My first car was a 1989 VW Fox and I couldn't have been happier with it. I bought the 1993 model that I have now because I absoutely loved the Fox. It is one of the best used cars that money can buy. It gets awesome gas milage and can't be beat for reliability. It isn't a "plush" car by any means but, if you are looking for reliable transportation, this is where it's at.
Reliable powertrain, gas milage, low cost of ownership (only "major thing that I had to do was replace gas tank)
Make this car again! I'd be the first one in line if they did.