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    So, are they worth it?

    OK I realise that I'm probably asking in the wrong place, but it's been 7 years since I last drove a Corrado, back then you could buy a pretty mint VR6 for around £3-4k, people were struggling to sell them and we were all wondering why MK2 Golfs were fetching much more of a premium than rado's.

    But nowadays, dented scratched 100k miler Vr6's are on the market at £8-9k, valvers going for £5-6k, and although I appreciate that there are less on the roads now and they were always due a price rise, surely prices like that are a bit OTT?

    I quite fancy buying a nice VR for old times sake but would be fussy about condition, even 10 years ago the difference between driving a goodun that'd been looked after and driving a shoddy one that had been cheaply maintained was night and day, I don't fancy driving a rattly/squeaky/loose old car with limp seat bolsters and slack steering, do these £8-9k cars have any chance of driving like they did 15 years ago? For that sort of money I'd be expecting the car to be mintyer than an extra strong Trebor, but looking around even at that price you're looking at dented/scratched/rusty examples, are they really worth that, and are they actually selling at that sort of money? (and if so, who the feck is parting with that sort of money for them!)

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    I've still got a maroon vr6 bonnet Im pretty sure I bought from you 7 years ago. Yours for £500


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    Haha, that was more like 10-15 years ago, I've been living in Cornwall for 12 years and it was a fair while before I moved, time fly's!

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    Owners can ask all they like but it's the car that speaks value at the end of the day.

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    I have seen a lot cheaper than that.
    Most people buy them poor as a project to get up to good standard usually works out cheaper that way.
    I have a fiesta diesal as a daily and use my corrado as a summer car so able to spend more on getting it tidy.

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    There are a few out there that are asking strong money when you can see the car is questionable, in terms of spec, advert detail, seller profile, mileage, condition, dodgy after market 'improvements', missed history etc..at least 2 or 3 on Autotrader fall into much of that description. With a car I generally look at the seller as much as the vehicle. I have rarely ever owned a car that has broken down so think I am a good judge. People asking top money and then listing the things that don't work. Cars listed at £12k+ when the sunroof is knackered etc..though some of the worst cars tend to be with dealers currently, squeezing the market and selling turds

    They are obviously great cars when maintained properly throughout their lives. However, as with any sought after classic car you are buying rarity and the cool factor/ownership experience as much as the quantifiable performance. They are only going to become rarer and more sought after in the short to medium term. Mine makes me smile every time I go near it and other people's reactions to the car are generally life affirming.

    ..and FYI a 100k miler VR is really really low mileage! Properly maintained it will be sensational
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    Spot on with those comments Bill
    I would be looking for good motor and decent body with little rust.
    The rest can be sorted with a little time and effort.

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    I think they are worth it if you are an enthusiast and willing to keep one for a long while as prices slowly seem to be rising as they are getting rarer, the americans seem to love them too, lots of videos appearing on you tube of some really fantastic cars lately. nice to see valvers on the way up too. some early ones in fantastic condition with low mileage have fetched over 5k on autotrader and ebay, maybe buyers have gone for valvers over VRs after struggling to find a VR in good enough condition, after all why should raddos be worth any less than old mk1 astras or escorts apart from availability
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walsey View Post
    OK I realise that I'm probably asking in the wrong place, but it's been 7 years since I last drove a Corrado, back then you could buy a pretty mint VR6 for around £3-4k, ...... clip
    Strewth!! My VR was £6750 17 years ago!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walsey View Post
    Haha, that was more like 10-15 years ago, I've been living in Cornwall for 12 years and it was a fair while before I moved, time fly's!
    Haha god so true, well I have been a member in here since 2003 which was when I started this bloody love affair....


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