what should I look for when purchasing this car? It has 150xxx miles and runs

10

Asked by Apr 30, 2013 at 03:07 AM about the Volkswagen Fox

Question type: Shopping & pricing

Asking price 700. Is that fair?

6 Answers

840

If it runs and is inspected, $700 sounds fair to me, what is the condition like?

40

The first thing I do when looking for a pre owned vehicle, whether its from a dealer or private party, is checking the oil dipstick. Looking for signs of water condensation, chocolate milk appearance which would indicate a blown intake manifold gasket or head gasket (depending on the engine type), metal shavings in the oil is always a bad sign, and see all other fluids to get an idea of how well the vehicle was maintained by the prior owners. Gunky buildup in the coolant reservoir, damaged radiators and cracked hoses will tell you that you will need to spend a lot more money on it after you buy it, tag it, get it insured, get it through the state inspections (where necessary) and a full tank of 93 octane gas. Think of buying a brand new car from the dealer and how you would have your car look after 10 years of using it.... That's the car you really want.

3 people found this helpful.
570

It doesn't sound bad for $700. Check all the major components. Ask the seller for the history and any maintenance records and receipts.

2 people found this helpful.
10

Thank you everyone! IM going to take a look at it later this week. I talked to the owner and Seems to me like he took care of the car. He said the internal fuel pump does weird stuff when you get to half a tank. And front brakes might have to be to change the near future but other the car runs great for it's age. If I end up liking the car which I kinda do where could I purchase great parts for it?

2 people found this helpful.
40

I may sound biased, but I personally deal with Advance Auto Parts..... Because I have worked there for quite a few years. Make sure you find a good parts guy at whatever Part Mart you choose, and make sure he knows what is what in the automotive world. We don't just build engines... We build relationships. Mike,

2 people found this helpful.
20

I had one of this car, the rear gear box is very fragile, and it's hard to shift.

1 people found this helpful.

Your answer:

Looking for a Used Fox in your area?

CarGurus has 122 nationwide Fox listings starting at £1,100.

Postcode:

Volkswagen Fox experts

  • #1
    Panamera_372
    Reputation
    60
  • #1
    Ramman05
    Reputation
    60
  • #3
    DavidH25
    Reputation
    40
View all

Related Models For Sale

Volkswagen Polo for sale
281 Great deals out of 4,656 listings starting at £375
Volkswagen Golf for sale
496 Great deals out of 7,797 listings starting at £495
Volkswagen up! for sale
53 Great deals out of 1,284 listings starting at £3,485
Ford Fiesta for sale
847 Great deals out of 13,459 listings starting at £495
Vauxhall Corsa for sale
585 Great deals out of 9,626 listings starting at £595
Ford Ka for sale
95 Great deals out of 1,479 listings starting at £295
Peugeot 107 for sale
56 Great deals out of 632 listings starting at £1,295
Citroen C1 for sale
99 Great deals out of 2,406 listings starting at £795
Toyota Yaris for sale
224 Great deals out of 3,171 listings starting at £495
Vauxhall Zafira for sale
50 Great deals out of 933 listings starting at £690
Toyota AYGO for sale
143 Great deals out of 2,088 listings starting at £850
Renault Clio for sale
258 Great deals out of 3,082 listings starting at £750
Peugeot 207 for sale
68 Great deals out of 792 listings starting at £690
Ford Focus for sale
798 Great deals out of 10,937 listings starting at £299
Volkswagen Beetle for sale
30 Great deals out of 530 listings starting at £790

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.