1988 Volkswagen Fox GLS 1.8 Litre 5-speed from North America
Fun, and economical
I have only had the car a month, and so far nothing has gone wrong with it.
It does need new rear shocks, and a new valve cover.
I'm also told that something in the drive shaft is leaking.
The driver's side door lock has stopped working, and needs to be replaced, as well as the window does not like being rolled up.
I think the speedometer might say I'm going faster than I really am, too, but the car might just feel slow.
Excellent little car.
It goes about 550 kilometres on a tank of gas, and it only costs about $30-35 (Canadian) to fill.
Nothing is seriously wrong with it, except for silly things like the lock, and window that have become annoying.
It still has gone over 200,000 kilometres with almost no major repairs.
The Fox is slow. The sport edition has a five-speed transmission, and can hold its own on the highway, but everything starts to shake at about 140km/h.
The stereo and speakers are stock, but fill out the car. I am planning to replace these.
My biggest complaint is still the rack and pinion steering, which is a pain, especially at parking speeds. I expect it will handle better after I've replaced the shocks.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th May, 2003