The 1st generation of the Fox has a cumulative PainRank™ of 0.12. That can be compared against other Volkswagen generations. Shopping for a Volkswagen? This generation is generally a good bet.
Owners of the 1989–1993 Fox model years have sent in 3 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the electrical (33%) followed by the fuel system (33%) and the transmission (33%).