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Thread: 1995 Bramble Metallic (aka Blackberry) Corrado VR6 - Round 2 of VR6 ownership

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    Quote Originally Posted by ger040 View Post
    you have been seriously unlucky with the cars - with new cars the trend seems to be either you get a good car or a poor car don't know why?

    with regards to dealers some offer excellent aftercare service and others just want your money and run

    At least with an older car if it goes tits up you can just scrap it and walk away

    by the way that is a very nice looking corrado there very jealous
    Seriously unlucky! I've come to the conclusion, that all new cars have issues. It's just how they are fixed and how anal you are about the problems. With old cars that have that certain characteristic, a squeak, ill-fitting, high clutch, funny idle. It's probably been there from new! We have a pool of 6 Octavia's at work, all the same model, colour, spec. Identical. Each one drives differently and has it's own little traits.

    And with new cars, you order, it's delivered and that's your car. With used at least you get chance to inspect and test drive before you buy.

    The issue is warranty work too. The dealer's don't get paid for inspection work, only work carried out to repair. And that repair has to be authorised by the manufacturer. It's always to a minimum. Take the BMW for example. It lost 1.5l of gearbox oil. The dealer knew it had leaked, they even knew the area it was leaking from (oil cooler). But becuase the car wasn't leaking under thier inspection - BMW refused the fix as it wasn't actually "broken" at the time. The mind boggles. And when you're paying £500 a month on PCP, fixing it yourself grates a tad.

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    Geez! Sounds like you've done the right thing getting away from new cars. Welcome back to the fold

    I have a '67 plate Golf and that had to go back for a leaking door seal and malfunctioning radio within a few weaks. Currently I'm sure there's an issue with fueling as it seems really hesitant and runs rough on part throttle.
    The dealer had it for 2 days but no issue apparently. Thankfully it's not so bad that it needs to go back, maybe it's just me being overly sensitive.

    Look forward to seeing more images of the new steed.
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    I've had a 16 Plate fiesta for 2yrs now, not had a single problem with it in 40,000miles, only needed front brakes pads so far
    Just like a golf................But better!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bowen View Post
    I've had a 16 Plate fiesta for 2yrs now, not had a single problem with it in 40,000miles, only needed front brakes pads so far
    There's always one....

    Jim, If P3rks doesn't want that sports cat let me know as I could be very interested.
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    lol that’s more cars than I’ve owned in my life. 🤪


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    I know we’re all different but I’ve never seen the attraction of putting all my money in a brand new car(value drops like a stone straight away)it means I can run my Corrado, Audi 80 cabriolet and a touareg all together, while still having holidays abroad 3 times a year. Like I say we’re all different but it suits me. Those B5 Passats are cracking cars - they do all you want for reasonable money.

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    Wow, now thats a story...

    I have heard so many bad things about dealers especially bmw, but to acuse you of tampering is low.

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    Christ , you have some bad luck . Hope you have better luck with the corrado . Talking of BMW , my mrs got a brand new 118i on pcp , she was fed up with second hand cars , namely the Golf TSI , I will say no more . We picked it up , the rep was showing us the basics . He was demonstrating the trip computer and it failed !, brand new with no miles on it .



    92 VR6 . DBP. She will never be a show car ..... But will be up there with the best of em .

    The bmw seems invincible in isolation . But along side the corrado - a modern classic , we think- it has its work cut out . Autocar 1992.

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    Good luck with your new acquisition, always loved Blackberry and that one looks a stunner!
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    Getting good driver's seat foams is going to be tricky but if you can pick up a good passenger seat from a breaker, swapping the foams over to your existing seat is pretty straightforward.

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