For $500 bucks it is the value of the year
Axle boots replaced (for $65.00 each I replaced the axles and they came with new CV joints guaranteed for life).
Water pump (for $18.00).
Rear brakes (for $20.00).
Rear tires (for $35.00 each).
Starter motor (for $90.00).
I bought this car from the original owner for $500 bucks. I intended to use it as a tow vehicle behind my motor-home, but the thing is so much fun to drive, and cheap to run (32MPG) I use it almost every day.
It will go just about anywhere. Once a month my son and I take it off-road and attempt rugged Jeep trails. I have come close to high-centering the car, but so far it has brought us home every time. It's traveled over 200 miles off road since I've owned it.
Foxes have two problems: Mild power, and weak brakes. The poor acceleration is not that bothersome, but beware that the brakes are NOT that powerful (even when brand new) and I do not recommend ever overloading OR modifying the car to tow a trailer.
Surprisingly, the chassis is well sprung and well balanced. Running Cheap-O $35.00 tires the car flat honks around turns, and that is probably the #1 appeal of the car (for me).
Cheap to buy, cheap to own, reliable, and fun to drive pretty much sums up my Fox experience.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st December, 2001