1993 Volkswagen Fox from North America
The engine still sounds good, but things keep breaking, time to get rid of the fox!
The ignition system was replaced first.
New timing belt.
New front brakes; shoes, drums, pads.
Alternator belt replaced.
New rear brakes; shoes, drums, pads.
Driver side handle brakes (cheap parts), easily replaced from a junkyard model.
New Bosch starter.
New rear brakes again six months later... some parts salvageable, repair due to brake fluid leak from rear cylinders.
And most recently, the car won't start, a button was installed to start the car (to save money).
I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting some repairs, for about six months I had one major repair a month, but I got it for free so it wasn't so bad.
I give it credit for lasting over ten years, it had one owner before me, and he lived a good portion of the time in Minnesota, and then in Boston, so the rust is a factor.
Not very comfortable for a small person, the dashboard is hard to see over, and the seat is not very comfortable.
It does get good gas mileage.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st September, 2005