Volkswagen’s Type 1 Beetle was phased out of the US market after the 1979 model year where it was somewhat replaced by the Rabbit/Golf, but the subcompact economy segment was left unfilled for a few years. In 1987 Volkswagen started importing a dirt cheap Brazilian built Gol to compete in the econobox segment, but up here it was badged as the Fox. Find this 1988 Volkswagen Fox Wagon here on eBay bidding for $2,750 with $4,500 buy-it-now located in Kendall Park, NJ with a few hours to go. Tip from Rene.
Don’t confuse the Volkswagen Fox with the Audi Fox; although both were available as wagons with a similar rear hatch shape — and interestingly enough the Brazilian built BX platform was based on the B1/B2 Audi/VW platform, so the VW Fox probably shared a few dimensions with the Audi Fox.
The Gol was originally launched for the Brazilian market with a 1.3 liter aircooled flat-4 mounted up front (leftover Beetle parts?) but the US version was powered by a 1.8 liter inline-4 cylinder water cooled engine that produced 91 horsepower and 93 ft-lbs of torque when fed via Bosch CIS-E Jetronic fuel injection.
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