barely past your belt buckle. So damn sweet!!!
X2
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on October 12, 2011, 03:58:34 pm
Cheers Filx  :D It's such a small car and will be even lower when I get my Weitecs in & smaller tyres on the front  8)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: ziptie.nz on October 13, 2011, 02:05:11 pm
need some real europlates for it now..
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on October 13, 2011, 02:16:51 pm
F*ck 'real' europlates! The only reason I'd want to pay $600 or whatever it is would be to shove them straight back up the tight assholes of plates.co.nz. Cheers
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: deedub on October 13, 2011, 06:23:15 pm
Those last two photos look the mutts nuts man.  8) 8)

Have you thought about smoked indicators on the tails? The only change I would consider, I can't wait to see it in person!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: NasTnaS on October 13, 2011, 06:35:39 pm
nice rado mate.... and that Jettta is WHIP!!!!!!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: spooln on October 13, 2011, 10:22:05 pm
Wow. Must see this on the flesh!!!!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on October 13, 2011, 10:30:16 pm
Cheers for the comments guys :)

Have you thought about smoked indicators on the tails? The only change I would consider, I can't wait to see it in person!

Have thought about smoked but I want a cleaner look so I'll get some all red OEM lights, match the red 16v badge, nice and clean, works with the blue. A few more niggly bits to be done like smaller tyres up front, tail lights, replacing little bits and pieces etc but it's getting closer and closer to what I've had in my head for the last 6 years  :laugh:

Spooln, you'll see it at Stance Off if you come along again  8)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Jaydenfromhamilton on January 23, 2012, 09:26:18 pm
Hey, Just brought myself a NZ new manual 93' 2.0L 16V Corrado, tidy little car, have purchased a set of coilovers which should hopefully go in, in the next couple of weeks fingers crossed, also on the hunt for some rims. Here is a few photo's. . .

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m619/brookfromhamilton/IMG_1717.jpg)
(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m619/brookfromhamilton/IMG_1718.jpg)
(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m619/brookfromhamilton/IMG_1730.jpg)
(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m619/brookfromhamilton/IMG_1722.jpg)
(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m619/brookfromhamilton/IMG_1728.jpg)
(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m619/brookfromhamilton/IMG_1725.jpg)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on January 23, 2012, 10:04:46 pm
It's a UK import, not NZ new ;)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on February 26, 2012, 10:42:36 pm
New guts..

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/Tbagnz/425056_379118402099968_179422178736259_1517343_559348651_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on February 27, 2012, 05:40:59 pm
Petrol station is my new best friend...

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/Tbagnz/IMG_0514.jpg)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: rambo_005 on February 27, 2012, 05:47:39 pm
FTW 8)

More info is necessary!

What parts did you use for the 24V transplant?

My suspicion levels turned to almost certainty when I saw you needed a face lift bonnet, following your need for various parts (my old 280mm 4x100 discs being one!) ;)
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Post by: rambo_005 on February 27, 2012, 05:49:43 pm
Does this mean the KR is going in the 'rocco?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on February 27, 2012, 05:51:56 pm
Can't be bothered putting a build thread up, maybe later.

It's running 24v BDE motor with 70,000kms, VR6 O2A box, Sachs clutch, Viper remap & de-immo ECU, corrado VR6 cluster & original key, Woolf 2.5" cat back exhaust, solid front mount, mk3 sub frames, G60 280mm brakes, BMC air filter & mk3 VR6 steel sump. Goes like a cut cat... Mad respect & thanks to 80 Vert for the build.

I've bought 3 other cars to get this one to where it is now. One for parts, one for the wheels, one for the bonnet.

Does this mean the KR is going in the 'rocco?
Not necessarily..
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: rambo_005 on February 27, 2012, 05:56:35 pm
Love the way you've done this! All looks standard... until you open the bonnet ;D
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: RS ZWEI on February 28, 2012, 10:42:26 am
New guts..

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/Tbagnz/425056_379118402099968_179422178736259_1517343_559348651_n.jpg)

Im surprised that more people arent making more comments on T's repowered VR6 24V Corrado?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Filx on February 28, 2012, 10:53:55 am
I would comment but he trashed talked me whilst leaving SO2012 - reckons his 24v might have the wood on the Vento. Young fullahs eh, sheesh.  :laugh: Hahhaaaa.

