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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 06/12/2007
Loved it since the day I got it.Great nippy car. (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2006 by Ieuanfawr (67 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 more)
Written on: 12/06/2006 by CiaraDudz
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 12/07/2005 by SimonPSmith2137 (1 review written)
At the age of 18, after having put a saxo VTR through a hedge, the bank manager decided it was time for something very cheap on insurance. Along comes my first..... and last Ford. First impressions of the Ford Ka Collection City Car weren't too bad. It seemed to run ok, wasn't costing me much money and girls would call it cute. But after the new car novelty wore off, the sheer lack of power would drive you mad. It had similar acceleration to a mobility cart, and would throw in the towel once... (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2005 by Beckleigh12 (1 review written)
Ford Ka Collection 1.3 City Car on a 2001 'Y' plate.
This has got to be the worst car I have ever owned. Granted it does handle well but the problems I have had with it seem never ending. The sills rusted out under the ka collection plates. I took it back to Ford as they have the 6 year anti-corrosion warranty. Waste of time! They would not honour this, stating that it was neglect on my part, I had only owned the car for 8 months at this point. So after losing the battle, I paid out £600 to... (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2005 by kenwood33 (13 reviews written)
My Ford KA City Car was a 1997 P Reg and although the body was excellent with no rust that was visible, the bumpers left a lot to be desired and faded terribly. It took a long time to heat up in the morning so it was better to leave it running before you got into the car (not a good idea though). I had no leaks in the car and although I added Alloy Wheels to it to make it look sportier I still loved the KA until recently when I changed it for something a little bit better like a Vauxhall... (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2004 by roryphare (4 reviews written)
We purchased a new Ford Ka in January 2001. The car rear screen leaked from day one and still leaks. Occasionally we get 2 cm of water in the passenger footwell. The ka failed its 1st mot last year and needed £600 of work to pass. The steering rack failed (or so we were told by the main dealer) and they could not obtain a Ford replacement as they had stopped manufacturing them. (Whatever happened to the 12 year spares rule?) Pattern parts are available. We were told £445 to replace the rack.... (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2004 by gta94 (1 review written)
I had a 1998 Ford Ka, which I bought when it was a year old. As a single female at the time, I didn't bother about the boot space, which is dire.
Within 6 months, rust had begun to show on the tailgate.
After two years of ownership, (it had done approx 28,000 miles) the power steering unit had begun to leak, and I also had to replace the exhaust.
Not the best of cars (it is a Ford I suppose!), I had traded a VW Polo Coupe 1.3 for it, and regretted it.
I would recommend this car for city... (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2004 by kittenface (2 reviews written)
I bought mine just over a year ago when it was a year old. Since then the steering wheel has melted, the air con leaks into the passenger footwell, the electric windows frequently don't work and the gears are decidedly sticky.
But despite that I do like my car, but I don't love it. I like it because its cheap to run, cheap to insure, you can park it in tiny spaces and generally when things have gone wrong they've been covered by the warranty.
I don't love it because the dash is cheap... (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2004 by janeguthrietate (1 review written)
It is not a sun roof, but far bigger. The Ford Sun Ka Collection almost a sport's car with proper glass back window. Found it on internet. It is 15 months' old, done 6,000 miles and never had a problem for the 9 months I have had it. People stop me in street to say 'wow' and 'where d'you get THAT'. VERY FLATTERING FOR A LITTLE CAR. Parts easy to come by, servicing reasonably priced, good on petrol in city. I used to have Ford xr3i and this is as good to me. Only 1000 were made so it... (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2004 by corrine m (1 review written)
I've had my Ford Ka Collection for 4 months now and so far I couldnt be happier with it! I feel really proud to drive it and with all the little extras, what more could you ask for?! (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2004 by Amazza (3 reviews written)
I have a Ford Ka Collection millenium edition, it was only £5400 with full leather interier, colour coded bumpers, air condition, power stearing, electric windows. I love this car to bits, it is very nippy also. It was alot bigger inside than I thought it would be. who needs a big boot anyway. only my sub will go in it anyway (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2003 by derf35 (1 review written)
I've had the Ford Ka for three years. imported it, at £6000 it was a good buy, but at UK list price (£8500) there are better buys around. It doesn't beat the novas and you really do have to whack the little engine to keep up on freeways. But for a city run about its ok. I'd say great if it weren't for the iffy quality fittings (leather steering wheels almost all peel of their leather) and lack of boot space. (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2003 by louise1977 (1 review written)
i have recently bought a brand new Ford ka after having a vreg one, and i basically cant express how happy i am with the car overall. not only is it very cheap to run, but it looks great and also has exciting extras like the big expensive cars that are on the market for ten times the price!!! (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2003 by emma.
This car was on promotion, brand new, it was £9000 but because of the promotion I got it for £7300. It has a cd player, air conditioning, body coloured bumpers, metallic paint, electric sunroof, and electric windows. The 1.3 engine is great and it has no problem beating vauxhall novas!!! The handling is great and the drive is very smooth and the engine almost silent. It is soooo economical as well, its about 400 miles to a full tank. Still a head turner when out on the road, and looks... (read more)
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