I can't get over the ride height of them yet the handling was sweet, much like the height and great handling of the Ford Puma.
One thing I don't really understand is the fact that although people praise the Corrado for its handling abilities, why do so many slate the mk3 golf GTI? Weren't they built around the same period and did they not share similar bits? (I think the corrado was built earlier, but they overlapped at some point)
Corrado has mostly Mk 2 Golf GTI bits.
Mk3 Golf 2.0 8v GTI was a practical but poor performing hot hatch .
The Corrado was built on the Mk2 Golf floor pan but in 1992 with the introduction of the VR6 engine, the Corrado used what is referred to as the "Plus Axel" at the front, which was adopted from the Mk3 Golf. This had two advantages - it gave the car a wider track and more strength and room to accommodate the VR6 engine. If you look at cars produced after 1992 you will notice that the bonnet has a bulge in the centre whereas the earlier cars had a dip, this was to make room for the taller VR6. The VR6 rados also had 5x100 hubs.
I've had both a Mk3 Golf GTI and obviously the Corrado and in terms of handling there is no comparison. The rado is very chuckable even with the roller skate ride height. A lot of guys who lower them are never quite happy with the reduced quality of the ride, even on standard suspension they can hardly be considered comfortable. As for me, I'm getting too old and like a bit more comfort so mine will be staying stock.
Mattyb6, you are right about the sound of the VR6 12V they are awesome. Stick a BMC air filter on them and they sound like thunder
I had a total of 2 golf vr6s when I was 18
Absolutely loved driving them
I know it's old technology but 197bhp in a 20 year old car with that sound is awesome imo
I'd love another in either rado golf