I will say it sounds unreal though - definitely one of the nicest VR6s I've heard on WOT, lawd they sound magic. Shifts along pretty well too - as you'd expect. All in all a pretty nice grocery getter.  >:D
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: VeeDub on February 28, 2012, 11:08:40 am
I would comment but he trashed talked me whilst leaving SO2012 - reckons his 24v might have the wood on the Vento. Young fullahs eh, sheesh.  :laugh: Hahhaaaa.

Haha you know I was only joking  :-* My brother said he needed to go and see a chiropractor after that little rip up the hill in the Vento! No way my little whip would even remain in your rear view mirror!!
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: 80 Vert on February 28, 2012, 11:22:16 am
Finally a Corrado with decent power, came together very nicely Tbag  :P
Will be good on gas too if you can keep your foot out of it.......................YEAH RIGHT  >:D
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Post by: ziptie.nz on February 28, 2012, 12:09:12 pm
Im surprised that more people arent making more comments on T's repowered VR6 24V Corrado?

Thats because they are all Speechless ! ;)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Filx on February 28, 2012, 01:46:06 pm
Yeah for sure T,  :laugh: 24v's are a ripper combo for a great street car, instant torque and response is addictive. You'll have to get some track friendly wheels and tyres and take it for a skid at HD or somewhere soon to explore the potential. You'd have a blast!

Haha you know I was only joking  :-* My brother said he needed to go and see a chiropractor after that little rip up the hill in the Vento! No way my little whip would even remain in your rear view mirror!!
Title: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Poonmobile on February 28, 2012, 05:11:26 pm
The car is epic in every way, what more do you need to say?! ;)
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Post by: typ53 on March 01, 2012, 03:47:00 pm
Nice work Tristan, and here was I thinking that was what was going in the mk1.

Looking fwd to seeing that in the flesh!
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Post by: choppy16v on March 01, 2012, 05:43:59 pm
RAD RAD RAD!!!!
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Post by: NasTnaS on March 01, 2012, 06:09:06 pm
loving the 16V badge...
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Post by: ziptie.nz on March 01, 2012, 07:10:44 pm
loving the 16V badge...

Tristan is Trollin' fo haterz
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: anne t on May 19, 2012, 08:35:40 pm
1990  Kr 1.8 16v   136000 miles FSH  Dragon Green "everything works"
H+R springs,bilstein dampers,later style bonnet,Rieger grille  ,braided brake lines,momo race s/wheel
Rondell alloys wearing 195 45 16 yokohama s-drives full engine rebuild 15,000miles ago
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/rado001.jpg)
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/rado005.jpg)
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/knob003.jpg)
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/rado004.jpg)
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/anne068.jpg)
Title: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: Poonmobile on May 20, 2012, 01:56:41 am
Exterior pics?
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Post by: anne t on May 20, 2012, 03:19:41 am
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/g27001.jpg)
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/g27004.jpg)
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/birthday008.jpg)
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/birthday002.jpg)
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/birthday001.jpg) :)
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Post by: muskie on May 20, 2012, 10:02:06 am
that is a nice looking rado, great colour. your on corrado forum which i just found and joined..
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Post by: anne t on May 20, 2012, 10:46:45 am
Thats right just thought i,d try something different,nice to hear from you muskie ;)
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Post by: coons on May 20, 2012, 05:51:52 pm
So are you in NZ or the UK?

Great colour
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: anne t on May 20, 2012, 06:01:32 pm
unfortunately i,m in scotland,you can,t have everything but.
I,ve waited years on a corrado,most of my cars have been mk2s      Cheers Anne
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: anne t on May 23, 2012, 05:48:08 am
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/stuff004.jpg)
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/brace007.jpg)
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/brace005.jpg)
thinking about putting upper brace on corrado ,It is an Eibach quite rare here anyway
or maybe just keep for mk2 honest opinions welcomed       cheers ANNE
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Post by: choppy16v on May 27, 2012, 07:01:53 pm
its hard to start drilling holes in your baby defo chuck the bottom one on tho! 8)
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: anne t on June 04, 2012, 05:31:12 am
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/shjne005.jpg)
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/shjne004.jpg)
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/shjne003.jpg)
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/shjne001.jpg)
Gave thi a polish today 8)
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Post by: anne t on July 21, 2012, 10:47:51 pm
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/clean008.jpg)
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/clean003.jpg)
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/clean006.jpg)
Had a wee oil +filter change and a good clean :)and my finger :laugh:
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Post by: anne t on August 06, 2012, 03:01:30 am
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/dundee003.jpg)

new wheels +tyres on as of 4-08-12
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Post by: brookfromhamilton on August 08, 2012, 05:53:33 pm
(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m619/brookfromhamilton/IMG_5646coccpy.jpg)

