Well, it’s that special time of year again: Motorweek has released a new retro review. This week, it’s the ’88 Volkswagen Fox GL Wagon.

A sharp-looking two-door wagon for the masses, the Fox was an econobox designed for fun. With a “crisp” 0-60 time of a little over 10 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 18.2 seconds at 75 mph, the Fox was surprisingly fun for the time.

And although it leans about as much as a skier through the slalom, Motorweek reports that feels okay, albeit by 1988 standards.