1987 Volkswagen Fox User Reviews

1987 Volkswagen Fox Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars 2.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"reliable car" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
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Nick writes:
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2

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fuel mileage, cargo room, handling.

Cons

engine reliability, 4 speed manual transmission, poor acceleration

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A Mediocre Vehicle.. You're Better Off With A Jetta — this was one of the most unappealing vehicles i've ever owned. although smaller and lighter than the jettas of the same year, the 4 speed manual transmission's ratios were horribly spaced and made the 1.8 liter 4 cylinder engine perform worse than the jetta. the fuel economy was also 2-3 mpg less. another issue i've had with the volkswagens is the 1.8 liter 8 valve 4 cylinder engines are prone to cracked pistons. all 3 VW's i owned died of this problem. the only real plus side of the fox I owned was that as a 2 door wagon, there was a surprising amount of cargo space.

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Matthew writes:
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durability, i once burned a quart of oil through it by accident. it never broke down or left me on the side of the road.

Cons

i sold it to move to hawaii or i'd still have it.

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Peppy 1.8 Litre Handled Nicely — i bought it for 900 bucks, drove it for 2 years and sold it for 300. that car didn't owe me a penny.

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Jon writes:
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Volkswagen reliability is untouchable, great on gas, fun to drive

Cons

Volkswagens basic transportation no options, rusted fenders looked bad

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My Vdub Beater — I had in Edmonton I paid $250 for this 87 fox with 220,000kms it was badly rusted on the sides but the floors had no rust. This was not one of Volkswagens nicer models but the four speed standard was fun to drive, I drove the supreme hell of this vdub for 4 months and it never once let me down. I drove it to the scrap yard the day I flew home to Cape Breton from Edmonton.

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Damian writes:
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Pros

gonna get another one asap

Cons

the name fox refers to it's quickness and agility, maybe the snout. this is by no means a "foxy car"

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The Peoples Car — this is the winter car of all time, it idled high so you could push it out of the snow by yourself, north/south mounted engine, front wheel drive, like an intrepid. torque monster 2.6? i think, i'll let ya know

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tmed writes:
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small yet roomy

Cons

slow acceleration.

Tmed
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Great Car For Anyone. — I own one. Got it from a college student, for $700, with less than 115k miles. Only problem was the starter went out in the middle of nowhere. Fastest I hd it was 78 going down hill with a tail wind. It is a fun car to drive, and gets aroun great in the winter. Gas mileage is great, only had to fill up twice a month.

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honda82 writes:
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super fast

Cons

only four speed

honda82
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It Is A Tuner Car — i think that they are a amazion car they are the bomb and they get great fuel milage i wish that they had a turbo in them this car is a super fun car to drive they are the best

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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