Generally, G60 and VR6 are costlier to run than the others, and although the Corrado is based on the Mk 2 Golf, specialist parts are reasonably expensive to replace. One major hidden cost is that the supercharger – exclusive to G60 models – needs to be overhauled every 60,000 miles, which is both pricey and irritating. The insurance groupings are expectedly high, meaning that quotes may seem meteoric, especially for younger or inexperienced drivers.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£1,663 - £2,155 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Ongoing running costs
|Servicing period||10,000 miles (minor), 20,000 miles (full)|
|Warranty||Bodywork 6 years|
|Road tax (12 months)||
See tax rates for all versions
How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.
Overall, fully maintained Volkswagens will run for many miles, if driven sensibly and should be very reliable. Nonetheless, many examples are abused or neglected and there have been a fair few problems reported regarding the Corrado's electrics, gearbox synchromesh and clutch.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||Accident damage or botched repairs - panels are expensive.|
|Engine / gearbox||Thrashed, smoky engine - especially G60, which must have convincing history; gearbox synchro or clutch problems.|
|Other||Leaking shock absorbers; worn brakes; kerbed alloy wheels; general 'boy racer' abuse.|