1988 Volkswagen Fox 4 door 1.8L from North America
A cheap and fun car
Glove box door has been replaced three times. Every time, it was one of the latches.
Speedo cable and speedometer had to be replaced.
Door handles jam easily. Sometimes WD-40 does the trick. Other times, it has to be replaced.
Interior lights tend to burn out easily, which is a pain to fix.
The car has a substantial amount of torque-steer, which I still have not been able to fix.
Overall, the car is great for someone who is just looking for basic transportation. The car is simple, and repairs are generally easy to do yourself. Mechanically, the car has been very reliable and very strong, and I have never been left stranded anywhere. I imagine that this car will easily continue to run well into the 400,000km (250,000 mile) range.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st September, 2001