Written on: 12/08/2013 by kellythomas28 (1 review written)
I bought my 54 plate street ka at a car auction last december. i was desperate for a car as my previous car had been wrote off and my courtesy was being collected a couple of days later so i did buy it out of desperation and it was the only decent looking car there. i knew i was taking a chance with it being a car auction and you have no idea what your buying so was expecting a bit to be wrong with it but when i won it at £1400 with 10 months mot and 4 months tax and only 40k miles on the... (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2013
I have a Ford Streetka 1.6 Red. Love it to bits. Recently had to have the cylinder head changed. It ran perfectly for a while but then developed an intermittent fault. Starts first time every time. This is followed by either it running perfectly or running dreadfully. I have had the plugs and coil pack replaced. The problem (or not) seems to depend on start-up. It always starts first time but the it either runs well or badly. My travel yesterday highlights the problem. Started well and ran... (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2013 by Veryteedoff
I've had my Ford Street KA for 6 years and for the first 3 I loved it! So many features and it looked great, it was at that time the best ford i'd ever had (previously owned two fiestas and a puma). But over the past few years it has been one issue after another. Many of the things other people have highlighted on this site have all gone wrong on mine too, despite regular services, and it's costing me an absolute fortune. The door handles have broken twice on each side, both have been... (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2013
So I have had my streetka for 4 years in October, I bought it thinking what a wonderful car it would be after having a Ford Ka previously which might I add has never been a problem and is still being used by my nan despite being a very old one at that. Anyway I have this streetka on finance which I pay £190 a month for, which is fine but on top of having to fork out for petrol as it drinks an awful amount of it for the size of engine. (When I can use it that is) The car tax is very steep... (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2013 by lisa.sian
I bought this car thinking it would be cheap to run and that I would really enjoy driving it. Its cute, its funky, quite girly and mosty of all its unique. I couldn't have been more wrong. My boyfriend who is a mechanic thought it was great to begin with, wanting to drive it all the time etc, however he now says how horrific it is and that I need to get rid of it. Which I am. Both my door handles have broken. Hand break never seems to stay tight for long and has actually snapped resulting... (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2012 by Cazzy_1 (1 review written)
I have ad my street KA convertible for 2 years and every time I don't run it for a week it won't start. Have ad a new battery and alternator and the garage have said they can't see anything wrong. Surely this is not right . What appends if I leave it at the airport whist on holiday ??? Please can somebody help. I am female and on my own and have to rely on a grate Carol (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2012
Great car but needs looking after. 05 with 45K, Had to replace 1) Thermostat gasket £35 only from Ford!, 2) removed heater valve and removed small piece of plastic holding it open - cold air only! 3) Engine light came on New Lambda from FORD £179, Bosch from Eurocarparts £60. 3) New O ring for Temp sensor - have to buy sensor £16. 5) Now broken front spring anothe £50 from Euro's. Finally this morning rear screen split another £60 from Ebay. Never spent so much so quickly on a 2nd... (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2012
I love my car but yes it takes up petrol like there's no tomorrow. Advantages: heated screens, leather interiors and pretty spacious boot Disadvantages: parts can be expensive as some can only be purchased from Ford , my door handle has broken twice, the engine space is tiny so a lot of mechanics try to fix something whilst simultaneously breaking something else, the bulbs are really difficult to replace in the front headlights. I sometimes wonder whether the cuteness outweighs the... (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2012
I bought my 2003 53 plate StreetKa 6 months ago in December 2011 and have had several problems since, despite the car only having 35,000 genuine miles on the clock when purchased. These include: Handbrake cable snapping - new one to replace. Roof leaking during all of the rain we have recently had. Boot popping mechanism going - so no boot and expensive to fix. Leaking Coolant Tank - new one fitted New front suspension arm New thermostat as engine was over heating More recently due to the... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2011 by partyguinness
I now drive this car. Belongs to girlfriend. Sold my 2 litre BMW so perhaps I am not the best person to be reviewing this as pretty much every car is a let down after driving a 3 series for the last 10 years. Problems are mounting up. 1. The switch to pop the roof no longer works; 2. Very heavy on petrol; 3. The drivers door handle has now broken. The passenger side broke last year; 4. Driving over 50mph and the engine feels like it will fall out; 5. Bushes have been replaced; 6. Plastic... (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2011
I have a 2004 Streetka Luxury. In my opinion the car is brilliant. Does exactly what is say's on the tin - an affordable two seater with relatively low running costs.
The engine is very robust and the gear change is just so good. The heated leather seats are amazing, especially on a chilly evening drive to the local beach and also hold you snuggly in its sumptuous leather.
