1993 Volkswagen Fox Great Work Car
By Mike Pavelchik on
1993 Volkswagen Fox GL Wolfsburg 4dr Sedan
The car was visually rough and had some been maintained poorly. The car is fun to drive and built well. It has a zippy little engine that gets great gas mileage on the highway. The EPA rates it at 32 MPG highway, but, I am honestly getting closer to 36 MPG. It handles great on the offramps and has good acceleration at rolling speeds. Not a race car from a stop, but the 5 spd is great on the 30 mile commute.
The 5 spd gearing is wonderful for the highway. You don't even get to 5th gear until around 60 mph. I don't want to post incrimination evidence. So, I will say it will maintain high interstate speeds with ease.
1st and 2nd gears are tough to drive in stop-and-go traffic, but I guess gas mileage would suffer if geared lower.