Jaydens
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Post by: coons on August 08, 2012, 06:55:26 pm
Good to see another Corrado getting some good loving!
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Post by: M M on August 08, 2012, 07:24:59 pm
That's looking pretty cool.
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Post by: anne t on August 08, 2012, 07:45:43 pm
Likin this a lot 8)
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Post by: anne t on August 16, 2012, 10:35:37 am
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/dundee003.jpg)

new wheels +tyres on as of 4-08-12
spoonfed front spoiler "70mm" in the post
Vibra-technics fast road engine mounts 3off pick up later today
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: anne t on August 25, 2012, 09:44:27 pm
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/latestrado014.jpg)
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/latestrado011.jpg)
(http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/g377/anne_thomson1/latestrado020.jpg)
cleaned insde+out
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Post by: still_a_G on May 25, 2013, 04:51:25 pm
Hey what's up guys.  I'm an engineer in the states thinking about emigrating to NZ.  If I do I might import my 16V G60 Corrado.  All the rules say I should be able to drive it there.  How much are Corrados worth in your parts?

Here's the car  http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5872174-Still_a_G-s-last-attempt-at-Corrado-ownership

Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: 80 Vert on May 25, 2013, 05:20:09 pm
Hey what's up guys.  I'm an engineer in the states thinking about emigrating to NZ.  If I do I might import my 16V G60 Corrado.  All the rules say I should be able to drive it there.  How much are Corrados worth in your parts?

Here's the car  http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5872174-Still_a_G-s-last-attempt-at-Corrado-ownership

No offence but why on earth do you want to come and live here when you have a place like that?
Have you looked at how high property prices are here?
Not to mention the utter crap boxes your money buys here, property has gone insane here.

You will be able to bring your car and keep it left hand drive, however there are hoops to jump through to get it legal especially if modified.
All modified vehicles here need a modified vehicle cert, count on at least 1500-2000 to get it road legal, entry certification will run 700-1000 plus 500-600 for mod cert if nothing else needs doing.
Any underbody rust is an issue, all cars require 6 monthly roadworth check once on the road.
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Post by: Number21 on May 25, 2013, 07:28:48 pm
No offence but why on earth do you want to come and live here when you have a place like that?
Have you looked at how high property prices are here?
Not to mention the utter crap boxes your money buys here, property has gone insane here.



You can live in NZ and not in Auckland. Some beautiful places down here  >:D
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: still_a_G on May 26, 2013, 02:41:07 am
No offence but why on earth do you want to come and live here when you have a place like that?
Have you looked at how high property prices are here?
Not to mention the utter crap boxes your money buys here, property has gone insane here.

You will be able to bring your car and keep it left hand drive, however there are hoops to jump through to get it legal especially if modified.
All modified vehicles here need a modified vehicle cert, count on at least 1500-2000 to get it road legal, entry certification will run 700-1000 plus 500-600 for mod cert if nothing else needs doing.
Any underbody rust is an issue, all cars require 6 monthly roadworth check once on the road.

ha, honest opinions are what we're going to need to make this decision.  So thanks!  It doesn't sound like the certification costs would make importing worth it.  I ask because my Corrado is not worth much in the states.  Maybe $4,000. Since they're rare in NZ, I was wondering if an increase in value could offset the cost of importing.

Any why move there?  The mountains, the ocean and lower taxes....
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Post by: ziptie.nz on May 26, 2013, 07:43:23 am
ha, honest opinions are what we're going to need to make this decision.  So thanks!  It doesn't sound like the certification costs would make importing worth it.  I ask because my Corrado is not worth much in the states.  Maybe $4,000. Since they're rare in NZ, I was wondering if an increase in value could offset the cost of importing.

