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“Johna500”

Written on: 25/06/2014 by cjMoser180 (1 review written)

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“cute, nice to drive but dont like the rain”

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 Full Review

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Msfruitful's Response to kellythomas28's Review

Written on: 18/02/2014

Sorry to hear so many problems with your street ka but you gave me so much to laugh about proper belly laughs. I have had my street ka for 3 days the first day I refueled with petrol and the starter motor blew up the second day the radio and boot decided to shut down, but the worst of all is I can not see a thing through the rear plastic window, completely not sure what tomorrow is going to bring but it may be a refund request.

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★★★★☆

“Intermittent Fault - runs well OR badly each journey. ”

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 Full Review

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Jamesfalder's Comment

Written on: 24/05/2014

my wifes car is the same, apart from it is running badly all the time now, so have taken it off the road, I've changed the plugs, plug leads, coil pack, still no different... puzzled????

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“Absolute piece of junk, will never buy ford again”

Written on: 13/07/2013 by Veryteedoff (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Jamesfalder's Response to Veryteedoff's Review

Written on: 24/05/2014

same with my wifes car, it was great when first bought, she loved it..... but then all the problems started, 4 door handles on drivers side, 3 on passenger , 2 lambda sensors numerous suspension bushes, wishbone arm, 2 thermostat housings, plugs ,,2 sets of plug leads , 2 coil packs, electric swith for roof not working anymore, headlight bulbs, which are impossible to fit without dismantling whole of the front of car. I just laugh about it now......

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★☆☆☆☆

“Stuck paying for a car that I can't ever use!!!!”

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 Full Review

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“Don't bother buying. ”

Written on: 15/03/2013 by lisa.sian (1 review written)

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 in… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Battery problems”

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 Full Review

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Jamesfalder's Response to Cazzy_1's Review

Written on: 24/05/2014

something is obviously running the battery flat when ur not using it, take it to another garage who knows what they are doing, (not big dealership) , or sell it and buy something reliable, (mazda mx5)

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★★★★☆

“Shop around - for parts”

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 hand… Read Full Review

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“Cute, has good features but many problems too”

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 drawbacks… Read Full Review

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“Recently sold - had enough!”

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 Full Review

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“I cant believe that they make cars like this.”

Written on: 27/06/2011 by partyguinness (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Guest's Response to partyguinness's Review

Written on: 27/07/2011

ive got one too.....my problems are very similar....dodgy door handles.....my driver side broke last year.....the button for the roof no longer works......quite a noisy little car......alarm has a mind of it's own, heavy on petrol, plus the engine management light always comes on and off however it's always passed it's m.o.t. Bad celectrical connections obviously and very cheaply made. But it looks good and for a girl thats not doing lots of miles.....it's ok. But i wouldn't shout from the hill tops about it.

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★★★★★

“I have a 2004 Streetka Luxury. In my opinion the car...”

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 variants… Read Full Review

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“I'm only writing this review because I think there are...”

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 be… Read Full Review

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Susanpinky's Comment

Written on: 15/01/2014

I am about to purchased a Ford Street KA, your review is great, I was getting very dishearten reading the first lot, I thought omg what have I done, so thanks for your review.

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“I have had this car for 6 years and it has been my...”

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 he… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 12/05/2012

Hi,I've only had my streetka for 6 months and like you it's my little pride and joy however I found out today that my clutch has gone and is going to cost around £500 to fix. I'm absolutely aghast as firstly I thought ford parts were cheap and secondly the car has only done 30,000 miles. Having seen your list of faults I hope I'm not going down the same road as you! Bit worried .....

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“Having had this car from new I can honestly say I am...”

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 Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 05/09/2011

the same has happened to my drivers door how much did it costs to get fixed?

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“I bought my streetka last year from a small dealer and...”

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 Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 29/05/2011

I to am furious, I swapped my lovely ka for a street ka.one of the worst cars. EVER.you have my sympathy. The same as you,numerous door handles,numerous thermostats/gaskets/housing/tyres/wateer pump etc.How can these manufacturers get away with it! Mine is an 04plate+has cost me well over 2k just to fix it+8k to buy, and low mileage(coz it doesn't go half the time). Its been valued at 2maybe 3k..daylight robbery.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 20/06/2011

Sounds very familiar I have also replaced wishbones, a broken driver handle and 2 bald tyres after 6months ..... 2100 miles later. I am afraid to say I am not impressed

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“had the streetka as an xmas gift last year, i totally...”

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 Full Review

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“I picked up my Streetka for £5000. The aircon has a...”

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 music… Read Full Review

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“Hello, i bought a powder blue streetka 2months ago...”

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 got… Read Full Review

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“This car is the worst car i have ever owned!! Two...”

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 Full Review

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