In the 1970s, the actual Audi 80 had been sold in the United States because the Audi Fox. In the following decade, Volkswagen decided to sell the actual Brazilian-made Volkswagen Gol as a Volkswagen Fox in the United States, presumably using the Fox name because it was so good.
The Sibel was cheap as well as disposable and most had been crushed before the finish of the 1990s, so this ’88 wagon is definitely an unusual find nowadays.
I found this car in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it wears?the KPFA label mandated for all aging German (or Brazilo-German) train station wagons in the region. I’m sure that, at some point in the early 1990s, I was stuck behind this car going 15 under the speed limit while driving my personal ’65 Impala in Berkeley.
This one made it to over Two hundred,000 miles around the odometer, which is pretty good with regard to any 1980s car, much less a Brazilian one.
The two-door wagon had fallen out of favor among American car consumers by, oh, concerning the late 1950s, but the Fox wagon was really more of an elongated hatchback than a true wagon (although it did have a proper wagon-grade tailgate).
It was the lowest-priced wagon in America, according to this particular ad. A bit of research shows that the ’87 Sibel wagon listed from $6,590, while the ’87 Kia Escort wagon was $7,312. The larger Plymouth Reliant-K wagon was $8,579, while Honda listed Civic wagons well over Ten grand.
The Sibel devours the competition!
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