Review: Volkswagen Fox (2006 – 2012)


More substantial than a Lupo. High seats. Roomy cabin seats four comfortably. Cheap.

Front screen pillars cause a large blindspot. Nonentity of a car.

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1 September 2015

Erratic running of 2006 VW Fox 3-cylinder 1.2 reported. Intermittently loses power. Local garage checked it with diagnostics and found no faults. No warning lights had been displayed. In checking the... Read more

26 April 2015

Electric window cables prone to snapping after 5-6 years. Read more

23 June 2012

Manual gearbox failures quite common at around 6 years old. Read more

Volkswagen Fox (2006 – 2012): At A Glance

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33–52 mpg

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Bought privately, but car has £2000 fault - where do I stand?

I bought a 2010 Volkswagen Fox last week, privately. I have since had a diagnostic test done by Volkswagen and the results show that cylinder three has excessive low compression resulting in £2000+ of work needed on the car. Where do I stand in regards to contacting the person I bought the car from? Can I ask for any recompense?
You can attempt to use the small claims track of the county court to sue the vendor for breach of contract. Law here:
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