The hood - although manual, can easily be put up/down in under 30 seconds which is faster than many electric... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2011
I'm only writing this review because I think there are too many unfair and inaccurate reviews of the Streetka on this site. It's a 2-seater convertible and so, of course, it's impractical. Having said that, the boot is enormous for a sports car. Yes, the road tax is high at £245 (May 2011 cost) and the petrol consumption is only so-so at 35 mpg (my figures - measured over 5000 miles), but the car handles like a dream, has fully adjustable, heated leather seats, looks great, and the hood can... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2011
I have had this car for 6 years and it has been my little baby... It has done 43k miles and during the last 12 months has been a nightmare. I'm going through tyres like no tomorrow, I've had new bushes, new suspension, starter motor, windscreen washer system, coils, the engine management light has come on many times.. hence new oxy sensor and plugs etc all these jobs costing anything from £50 - £300 + each time. And today.... my clutch has gone approx price £400+ and my mechanic says that... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2011
Having had this car from new I can honestly say I am really pleased with the performance. The only problem I have had is with the drivers door. I had to have the mechanism replaced last year. Apart from that everything has been fine. Both MOT's have been passed with no work needed. Its a little heavy on petrol, high on road tax but a pleasure to drive. I will be keeping it for a while longer yet. (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2011
I bought my streetka last year from a small dealer and it turns out I have been had! I swapped my lovely little fiesta for this car and it has cost me a fortune. First, passenger door handle went £50. It drinks oil and petrol. Broke down, fuel pump needed replacing, £400. 4 new tyres another £400, 6 months later 2 front tyres bald again. Took for a service, needed new wishbones, bushes, alignment, tracking, and the 2 new tyres, £500! Also needs brake fluid etc filling up. Car was not well... (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2011
had the streetka as an xmas gift last year, i totally fell in love with it! to look at its just super cool,funky and a lil bit sexy lol,iv driven a lot of cars and 4x4 and the streetka and ka are the most fun cars to throw around the place! .... BUT in the summer the car seems to over heat with the fan on nearly all the time and constanly have 2 fill the water every 2 weeks,FUEL,if this sh**y tax driven country stoped fuel tax id fill it up everyday and drive,i bearly get 25mpg(my mums... (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2011
I picked up my Streetka for £5000. The aircon has a problem, but that's the only fault. During the warmer months the hood is up and down all the time. It handles really well, and although the 0 to 60 is over 12 seconds, it corners very well so it feels sporty. Tyres are cheap. Fuel economy not great, but compare it with other roadsters! All in all, it's a great little car. In the evening, we often pick-up a coffee from the drive-thru, head to the seafront, put the hood down, turn on the... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2011
Hello, i bought a powder blue streetka 2months ago from a small private garage, its absolutely gorgeous, i got a bargain aswell!! 3k for heated leather interior, alloys, 6cd changer, etc etc. I have had the car on finance, after having the car delivered to me, come night time, i switched my headlights on, i have no dash lights on the rev counter!! i looked everywhere for a switch, but was very disappointed that my new car had a problem already!! especially as when i bought my first car, i... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2011
This car is the worst car i have ever owned!! Two weeks of owning it, it breaks down on the busy M1 because the alternator has packed up. Constantly having to replace the Wheels (even tho tracking is fine) suspension erosion on mot advisory notes!! Two Lambda sensors were replaced recently at a costly £300 the engine light is still showing which leads to further problems prob the CAT!!! Heating has just packed up and aswell as that the dash lights have decided not to work anymore!!! Not to... (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2010
worse car i ever got love the look but nothing but trouble .alarm faulty door that don't open battery keep going flat even if use every day now carry battery pack with me all the time and upped my breakdown cover .bushes on way out on steering rack got alarm sorted door men ed but still have Constance starting issues car keep resetting cause battery always flat replaced battery still the same wanted a cheep fun car to drive it no longer the case high on fuel and road tax any ideas on... (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2010
I bought my 04 reg StreetKa Winter Edition 3 years ago and can honestly say ive never regretted buying something so much in my life! Bought it at a Ford dealership for 9,000....um what mug was i!!! I wouldn't give this car to my worst enemy I actually detest it that much!
Firstly my air con went 6 months after I bought it..luckily it was still covered in warranty.
Then.... my drivers door handle broke...not helpful AT ALL!!
Where my hardtop rests on the car, it has scratched the... (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2010
I bought my black street ka (04 plate) 3 yrs ago and I love it!I was advised to go for the black leather interior with heated seats to get more resale value and its true, it's kept pretty good value.
HOWEVER, I have had lots of problems with it, firstly my card door handles have broken about 4 times now something about the spring going on Ka's, they are renowned for it.
Then the inside door catch broke and I couldnt get out.
Because of this it failed the MOT as both doors needs to be able... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2010 by bigorr (1 review written)
I won my Streetka in a competition in 2003 and loved it until a year ago when it all went pear shaped, then some
1. Heater matrix blew, caused by blockage in thermostat housing £180
2. Cylinder head gasket blew, perhaps linked to previous problem? £600 and lucky at that
3. clutch went at 56 k miles, the youngest ever clutch for me another £500
4. Alternator failed at 62k. £350, front bumper, headlight and offside wheel arch protector have to come off even too see it.
