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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
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Performance

5 out of 5 5.0

Corrado's an effortlessly responsive machine with punchy front-wheel-drive making it a joy to drive. The growling VR6 engine is great at anything over 3000rpm, and is far and away the most potent of the range, although the G60 and 16V models are still fast and nippy. The 2.0-litre 8V is a bit stodgy and tiresome, but all engines are reasonably refined across the range.

Handling

3.5 out of 5 3.5

Although the majority of Corrados are boisterous and ferocious, the handling is accurate and well-mannered, meaning that it can rip through corners without too much trouble. The secure grip is owing to the independent suspension system and great front-wheel drive chassis, while the automatic rear spoiler acts to create added downforce and keep the car fixed to the road by popping up when the car travels above 45mph.

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5 4.0

The driving position is authoritative and fully adjustable, enabling the driver to gain a good viewpoint of the road. Furthermore, there are no major blind spots and rear-view visibility is adequate. Left-hand drive Corrados are naturally hampered a little by visibility issues, with overtaking manoeuvres proving very risky in particular. There are no big problems with the plastic dash layout either, it is thoughtfully laid out and fully functional, while the seats hug you well and look especially stylish in leather.

Comfort

4 out of 5 4.0

The driver and front passenger should be more than comfortable in the Corrado, but rear space is tight and cramped. The interior quality is reasonable throughout the cabin; the dash is as tasteful as can be expected from a plastic design, and there are plenty of nice touches. The sporty ride is firm but fluent; giving a muscular hold into tight corners that can be a little bit unsettling.

The cloth upholstery tends to look a little tatty in older Corrados, although the leather versions are much more durable and comfortable.

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