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Volkswagen Fox 1.2 3dr

The Volkswagen Fox 1.2 3dr is surprising – surprisingly affordable.

By Stephen Turvil
Sep 15, 2011
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The Volkswagen Fox 1.2 3dr is surprising – surprisingly affordable. In fact, this pint-sized city car costs a rock-bottom £7,795. What a contrast to the VW Golf that starts at £15,850 - and the £53,255 Volkswagen Phaeton Saloon. Motorists can even pay £19,415 for a top-spec Polo. This manufacturer rarely makes low value cars. Some motorists, as such, fear that the Fox lacks traditional Volkswagen merits and is unworthy of its badge. No chance.

Volkswagen's main strength is to produce machines capable of outlasting time. And so they should for the often hefty prices. However, despite costing less than an oil change for the high-end Phaeton, the VW Fox 1.2 feels beautifully screwed together. Highly impressive reliability is almost guaranteed. The manufacturer tend to sell 'easy to live with' cars too, so the Fox is: nice to drive, has a sensible 260-litre boot, and its 60ps engine averages a pleasing 48.7mpg. It even has a hard wearing and reasonably spacious cabin. On the downside this robustly constructed car's specification is meaner than the school bully. The Fox 1.2 3dr has: power steering, twin air-bags, and a CD player. That is about it. Even split/fold rear seats cost £75, and specifying air-con relieves buyers of a further £1,060. Alloys cost £635, and motorists have to continuing foraging to pay for the electric front windows. Solid build, practicality, and minimal gadgets. The Fox is clearly a real VW.

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By Stephen Turvil
Sep 15, 2011