I have the 88' FOX GL. I've had it for about a year and have only replaced the brakes and water pump. I got the car with 139,000 miles and I've brought it up to 187,000 and the car still runs great.
I just got a 1987 Fox GL last week. it has over 280,000k on it, but it runs great. the engine is just like new. My mom had a 1986 fox that she bought in 87 and she drove it for 12 years without a problem. I'm sure I'm going to enjoy mine.
I have a 1993 VW fox with <100K on it. I paid $850 and it was the best $850 I ever spent on a car. I wore out the horn after the Red Sox lost to the Yankees, but other than that no problems at all.
I have an '88 fox that's just about to push 450,000 km. Just bought it off of my uncle, and I'm sure it will run for at least another 450. Wish me luck!
Alright, so it's ugly; So far though, in the two years that I've owned my 1993 Fox that's been the only major problem. How many other eleven year-old cars can people say that about!
I bought a 1993 Volkswagon fox wolfsburg about a year ago. It runs great and even with 156,000 miles, very economical on gas, repairs are reasonable. I highly recommend this vehicle.
I own a 93 fox. Bought it a year ago and it had 93,000 miles, had a small electrical problem and the mechanic said it was the computer, $30 and repaired it myself, speedometer stopped working at 100,000 miles and the blinkers don't work, but the car runs great. I averaged about 30 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. I also own a 93 Mazda 929 and that carlooks nice, but other than that it sucks. Transmission repaired twice and still doesn't run good. I think I'll stick with the FOX.
I myself have a 1993 Volkswagen with 180k miles on it. It is a beat up little car, and had been in two side impact crashes before I bought it. Aside from all the dents and the other little things that don't work, I love this car. My speedometer stopped working as well, and I haven't gotten it fixed yet, but I will. I paid $200 for it two years ago and it has been running ever since. I replaced the radiator and both the CV axles, but it has otherwise been a very good car. It is a great car and if you can find one in decent condition I highly recommend it.
I had a 92 Fox that I bought for 1400 dollars with 70k miles on it. I drove it for 2 years very hard, put about 28k miles on it, and was involved in 2 somewhat serious accidents. The thing would just not die. My friends and I would jokingly refer to it as Rasputin. For over a year I just drove it with the damage. In the two years I owned it, I only changed the oil and nothing else. Eventually, the front axles were about to go, so I sold it cheap to my friend's Dad who loves it. He's fixing all of the damage from the accidents, and I'm sure it will give him another 100k+ at least.
Holy crap, I had a 1993 Fox Wolfsburg (white 4-door) and I mistakenly thought I had written this review 5 years ago. I bought it from a dealer with a 1-year warranty, and I had to have the clutch cable replaced (although I think that was after the warranty was up). But they did it wrong and refused to fix it, and I had to go back and fix it myself (even though I didn't have the right tools somehow I adjusted it to where it was supposed to be. It was an awesome car whenever I didn't take it to the dealer (I won't ever go back there). Maybe I did write this review and forgot... anyway I miss the thing and want to buy another one!
I visited this site because I am missing my Fox. I drove it for 10 years. It as my friend. On Good Friday of this year, my clutch went out and I didn't have enough money to repair it, so I GAVE it to my mechanic (he races Volkswagens.. but not Foxes) After reading these comments, I'm seriously considering buying my friend back... somehow. It seems like it has so many more years in it. I want to cry. I feel like it's the only kind of car I ever want.
I have a 1988 Volkswagen Fox that I purchased from a neighbor a year ago for $500.00. According to the odometer it shows 87,000 miles. Anyway, the previous owner told me the only problem he had with the car was that he had to replace the clutch cable three times. I've owned the car a yr now, and have since replaced the battery. Today I am having my mechanic to look at my clutch, etc., there is something going on with it. I have no other complaints with this car, the air works fine, the heat works excellent, great running car!!!
I am considering buying a Volkswagen Fox. It is a 1993 with 96k. It is a mechanic friend of mine selling it. I have not seen it yet. According to him though it is in really good shape. He is asking $1,800 for it. Does that sound like a good deal? Also, how many miles per gallon does it get? Thanks for any comments that may be left.
I have a 1993 VW Fox GL Wolfsburg Edition. It runs great!
The only thing that is wrong with it is the lights that light up the clock and speedometer stopped working! I can't see it when I drive at night! Can someone help me?
Just a thought: maybe try removing the instrument panel and replacing the bulbs?
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