1991 Volkswagen Fox Reviews

1991 Volkswagen Fox 1.8 ltr from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 ltr Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Very reliable transportation

Faults:

At this point, all I have had to replace are light bulbs. I have not had anything go majorly wrong with the car, and I put virtually 500+ miles per week on it.

General Comments:

In the short time I have had this car, I have put almost 10,000 miles on it. At this point it has been a very reliable and economic vehicle. I was not looking for a sleek high performance car when I bought my fox. I was looking for reliable transportation for a long commute. I found it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2003

1991 Volkswagen Fox 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired77000 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles
Previous carBMW 2002

Summary:

Under-appreciated low-cost commuter

Faults:

Front wheel bearing failure.

Thermostat starting to die.

General Comments:

An aged design that nevertheless is a cheap entry into a german marque. Most used examples have been thrashed. Find a good one and the model can be quite reliable. Road noise and handling is bargain basement, although comfortable stock seats, slick gearchange, and excellent visibility out make for a pleasing low-impact driver. Poor quality strut bearings cause owners headaches, whereas switchgear is cheaply-made and subject to failure.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2002

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews