2006 Volkswagen Fox Review

2006 Volkswagen Fox Comfortline 1.6L petrol from Mexico

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6L petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance8600 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Thirsty in the city, noisy in the highway

Faults:

It came with a misaligned headlamp.

It came with the brake proportioning valve incorrectly adjusted and the rear wheels locked very easily (no ABS).

The trunk light some times does not turn on when opening the rear hatch.

The transmission makes noises when shifting, it sounds like something is loose inside.

General Comments:

I think it is a good design since it uses the same platform than the VW Polo, Seat Ibiza, and Skoda Fabia, and the exterior design is similar to the current VW cars, but it seems to me that in order to make it a lower category than the Polo, VW made it noisy and with a suspension that feels like an old VW Beetle.

The 1.6L engine is willing, but it lacks enough power to work well at 2240m over sea level (Mexico City). Being an old design with only 8 valves and no VVT, the engine is very thirsty in the city, about 12L/100km.

The noise levels transmitted form the road are high, especially in the highway above 90km/h.

With a weight of 1060kg, I expected the suspension to be similar to my old 1994 Golf, but the calibration of the springs is too stiff and uncomfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th September, 2007

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review