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    Fox 1.2 cheapo version

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  1. I would leave it alone! Nothing wrong with the standard wheels on the Fox. Then again, I only change bits on my cars when they need replacing due to wear and tear.
  2. Hello there, Foxy Roxy! Top of the range model, eh? Should be good.
  3. MPG is consistently about 44, but I don't do much motorway driving, and I would expect it to be better if I was. Yeah, the doors need a hefty push!
  4. My first car was an '85 Polo C with a 1043 cc engine, 40 bhp on tap, no servo. assistance on the brakes, manual choke, and just the four gears. It was considered to be a well equipped supermini back then! Yes, it had front seat head restraints! It was quite 'nippy', mind. Very light. Wouldn't mind a drive of it now, just for comparison, but it's probably long since gone. Ever seen the film 'Genevieve'? The bit where they get held up by the old gent who's first car was the same model as their Darracq? That'll be me in 40 years time, lol.
  5. I was looking places like that. You call them and they come along and repair it, right? A mobile version of the service Halfords offer? What about Halfords, then? Are they any good? Do they charge per chip, or will I get the lot done for the one fee?
  6. I don't really want to mess with it myself. The car is only four months old and I have no experience of this sort of thing. I was thinking of taking it back to the VW dealer I bought it from and asking for a quote. I know it'll be expensive, but I'd like it to be dealt with properly. Failing that, there's Halfords own service. My last car suffered from rusted stone chip damage, and I don't want it again!
  7. Four of them, almost grouped together. Fairly sizeable. Three of them are still showing red paint, one is down tot he undercoat. Best way to deal with them, please? Or should I just take the car to Halfords and let them deal with it, for a hefty price? I tried taking a picture of the damage to be posted here, but it doesn't show up at all well.
  8. Probably because the site is called what it's called! Also, I suspect that the majority of UK Fox drivers don't give two hoots about discussing the pros and cons of their vehicle, and just want a low profile, affordable, reliable runabout. I also suspect that quite a few Fox drivers are retired OAPs! Nothing flashy about these cars, and I can imagine the younger brigade (I'm 39, btw, sort of in the middle of all this) turning their noses up at the Fox and opting for something with more 'sporty', lol. What do you reckon? Am I wide of the mark with my assumptions?
  9. Aye, it's not exactly over populated on here, lol. You know they have a 1.6 petrol Fox in South America? And a turbo diesel? There's an ultra cheapo 1 litre model, too. The 1.4 has 74 bhp on tap, so it should be quite a bit quicker. Worse mpg, higher insurance group, and more emissions, though. As well as the price premium. I never considered buying any Fox but the base model, myself.
  10. Do you think VW will introduce more Fox models in the UK, possibly using different engines, or will they just replace it with a completely new model? I ask because I can easily imagine myself (unless something goes drastically wrong with htis one in the next four years!) buying another one, so long as the price doesn't increase much.
  11. Hello, PJ. A new post at last. I'd almost given up! Nobody has sat in the back in my Fox yet, lol. 2200 miles up now (four and a half months). No problems at all, touch wood. You think they're slow? I don't agree. Enough go for my needs (although, I don't often carry passengers, so I'm travelling light). The slick gearchange helps with quick getaways, too.
  12. 1700 miles up now. No problems. Got to the stage where I couldn't imagine driving anything else, lol. Bought a boxed town and trail bike the other week, fro Halfords. Managed to fit it in the Fox, just. Another couple of inches and I would have been stuck. Summary:- nothing to report.
  13. I don't know what it is, but I like it. This engine is also used the Polo, Seat Ibiza, and Skoda Fabia, IIRC. Wonder if they also get to hear this wonderful noise?
  14. Not just me, either. I was chatting with another Fox (1.2) owner and he has also noticed this. I listen out for it now, lol. Slightly disturbing, yet strangely comforting............ As if my Fox is falling asleep after a job well done.
  15. Redfox

    my fox

    It does look good. VW UK really should expand the range of Fox models available here. A (miildly!) souped-up Fox would go down a treat, imo, and boost the whole range's image. They have a 1.6 Fox in Brazil.............. http://www.vw.com.br/default.asp can't link to a specific model, just the whole catalogue. Note the CrossFox! And the estate version. Oh, and the five door Fox..............
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