Written on: 23/07/2003 by warren.
Good build, nice looks, lovely noise with s/s exhaust, performance, high speed ride
heavy handling, can be thirsty, insurance
Ive owned many golfs and corrados before this but this was my first VR6. The power made my old mk3 16V feel weak!! It humiliates most other standard hot hatches- especially when you get over 80- the large ammount of torque helps. The chip upgrade for this costs around £350 and takes power to 215bhp but ive heard nasty stories of MPG of around 10- 12 so im hanging fire for now!!! Insurance can be steep if your young- im paying 780 TPFT with HIC - VW specialists- 23 yr old, 2 yrs no claims 6 points. Handling is good and v. stable but all that weight up front means its no caterham!! Its nowhere near as chuckable as a mk2 or most other smaller engined hatchbacks.