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“BROUGHT MY BRIGHT YELLOW FORD KA - BRILLIANT”

Written on: 12/08/2014 by AnyaTors (1 review written)

I brought this car only a few weeks ago, everyone laughed at me when I told them it was bright yellow! However, when people saw it they thought it looked fantastic! A really trendy looking car with a pop of colour! Its a shame that it has grey bumpers, but easily solved. Handeling is fantastic in this car, really does pull round bends! It is also very quick off the mark for its engine size.(1.3) Before this I had a Ford Fiesta Flight 1.3 which was good but you could tell it was old. I'm not… Read Full Review

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“I am a new kid to any form of Ford motoring (Honestly,...”

Written on: 18/02/2011

I am a new kid to any form of Ford motoring (Honestly, never owned Ford before). Had 2004 model Ford KA since Nov 2010, and mixed feelings about it. Good points = fairly economic,35-40mpg,50 plus on a 60mph run. Car smooth comfy ride, smooth steering, fairly comfy to drive, fairly nippy performance, and engine/gearbox got good name in the motor trade. Paint shiny. Bad points = rust in usual places, paint too thin, certain bang over bumps, internal plastic and stereo not too good. mine done… Read Full Review

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“Had my 53 plate ford Ka 1.3 for 7.5 years and a great...”

Written on: 11/02/2011

Had my 53 plate ford Ka 1.3 for 7.5 years and a great little car. Cheap and chearful motoring with only 2 minor repairs in 7 years. SERVICING-I do all my own servicing which is very simple on the Ka, Changing brake pads is easy and a new set costs £19.50p also spark plugs cost £13 and is easy to do, hand brake can be adjusted simply by tightening bolt under handbrake cover. ROAD HOLDING-Ka is Front wheel drive and is brilliant in snow or Ice. ECONOMY- Ka does 42mpg round town and 50 to 61mpg on… Read Full Review

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“I have given the Ka 5 stars for practicality because...”

Written on: 19/08/2010 by raytrench (2 reviews written)

I have given the Ka 5 stars for practicality because it is absolutely practical for its size. It is lovely to drive; good ride, very good steering, not too noisy (try a Toyota Yaris if you want to see what REAL noise is!), relaxing to drive driving position is pretty good.

Reliability can be iffy - this has been a family car since new and it really does demand TLC and regular servicing. The car can easily be broken into. Due to the design of the doors the thief simply bent it from the top and… Read Full Review

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“Well,i may have on only had this car for a month,but...”

Written on: 20/04/2010

Well,i may have on only had this car for a month,but it has cost me a grand to get it normal! i bought it for £200 off a friend,knowing it needing some welding work. with less than fifty thousand on the clock i saw it as a bargain...little did i know how wrong i was.! not only did it need welding (£380)two weeks after i had it,the clutch AND gear box went,as we were driving along the moors!,also it had two bold tires on the front,after a thousand miles! hmm. So, after almost £500 for new gear… Read Full Review

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“I purchased this car for £1500,one owner,full main...”

Written on: 27/12/2009

I purchased this car for £1500,one owner,full main dealer service history,new exhaust,4xnew tyres and less than 40k on the clock.The rear view mirror fell off,a common fault, but i repaired it in minutes for £3.The car is a delight to drive but not good on fuel.Inside there is plenty of room for 4xadults but the boot struggles with more than a half trolley from the supermarket.The only real downside is replacing the headlight bulbs which is a mammoth task.Crazy design from Ford but for a… Read Full Review

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“Got my Ka Collection in August 2008 as a first car. At...”

Written on: 30/09/2009

Got my Ka Collection in August 2008 as a first car. At the age of 21 and a massively keen petrol head alot of friends thought I was joking at first, then begged me not to do it as it was too much 'of a girls car', a fact im still reminded off by friends or when telling people what I drive. Do not let this put you off though as its a suberb little car that will give the silence the doubters if you reach its limits ;)

What made me choose it:
2 friends from 6th form back in… Read Full Review

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“I obtained my used Ford Ka Sun Collection in August...”

Written on: 04/04/2009 by karasimms (1 review written)

I obtained my used Ford Ka Sun Collection in August 2008, it had 22000 odd miles on it, and at 6 years old- I cannot fault it!
It's a quirky little car, with the silver grill and black paint it stands out from the crowd and people always give a second glance when they spot the sunroof!… Read Full Review

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“I bought my 10 year old V reg KA from new, I love it,...”

Written on: 25/03/2009 by VelvetSky (1 review written)

I bought my 10 year old V reg KA from new, I love it, I don't need a big car as kids all grown up, which is just as well considering the boot size, but in fairness, with the back seats down, it has a surprisingly large space. I just needed something to get me to work & around town. This car has proved excellent for that. Very economic to run. On the downside, every year I have had problems with the suspension arms or steering rack, this years MOT failed on the Wishbone (both sides) OK, so it's… Read Full Review

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“As an add on, I must point out that my KA has Just...”

Written on: 31/12/2008 by Paybody (2 reviews written)

As an add on, I must point out that my KA has Just been colleted from Gells of Raunds after a nasty bout of miss-fireing. Charge, nomimal, service, top class, fixed in a day! As I said before, I recomend them to you… Read Full Review

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“Nice to drive, feels quicker than the bare stopwatch...”

Written on: 09/11/2008 by Paybody (2 reviews written)

Nice to drive, feels quicker than the bare stopwatch times, One last thing I must say, The Car (KA) dealer in Northants is 100% Solid/reliable/pleasant and affordable and you cannot say that about all Garages… Read Full Review

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“My sister has a bright blue Ford KA and when she's at...”

