1993 Volkswagen Fox GL Wolfsburg 1.8 gas from North America
The greatest econobox ever made!!!!!
Little things usually - nothing requiring lots of money or major service. I bought mine from a dealer with a 1 year warranty, so most things got fixed with that. Beware some VW dealers though, one I went to several times doesn't know how to work on a Fox (no, really). I had a clutch cable replaced (didn't need it, but they paid for it) and they put it in wrong, and refused to fix it. I had to go back and fix it myself. Speaking of which, it's not that the car is incredibly hard to work on, they just didn't give you any room to do anything. It's a VERY compact sedan.
I LOVE the Fox, and so do most people who have owned one. It's truly got a personality, and the driving experience is wonderful. The clutch and the shifter all feel just right. It definitely won't beat that 'Vette off the line, but it does feel peppy sometimes (in an 80 HP way). Yes the car is a bit underpowered, but so are a lot of cars. You quickly adjust to that, along with the lack of power steering, or power anything for that matter. It's a total economy car, which is why I love it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th September, 2000
16th Jul 2001, 00:36
I have a 1990 with 193,000 miles! when I got the car it had about 119,000 on it. I replaced both front wheel bearings and brake pads. That was about 2 years ago. The car is very reliable, and I average around 34 m.p.g. just wish it had a diesel in it, because I had a 1981 Jetta and got over 56m.p.g. with that one. Would I buy another Fox? Yes I would.