Today’s Autotrader Find is a rare, unique, and long-forgotten Volkswagen Fox. One of the lesser-known VW models, the Fox was sold in the United States from 1987-1993 as a low-cost competitor to the Hyundai Excel and, believe it or not, the Yugo. Over its seven model years, the Fox was offered as a two- and four-door sedan, and as a two-door wagon. All US-market Foxes were offered with an 81 horsepower 1.8 liter inline four-cylinder engine and either a four- or five-speed manual transmission – an automatic was never offered. While it wore a squared-off front end throughout its run, the vehicle received a facelift for 1991, giving it one of the less ‘Volkswagen-like’ noses to adorn a VW in recent memory, perhaps second to only the snub-nosed B3 Passat sold in the US from 1988-1993.
That VW of America was able to offer the Fox as a low-cost model can be attributed to the fact that it was designed primarily for the South American market, where it went on sale in 1980, and all US-market Foxes were produced at VW’s factory in Brazil. In its home markets in South America, the Fox was known as the Gol, a nameplate that is still used by VW today, while variants were sold as the Voyage, Gacel, Parati, Pointer, and Senda.
This particular Volkswagen Fox hails from the 1993 model year; the Fox’s last year of US sales. A four-door sedan, it comes with just 68,508 miles on the odometer. Under the hood is that 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission. It looks to be in great shape inside and out, though given that it’s for sale in the rust belt, we’d be sure to check the undercarriage for excessive corrosion. If you’re interested in a rare VW that’s seen relatively little use over the years, this 1993 Fox is offered by a dealer in Addison, IL with an asking price of $7,945. Find a Volkswagen Fox for sale