5. Rocker... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2010
had my streetka for 2yrs now, everything was fine until the clutch went at 35k!(which costs £380) and the drivers door went (still to be fixed but said about £40) , also have warning light on dash (engine man light) that garage say their is nothing wrong... its not actually 2 bad on petrol could be better though. You get alot for you money i have the 1.6 ice which gets you leather heated seats 6cd changer, speakers really good. also like the fact their is a silver panal that hdes hood when... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2010
I just bought my StreetKa and generally i can't complain, it's all black, gorgeous leather interior.... the only problem i've had is the alarm is tempramental.It keeps going off when i lock it?! Eventually i can get it to go off but it's still a pain and quite embarassing! Stupidly i was showing it off to my sister and put the soft top down in cold weather and split the rear screen, I'm having trouble finding someone to replace this for me in the Manchester area. Any ideas? (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2010
Im so devastated i bought my dream car just a month ago a beautifull grey/black convertible street ka was so excited to drive it home but on the drive i noticed a problem with my steering i only had it two days and had to have a new steering column which the garage i bought it from payed for thankgod but it was,nt the end of the problems i drove it from the garage and the engine is now making a weird noise and my gearbox has started to make a whineing noise and now for no reason what so ever... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2010
hey,just baught my street ka.Absalute bargain 3,000 for an 03reg with only 41000 on clock,Full leather through out,Its brilliant absalute love it and its a head turner u carnt go wrong for the money.
people moan about this that and the other going on it...but these are faults than can happen on pretty much all cars.
U want to try the worst car out there then buy a renault clio absalute rubbish they r. Talk about faults they are the worst for them.They have the worst electric proplems... (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2010
Bought my street ka 2 years ago, and oh my god the worst car I have had so far. Had to disconnect the central locking as it doesnt work with fob and the alaram wont stop going off, Also the drivers door keeps sticking and I have to climb over the other side and get out the passengers door (not a good look) espesh when ur at a petrol station, as it jams constantly, had the car for 8 months had to get a new clutch cost me 600 pounds, Heaters inside packed in last week, this isnt a car for snow... (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2009 by agarisde (1 review written)
bought my street ka from my son who was in the army, so it had not done any milage at all, so i would say i had it from new, first problem, windscreen cracked, man came out and told me it was a stress fracture 350 to replace, next problem on hot days door handles would not work, cable snapped on drivers door so 85 to replace, alternator keeps sticking, passenger door cable now snapped, clutch is on its way out prce to replace 280 - 600 depending on where i go. wish i had found this site... (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2009
Love the car but sick to death had first one stolen and written off leaving me debt. Then just bought second one driving it wheel come off all front panelling damaged due to sliding on road on discs. Whilst waiting recovery someone been slit my rear window.
Please help anyone cheap window repairs. (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2009
I finally managed to save £5500 to buy my first convertable. I chose the streetka as it represented great value for money, coupled with fords reliable reputation. That was 5 months ago and now I wish I never bought it. it is a 2005 with just 32,000 miles on the clock. It is now on its 4th alternator, and last week I had the computer replaced at at cost of £750. Be warned this car has represented nothing but problems for me. (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2009
i have a red Ford street ka........adorability 10/10! i have met a few people with the same model and the only reoccuring problem i have heard of is the curved glove box popping open! yes it likes a drink...and the boot is small......but the the road holding and looks of the st ka are the best of any i have seen.... the only car i would replac it with would be an audi tt white...........so best start saving, as this st ka is also best on value for money too.........go and buy one(definatly... (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2009 by charliechalk86
I've just had to buy a whole new computer for my street ka.................£800!!!!!!!!!!
i've had nothing but trouble since i brought it and this is the icing on the cake!! The electrics have gone totally wrong and now its costing a fortune to replace and get my car back to normal!!
I've got a focus for a courtesy car, i'm so tempted to buy one, i love it (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2009
I've not had my Ford Street Ka 1.6i long and have always loved them so was well chuffed when i found one with good mileage and in my price range (after an accident that wasnt my fault - i thought i deserved a treat) had a normal KA before and loved it to bits and never any problems!However, street ka is a different matter - how long have you got??? Cant lock door with remote because the alarm goes off (and never stops), door handles stiff and hard to get out, lights on dash on constantly... (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2009
I love my Ford Street Ka 1.6i, it gives all the fun of a sports car without the price tag and running costs. (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2009
LOVE IT! What can I say the weather can be cloudy but put the roof down and stick the heater on and get on that road! I've had MG's and I much prefer my Ford Street Ka 1.6i - but a little worried about what to do when I want to update cos the new ka is not looking as funky! (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2009
When I was looking to buy a new car, I had been looking at second hand mini's. I'd always liked the streetkas also, my budget was around £5000, and I had found that if I went for a mini, I could get one for £5000 but with no extras - air con, cd player, leather, forget it. That was when I started looking at streetkas again, for the same price I got a metalic grey 2005 luxary model Ford Street Ka 1.6i with leather heated seats, air con, cd player, electric everything and - a convertable roof.... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2009
ive got a gorgeous grey ford street ka and i wouldnt change it for the world. i love the attention i get in it and im very proud to be driving it.
