1988 Volkswagen Fox User Reviews

1988 Volkswagen Fox Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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"efficient car" 2 reviews
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"brakes" 2 reviews
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Arlo writes:
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5

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Cheap, efficient, reliable car. And it gets noticed, ALL the time. Can haul a roomful of furniture and not be bogged down. Very easy to maintain.

Cons

Hard to find body parts if tail lights get smashed, also hard to find wagon side windows. If you have damage to those windows and don't know a good place to get custom glass, you might as well get rid of the car. No power steering, brakes, windows, anything. Wheel bearings go out rather quick, but they're cheap and fairly easy to replace (understand this is a typical 70's-90's VW problem)

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One Foxy Ride — The worst part about this car is that it is so rare, the best thing about it is as well. It gets noticed all the time and I see people checking it out all the time. I was even pulled over once, for the officer to talk about it. Light and fuel efficient. If kept in good condition, this is a rare jewel of a car.

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Terry writes:
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nothing special

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ugly boring

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Meh — was ok good on gas and torquy

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Al_Packer_1 writes:
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Economical, Dependable

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Needs a 5-speed

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Good, Solid Little Car; Wish I Could Buy Something Like It New Todfay. — Had our 2-door wagon since new ($9,000 out the door). Still runs just fine, front seat back latch mechanism on driver's side died, upholstery panel on inside of rear hatch doesn't stay on well, and gas springs on hatch are marginal after 22 years. Other than that, it's been a great little car and I expect to get a lot more use out of it. Handles like a go kart. Plenty of space in back for our greyhound dog.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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blkrain writes:
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Economy

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Dificult to find replacement parts.

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I'd Buy Another If I Could Find One! —

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1988fox writes:
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great little car

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Can't seem to get it to go into reverse 4 speed manual

1988fox
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Great Car That Lasted 23 + Years It's Still Solid As A Rock — so far I think it's a great car but Can't seem to get it to go into reverse 4 speed manual does any one have a suggestion?? great leg room in back, great visability. moter will last forever. only thing is oil filter in a bad place.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Eric writes:
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Speedy and tight handling.  Looked great even sitting still.

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Long braking distance; costly repairs ($57 for the plastic hubcaps); everything black on the car tended to fade quickly.

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Runs Fast; Stopping? Eh, Not So Much. — This car was fantastic when I first purchased it (new in 1988). I paid over $13,000 at the time which was bad enough, but the next year VW decided to drop the selling prices of the new models to $8,500. Overall the car was a champ, but I abused the heck out of it. It could easily attain the top speed on the odometer (120 mph) and did so once that I know of. The main drawback was that the tires were narrow and the car was very light, thus in the rain at speed the vehicle tended to brake long. It was wrecked once and suffered many ailments thereafter including a persistent incurable window leak.

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