This isn’t how we wanted the VW Fox story to end

David S.
By David S. Wallens
Aug 7, 2023 | Volkswagen, VW, Volkswagen Fox, FOX

Cars come, cars go, and when they leave the nest, we kinda keep tabs on them. We recently saw this video of our old VW Fox project, and we don’t know if we’ll hear much more about this one.


What’s the worst thing you have seen happen to one of your old cars? And, backing up, do you even care what happens to them once they have been rehomed? 

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/7/23 3:24 p.m.

Knowing the amount of time we sunk into the Fox, this video clip hurt to watch.

I mean, of course I still watched it more than once. 

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/7/23 3:27 p.m.

The video is missing. 

 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/7/23 3:35 p.m.

In reply to Toyman! :

The blurry red car in the picture is going fast, then finds itself with a Fox parked in its way, nowhere to go and not enough time to do anything about it sad

maschinenbau
maschinenbau GRM+ Memberand UberDork
8/7/23 3:36 p.m.

I just recently experienced this. Three years after selling Datsaniti, the Datsun 210 wagon that I spent thousands of hours on to win the $2000 Challenge in 2019, it finally resurfaced on the internet. But it had been crashed.

And honestly, I felt nothing. That car was more about the experience of building and racing. I got everything out of it that I wanted. If it had significant emotional importance to me, I wouldn't have sold it. I'm sure the Fox is a similar situation for you. I still have my stories, which can't be crumpled up and dumped next to a telephone car. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/7/23 3:46 p.m.

In reply to Toyman! :

Not sure why it isn't showing up on your end, but here's a direct link that should let you watch it:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=801644844998240

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/7/23 4:00 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

Looks like it's a FB video. That may be why. All I see is a big white blank spot. 

 

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/7/23 4:04 p.m.

Ooof. Are there people standing by it? Why was the corner not flagged?

codrus (Forum Supporter)
codrus (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
8/7/23 4:11 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

What’s the worst thing you have seen happen to one of your old cars?

A couple years after trading one of my cars, I got a letter from the US government, telling me that it had been seized at the border for violation of USC such-and-such (IIRC it was drug smuggling).  Since I was the last registered owner in the database they were letting me know that it was due to be auctioned at some date.

At the time I lived in San Diego, where high milage trade-ins often get sold across the border in Mexico, which is presumably why they didn't know who it belonged to.  I did not hesitate to send them a copy of the release of liability form that I got when I sold it.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/7/23 4:25 p.m.
maschinenbau said:

I just recently experienced this. Three years after selling Datsaniti, the Datsun 210 wagon that I spent thousands of hours on to win the $2000 Challenge in 2019, it finally resurfaced on the internet. But it had been crashed.

And honestly, I felt nothing. That car was more about the experience of building and racing. I got everything out of it that I wanted. If it had significant emotional importance to me, I wouldn't have sold it. I'm sure the Fox is a similar situation for you. I still have my stories, which can't be crumpled up and dumped next to a telephone car. 

Sucks to see that car crushed, but is that a giant telephone car beside it? 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/7/23 4:31 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Sucks to see that car crushed, but is that a giant telephone car beside it? 

I'm sorry for your loss, how much are the wheels?

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