1988 Volkswagen Fox GL Wagon

One of my favorite Volkswagens from the 1980s is one that you rarely see on the roads anymore. The Fox Wagon. This was an oddity in the US lineup for only a couple of years, a compact, two-door shooting brake of an estate car that was courtesy of Volkswagen of Brazil, where it was sold as the Gol. These were a bit of a reprisal of the idea of the “people’s car” for VW, a basic, no frills model offering German engineering at a discount. While the wagon was discontinued after the 1990 model year, the model range would get a refresh, carrying on with the two and four door sedan models through 1993. This 1988 Wagon for sale in Florida is a chance to sample an almost forgotten model in recent Volkswagen memory.

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Year: 1988
Model: Fox GL Wagon
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A
Price: $7,900 Buy It Now

Hard to find 1988 Fox wagon in great condition. The paint is original, showing some fading but I thought it would be interesting to keep the original paint. About 500 miles ago I sent it to a VW shop for a full service, they went trough the whole car to make it perfect. It cost me around two thousand, so the car is sound! Two sets of wheels included. Please call me at 954 6584545 Rod, with questions.

As nice as this car is, I tend to doubt the seller is going to see a return of close to $8,000 on this car. There are just too many other faster, more upscale and collectible Volkswagens one can procure at that price range. The wheels may be a bit too aggressive for some and it would have been nice if the seller disclosed the mileage. Regardless, there are few of these utilitarian VWs left, so finding a good one such as this is a challenge.

-Paul

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2 Comments

  1. Really? I bought one new back in the day. Amazingly poor build quality. The only new car I have ever owned that came from the factory with a large paint run down the side. It had to go to the dealer for the first oil change because no tool in my arsenal could remove the screw on oil filter. Traded it in and never looked back.

  2. Though these cars were not the best quality – they came at a time when there were alot of poor quality entry level cars. These are neat, and one can do most work on it themselves. Lots of interchangeable parts to other models – with a little bit of ingenuity, you can make these very reliable and still cheap.

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