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    Default Fox owners, check in

    How have your foxes been? Reliable? Trouble free?

    I've seen a few for sale in the UK for relatively cheap. Are they worth it?

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    I hope you're not referring to the M93 Fox. You'll be waiting a LONG time for an answer, I don't think they are legal to own, or none have ever been released. Kinda like asking if anyone owns a M109 Paladin - perhaps 1 person does, but does he/she log in here?
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    the fox is a good vehicle, make sure you start with a sound vehicle first. I have worked on them and they are not difficult to maintain.

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    I helped Bow-Man pick up his Fox last year. It is sweet.
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    Mine has been great so far, though I must admit that I haven't driven it as much as I'd like. A friend of mine's son sat in it for over two hours, flipping switches and such. He ended up turning on the power and forgot to turn it off, so the batteries died. I need to replace them asap and get the beast up and running again. I'm almost embarrassed to mention this but $%^& happens, you know.
    It is definitely British. It is small, too. If you are over 5'11'' you'll have difficulty getting into the thing to be sure. being a Hobbit myself it's not too bad.
    It also depends on what you consider "cheap". I think, by and large, the best thing about it is the "cool" factor. Armor is just hard to beat, imo!

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    I've had my Fox about 10 years now and to a certain extent there is a learning curve involved with driving and maintaining one. When I first got the vehicle out of the container it was low on brake fluid so I filled the reservoir with Dot-3. BIG MISTAKE, it took alot of flushing to salvage the system (Foxes use mineral oil for brake fluid). They're fast and top heavy so they can be dangerous around corners. With all that said it has been the most fun out of any other vehicle I've owned. If you want to learn more go to Alvis Fighting Vehicle Society forums and you will get a better picture of what it takes to own one.
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    Bought mine in March. It had been sitting inside for a couple of years so for the last few months we've been going over everything: bleeding brakes, changing fluids, etc. Finally brought her home last weekend. Everything works except the alternator won't charge. I also have a Mk2/3 Ferret. Although they share a similar hull profile they're very different. The Fox has much more pep, a more complicated electrical system, and is a bit more cramped inside. The 30mm Rarden barrel on the turret adds an impressive "cool factor". I've been toying with the idea of adding concealed speakers and canon and machinegun sound effects.
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    Any of you guys familiar with the alternator and charging system on the Fox? Any tips, diagrams, websites?
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    Well, old age has caught up with me. I just ache too much for too long after driving the Fox in parades and at events so Im going to reluctantly put her up for sale. Will post an ad in the classifieds in a minute.
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    Well, old age has caught up with me. I just ache too much for too long after driving the Fox in parades and at events so Im going to reluctantly put her up for sale. Will post an ad in the classifieds in a minute.
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