When some people hear "Volkswagen Fox", they tend to get it confused with other models of Volkswagens or Audis. Also, when others, or even the same people actually see a Fox, they may confuse it with a different model. I've tried to clear up the confusion with this page; read on to find out more.
What is a Volkswagen Fox NOT?
Here are some cars that are often confused with the VW Fox, either because of looks or because of the name:
|Audi Fox||1974-1979||The Audi Fox (and the VW Dasher which shared the same platform - B1) are essentially precursors to our VW Fox. They are slightly larger than the VW Fox, but share the same engine orientation (longitudinal), and the transmission is the same as in the VW Fox. Furthermore, the exhaust manifold, engine mounts, brakes and other parts are useable on the VW Fox (Thanks to David for the info!). In Europe, the Audi Fox and VW Dasher were called Audi 80 and VW Passat. Aside from the name "Fox", the Audi is a different car.|
|A slightly dismantled Audi Fox wagon.|
|1978||This beautiful and modified Derby is owned by Arnaud Kornmann in The Netherlands.|
|Volkswagen Polo||1985||The Volkswagen Polo as pictured here, was sold in Europe throughout the 1980s. It is in no way related to our North American VW Fox. The Polo has a transverse engine and is based on a different platform.|
|Volkswagen Polo Fox||1985||Pictures
|I believe this is
an edition of the VW Polo wagon. Please e-mail me if you have info
and/or pictures of this car.
Please do not confuse this car with the 1993 VW Fox Polo that was sold in the USA.
|.||In South Africa a car called Volkswagen Fox was sold, but this was essentially the same car as our North American A1 VW Jetta (197?-1984). The main differences are the engine options and the headlights. The only relation to our Fox, is the name; it has nothing to do with the BX platform of our Fox.|
|Volkswagen Jetta||197?-1984||A few people have approached me and asked "why is the engine longitudinal in your Jetta" at 2 different Volkswagen shows (no joke!). The overall shape of the Fox is vaguely similar to the A1 Jetta, so some people confuse the two cars.|