i think its the best looking convertable on the road. ive had no problems with the car since i bought it.
insurance was a lot cheaper than i thought as i have only been driving for 18 month.
i would recoment this car to any1 and every1 (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2009 by Kade (1 review written)
I wanted a a rag top after being away from them for a year or two. OK the 1995 MX5 i had is still the best, but the model is to old now and i am not keen on the new shape.
Was looking for one when i saw a StreetKA, problem was every one you saw was either silver or THAT blue. Finally found mine in envy green (basically British Racing Green) with cream interior. loved it straight away as different.
Yes i am a guy and No, i do not care what people think about it. it is low on insurance,... (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2009 by Fliss52 (1 review written)
I have had my 04 Ford Street Ka 1.6i since new. Absolutely love it. No leaks or other problems apart from unable to get in drivers door on sunny days, something seems to expand inside and door wont open. Very nippy. Bit high on fuel consumption though. As Ford are not making any more, or even a replacement, as far as I know, I will keep hold of it. Only done 25000 miles since new, hardly run in. (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2009 by smurfette (1 review written)
I love my little Ford Street Ka 1.6i and wouldnt be tempted to think about swapping for a while to come. The cool air on the air-con doesnt work but who cares.....i take the roof off instead! Yes the handles are a little stiff but I keep them well oiled. The only 1 complaint i do have is that there is no boot release button inside the cab which is a real pain when your mother accidently shuts your keys in!! (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2009 by alaneo
The Ford Street Ka 1.6i is lovely Looking,but definitely girly car. Bought it just one week ago and i love it.Cheap affordable convertible car. Looks bit plastic inside but overall think it is a lovely car.Great fun to drive,quite good eccelaration especialy on the motorway! I love it! (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2009
I have a met blue Ford Street Ka Luxury and I love it, when it's not broken.. My Cd changer has broken and as it's so expensive to repair I've had to take it out and put a MP3 cd player and buy a new fascia. (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2009 by swift1984 (1 review written)
The Ford Street Ka 1.6i is the best looking car ive ever had, and when its working i love it, but thats not very often...
Ive had this car for 2years and the central locking has failed key fob broke, door handles both brock at the same time, so at this very moment i cannot even get into my car....
The roof leaks, supsention dodgy, al in all this car is a bad buy... (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2009 by blondie86 (1 review written)
I have had my Ford Street ka luxury blue a few weeks now and it is fab and i hope nothing goes wrong. i have heard some bad things about this car but also good.I think ppl need to takre care of theirs and maybe their wont be as many problems.
street ka lover. (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2009 by ReneeM (1 review written)
I brought my 04 Street Ka in Sept last year and I have had enough of it already! The only problem I've had which is driving me insane is that the alarm goes off whenever it feels like it! The annoying thing is - there is never any reason for it to go off.
It has been back to Ford twice already and they claim there is nothing wrong with it. I am now sending it back to them to disconnect the alarm as i can't bear to hear it going off anymore (esp at 5am!!). Whilst it is fun to drive with... (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2009 by donnasmallwood (1 review written)
I bought my StreetKA just over 2 years ago - and I have had nothing but trouble and expense.
I had 3 Door handles break within 18 months, at one point both door handles broke at the same time and I was unable to even get into my car! Apparently according to Ford it was just a coincidence that this had happened - including the fact that the sales person at the garage had told me he had another StreetKA with the same problem??
I have had to replace my thermostat, my starter motor, numerous... (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2009 by christie1
I think it is a really cute car, and i love the heated leather seats. It does warm up very quickly and also the sound system is very good. All all in all I really love my blue street ka convertible and I am only 20 and am real proud to say i own a convertible. Deffinatly would buy another. (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2009
If your thinking of buying a Ford Street Ka 1.6i dont! I bought one just a year old and after 2 months of having it the back window split right down the middle when I was putting the roof down. The drivers door had broke a number of times not being able to open the dorr from inside or out it this is a known problem with Street KA's. The seal around the door keeps coming off and the list goes on. (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2009
the Ford Street Ka 1.6i will be the best car you ever own if you consider fun the number one priority.
Very low initial cost, low maintenance cost.
fun 2 seater with lots of trunk space.
with the top down on a summer day it is the cutest car on the road. (read more)
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