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1988 Volkswagen Fox GL Wagon Review
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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.

Pros: 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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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

Pros: great little car

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

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

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Economy

Cons: Dificult to find replacement parts.

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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

Pros: Economical, Dependable

Cons: Needs a 5-speed

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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.

Pros: Speedy and tight handling.  Looked great even sitting still.

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

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Meh — was ok good on gas and torquy

Pros: nothing special

Cons: ugly boring

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2007 Volkswagen Fox Reviews

If I Could ,i Would... By Aurius

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2006 Volkswagen Fox Reviews

A Great Car By Cornhelio

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1993 Volkswagen Fox Reviews

Awsome And Fun By Kevin

performance for an everyday driver good build quality has not had to be repaired appearance needs a new paint job cost of ownership couple hundred a year fun factor i enjoy driving my 5 speed fox woul... Read More

Vw Fox By Derek

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1991 Volkswagen Fox Reviews

My Soon To Be Turbo'd Fox By Jay

Excellent beginners car. Easy to work on. Lovely body styling. Escellent gas milage. easy to upholster seating. You can find these cheap less than $1500.00 . Blast to drive. Wouldnt trade it in for an... Read More

Smart As Fox By breshin

most stout and effecient car I have yet to see driving on the roads- could not be happier with low ratio trans and hardy 1.8L fuel injected engine. easy turning and terrific breaking system. very flex... Read More

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