Written on: 25/08/2008 by kezzylet (8 reviews written)

My sister has a bright blue Ford KA and when she's at uni I drive it once a week to keep everything ticking over.
This car I think is a weird one to drive, the bumpyness of it can make you feel like your in a sports car, but slightly higher up, first gear you take off but 4th and 5th it slows down. The petrol goes suprisingly quickly in the 1.3 version as well, whilst my diesel Clio 1.5 DCI was out of action for a couple of weeks due to clutch problems, I had no choice but to drive the KA and… Read Full Review

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“I think overall that the ford ka is a must by and you...”

Written on: 12/04/2008

I think overall that the ford ka is a must by and you need to at least test drive one to understand! Very comfortable ride. Solid on the road and reacts nice and quickly to your actions… Read Full Review

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“Loved it since the day I got it.Great nippy car.”

Written on: 06/12/2007

Loved it since the day I got it.Great nippy car… Read Full Review

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“Following an RTA, I was loaned a Ka. It was a...”

Written on: 16/06/2006 by Ieuanfawr (68 reviews written)

Following an RTA, I was loaned a Ka. It was a dreadful experience and it looks awful. People laughed at me in it. The car was probably safe and there was no evidence of it being unreliable, but it was uncomfortable. Access to the two (no middle) rear seats was difficult, and my sister couldn't get her daughter's buggy into the tiny boot - we'd never known this happen before, so it had to be put on the back seat. Awful rear windscreen wiper. Didn't like the steering. Didn't like the… Read Full Review

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Jeremysindall's Response to Ieuanfawr's Review

Written on: 09/10/2007

I disagree as it seems to me too much was expected. I find the Ka fun to drive, nippy with very good roadholding/cornering, on a twisty back road I found I could out corner more powerful cars. You either like the shape/style or you hate it, admittedly it is a bit quirky but at least it is different(how many cars can you say that about now?) Yes it is small but I find it very roomy in the front seats, in a way it is really a 2+2 with limited space for adults in the back, but surely nobody expects it to be a family car do they? With the rear seats folded I was surprised how much I managed to get into it. My only criticism is the brakes, they work well enough when you hit them hard but there is too much travel in the pedal with little progressive feel. In short I think it is a very capable small car but it is only really for a single driver or a couple. Don't expect to take the family on holiday in it please!

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★★★★★

“I would recommend the Ford Ka as a reliable car - but...”

Written on: 12/06/2006 by CiaraDudz (1 review written)

I would recommend the Ford Ka as a reliable car - but not for families. Very nippy little compact car. I got it just after passing my driving test, and it was big enough for my husband and I. I really liked driving the car, and it was handy to get parked and to manoeuvre. It was a bit of a Tardis inside, didn't feel as cramped as I had expected. We bought it brand new, and it was 100% reliable, no problems at all, and it was efficient in the fuel department… Read Full Review

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“As a 20 year old I needed something from 18 to have...”

Written on: 30/04/2006 by mjlivesimmortal (1 review written)

As a 20 year old I needed something from 18 to have that was low on insurance. I know you can't expect miracles from a 1.3 engine but don't ever try to overtake unless you can't see a car in the distance. In 1st and 2nd gear the Ford Ka takes off pretty quickly but 3rd, 4th and 5th are just programmed as 'Oh I can't be bothered, I'll take my time going up the hill'.

Every service that it's had there's been something wrong. I'm not mechanically minded so it's just a rough idea: They had to do… Read Full Review

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“I like the Ford Ka I had the basic model for two years...”

Written on: 13/03/2006 by johndoe (1 review written)

I like the Ford Ka I had the basic model for two years from new just brought a another new one so I am quite happy with them… Read Full Review

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Ivan1890's Response to johndoe's Review

Written on: 21/03/2006

John, interesting that you had a good experience with this model whilst I did not. I guess that in the final analysis one needs to look at the overall statistics. In addition to the dreadful Ka I bought for my daughter I also bought my son a 'Ka' (I still do not know how to pronounce this - 'Car' K.A?) and after eighteen months or so he has not reported any problems. I cannot understand how sometimes one brand new model is dreadful, whilst another identical one is faultless? It reminds me of British Leyland in the late 1960's: Brilliant cars if you bought one that was built between Tuesday and Thursday but worse than useless if you bought one started on a Friday and completed on a Monday! It is refreshing to read so many differing opinions on this site - all valid and hopefully mostly honest. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

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“I purchased a new basic 'KA' in January 2005 for my...”

Written on: 10/01/2006 by ivan1890 (23 reviews written)

I purchased a new basic 'KA' in January 2005 for my daughter and drove it 1.50 miles home in my track suit. On arriving home I checked over the vehicle and found that several fluid levels were very low, threads in the driver's seat were badly pulled, and the petrol gauge did not work. Ford refused to repair or replace the seat, stating that I must have damaged it on the drive home. Eventually, I gave in and repaired the seat myself. I had to return the car five times - eventually 'dumping it'… Read Full Review

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“The Ford Ka dealers have been really good (Evans...”

Written on: 25/11/2005 by fasmithson (1 review written)

The Ford Ka dealers have been really good (Evans Halshaw). No problems with the KA found. The doors are wide, but there are restrictions in the rear for big people. Driving is fine and solid, it holds the roads very well, and has a very quiet engine (or sound proofing is brilliant). MPG is good at 40+, and group two insurance is excellent. Having had a Fiesta for two years, I would buy another KA instead… Read Full Review

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