Weekend pleasure car to complement your AMG?

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That’s a lovely car and a beautiful example 👌🏻

I’ve always had a soft spot for the Corrado, but never had the opportunity to drive one. I’ve often wondered whether you can feel the difference in weight over the nose between the regular model and the VR6?
Thanks. This is number 8 of only 250 ever made (Mystic Blue Storm Edition) and it is in great condition - the 2.9 VR6 is super-tight and the gear shift is smoother than butter.
I’ve never driven any other version so can’t say - but the nose heavy feel can lead to some lairy swings …. would love to try a G60.
 
^^ that answers @bobby Dazzler’s question then. The 1.8/2.0 isn’t at all nose heavy. No idea on the G60 but weren’t they all LHD?
 
^^ that answers @bobby Dazzler’s question then. The 1.8/2.0 isn’t at all nose heavy. No idea on the G60 but weren’t they all LHD?
If i remember right, the G60 was LHD but officially available through main dealers in the UK. I wonder whether that changed during production lifecycle.
 
Sitting in the middle lane is a more heinous offence.......:mad: :wallbash:

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Haha yeah - a pet hate of mine too. Think this was on the M6 Toll at dawn so ….. normal rules were out of the window!
 
I loved these! That looks amazing in white. 20v right?
This is a great thread you’ve started.

Yes it’s a 20VT, one of the last registered in 2001 and in Pearl white. I imported it from Japan 3 years and have bought it up to a high standard.

Love the Corrado and can remember going out in them on many occasions. Back then it was like being a go kart and handled so well. Loved the different engine types and there really wasn’t a bad one to pick.
 
@Bobby Dazzler those are all fair points and I'd agree on the whole. I have been to places where you can't fill up with super within the range of the last fill up and whilst it'll run on 95 it's not ideal. Also, it was less about the ultimate range per tank on a long run, more about how few miles you can do if you aren't starting from full.

It's not a deal breaker and I ran the C63 for five years and 40k miles but it's a welcome relief to get an extra 200 miles for the same amount of fuel yet still be in a powerful petrol car that isn't that much slower most of the time. With close to 400hp and 450lb/ft I'd have to be revving the C63 out to go faster.
 
@Bobby Dazzler those are all fair points and I'd agree on the whole. I have been to places where you can't fill up with super within the range of the last fill up and whilst it'll run on 95 it's not ideal. Also, it was less about the ultimate range per tank on a long run, more about how few miles you can do if you aren't starting from full.

It's not a deal breaker and I ran the C63 for five years and 40k miles but it's a welcome relief to get an extra 200 miles for the same amount of fuel yet still be in a powerful petrol car that isn't that much slower most of the time. With close to 400hp and 450lb/ft I'd have to be revving the C63 out to go faster.
When travelling in the continent, I fill up every time I stop for that reason, to mitigate the risk of not finding super unleaded, or the petrol station I’m aiming for being closed with out an automated option.

The 535i is indeed a cracking car. Does the 200 miles extra range come from better fuel economy or simply being a bigger tank, or a mix of the two. I bet you can a shed load in the boot for a holiday trip too.
 
@Bobby Dazzler better economy, I get low thirties instead of low twenties. I should have been more trained to fill up mid tank like you do. In theory I have a 70 litre tank instead of the 66l one in the C63. I regularly got close to 66l in the C63 but I've never got more than 65l in the BMW so it could be that the zero mile range is more conservative.

There is a lot of space, the boot is as wide as the C63 but without the arch intrusions as it runs on air suspension at the back. It's also deeper.

What I have discovered driving various cars across brands is I really like double wishbone front suspension and generally dislike Macpherson. The BMW 5 Series is the former and the 204 C63 the latter. The 205 C63 is also double wishbone and it handles and feels so much better than the 204. In the past I've had an MX5 and DC2 Integra, also with DW suspension.
 
Corrado VR6 was one of the most-have cars of the early 90s. I have still yet to drive one but good to know they still are so involving and quick. Next gen thinks they are super cool classics also. I must get in one..
 
Love a Corrado...had three or four as demos when I sold VW for a crust...and owned a high miles VR6. Even the lowly 2.0 was pleasant enough.
Autocar once proclaimed it as the world's best handing front wheel drive car. I have no argument with that.
My mate had a VR6 and a 2.0. Much preferred the handling of the 2.0

I much preferred the noise the VR6 made.
 
Corrado VR6 was one of the most-have cars of the early 90s. I have still yet to drive one but good to know they still are so involving and quick. Next gen thinks they are super cool classics also. I must get in one..
Funny you should mention next gen. There is a new Gran Turismo film coming out soon and the car in the commercial is a Corrado. Strange choice given they were discontinued nearly 30 years ago but I think they have somehow found their way to be cool to next genners.

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I have a Caterham Seven reserved for sunny days, by virtue of no windscreen :)
No driver assistance at all, not even a brake servo. A completely analogue driving experience!
Superb machine (and photo).
 
Although I don’t have an AMG I do have a weekend car. Unfortunately for our daughter it’s her Mini. Fortunately for me she works Saturday & Sunday and walks to work.

In my defence I always clean it and top up with petrol. Win-win for both parties.

I honestly love driving it. Not fast, not fancy, just fun. 🥳

If we ever could stretch to a weekend car I’ve love a Mini JCW of some kind. @davymead ’s is stunning. 👌
 
I've shown this before, but this was my plaything before I went Mercedes....

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