Any why move there?  The mountains, the ocean and lower taxes....

Mountain and oceans yes... In the South Island.


Lower taxes ... Not so much

Try lower wages.

Expensive housing

..... The list goes on
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: d1eng on May 26, 2013, 10:46:16 am
Might be selling my 1989 VW Corrado 1.8 16v soon. Completely original. NZ new. Reason I might sell is I need a day to day car and also a car my 16 year old can learn to drive in and I can't keep the Corrado & get a new car. Colour is graphite charcoal (original) and is a very rare colour. Let me know if anyone is interested/keen.
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: 80 Vert on May 26, 2013, 11:07:45 am
ha, honest opinions are what we're going to need to make this decision.  So thanks!  It doesn't sound like the certification costs would make importing worth it.  I ask because my Corrado is not worth much in the states.  Maybe $4,000. Since they're rare in NZ, I was wondering if an increase in value could offset the cost of importing.

Any why move there?  The mountains, the ocean and lower taxes....

You biggest problem of all will be the fact that it's left hand drive, doesn't appeal to many people here unfortunately.
I have a few lhd cars and like them for that reason but most don't think like me.
Totally agree with Budalo, most won't say it like it really is...........
Been here for vacation?
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Post by: SOFTLAD on May 26, 2013, 02:39:10 pm
Mountain and oceans yes... In the South Island.
Lower taxes ... Not so much
Try lower wages.
Expensive housing
..... The list goes on
That true, but as an x pom one thin NZ doesn't have is all the baggage that comes with living in the Uk or US.......more serious crime & drug issues, mass unemployment.
I know where I'd rather be living
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: still_a_G on May 27, 2013, 11:02:29 am
Hi guys, I don't want to hijack this thread too much.  If I'm off my rocker here please let me know in a private message.   ;)

The tax rates I see say that someone in NZ who makes $70k (USD) in NZ pays $14,020 in country tax, where in the US the same person pays $13,430 country + $3,700 state + $3,600 welfare.  And we don't get free college or health care.  Health insurance is an additional $5,000+ per couple.  College is $20,000+ per year.  Town/property tax is an easy $3,000 - $9,000 a year!  And then there's sales tax!  All USD.

Just looking to get out of this mess of a place.  Again, I'm happy to discuss in private messages.  I know car guys are typically helpful around the world.  Thought I'd start some research with my fellow dubbers!  Thanks!
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Post by: d1eng on June 02, 2013, 01:26:20 pm
Mine is now up for sale 8)

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=599807880&ed=true (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=599807880&ed=true)

Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: watercooled on August 31, 2013, 09:37:21 pm
Mine is now up for sale 8)

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=599807880&ed=true (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=599807880&ed=true)

Yep its mine bought it,can anyone confirm this is the only black one in NZ and what is the total number of these cars in NZ?
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: rambo_005 on August 31, 2013, 10:39:45 pm
There were two black NZ new, one has since been wrecked though. http://www.vask.org.nz/index.php/topic,17103.0.html
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: watercooled on September 01, 2013, 07:34:39 pm
There were two black NZ new, one has since been wrecked though. http://www.vask.org.nz/index.php/topic,17103.0.html
Cheers mate thats what the last owner told me,but its not black in the flesh its a silver black?our mk3 is the same ,sorry can't remember the paint code ,thanks for the info  8).
Title: Re: Corrado Owners - Your cars please
Post by: NZDoug on September 02, 2013, 06:12:34 am
Hi guys, I don't want to hijack this thread too much.  If I'm off my rocker here please let me know in a private message.   ;)

The tax rates I see say that someone in NZ who makes $70k (USD) in NZ pays $14,020 in country tax, where in the US the same person pays $13,430 country + $3,700 state + $3,600 welfare.  And we don't get free college or health care.  Health insurance is an additional $5,000+ per couple.  College is $20,000+ per year.  Town/property tax is an easy $3,000 - $9,000 a year!  And then there's sales tax!  All USD.

Just looking to get out of this mess of a place.  Again, I'm happy to discuss in private messages.  I know car guys are typically helpful around the world.  Thought I'd start some research with my fellow dubbers!  Thanks!
NZ is GREAT!
I think you would be better off selling the Corrado in USA and buy a Harley for the same bucks.
Import that here , flick it and get a Dub here.