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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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89 reader reviews for Ford Ka Hatchback.
  • 1.3 3dr

    Ray Barton Date: 21/06/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    Purchased a little W reg Ford KA to help my sister with her learning to drive as i wasn't allowing her near my new Fiat 500! Great looking little cars which are surprisingly roomy, the one I purchased was in need of a little tlc it's a great little runner to say it only gets used as a second car once or twice a week and done almost 100,000 miles! I'd recommend the KA and its a shame I haven't had it from new as it wouldn't be in the condition it is today with the scratches and a couple of dints. Highly recommend but be aware for rust as Ka's seem to rust quite badly to other makes at the same ages.

  • 1.3 3dr

    Christine Childs , Shropshire . Date: 09/07/2012
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42.2

    My car

    I have a little Bottom range KA 05. Fantastic little car absolutely love it to bits. But unfortunately it also annoys the hell out of me. I always avoid motorways and use country roads - it is loads more fun with the sharp steering but the main reason is the noise, vibration and other roadusers when doing a long trip down the motorway. I find the ka really spacious for such as small car - managed to move out into a flat in one trip!. And i love parking, being able to pull into a parking space with a couple of metres notice is great - love taking the spaces from the big cars right infront of them cos they've had to reverse. It is such a pity that other road other users in a slightly bigger car gives you respect - i get carved up by everything and have little under the bonnet do do anything about it. I do get to laugh when i fill up though, i don't drive particulary slow - usual 60 - 70mph, my average combined MPG is about 45. (what car for some reason think i should be only able to get 42.2???)

    If you wont a good quality, cheap, city car or live in the country - this is the car for you. you will love it to bits although i'd advise on a high spec.

    If you want a car with more road presence or use motor ways try the sports ka but i won't recommend.

  • 1.3i 70 Collection 3dr

    Abbi Pitt Date: 24/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had this car as a courtesy while my Peg 206 was in 4 repair. I had the Ka for 2 weeks and loved every minute and I was very sad to give it back (especially when I got my car back after repairs on electrical faults and then broke down the same day!)

    It was very good on the fuel as long as you didn't take the revs over 2000revs. If I changed at 2000revs I got 50mpg! If I put my foot down and changed at 3000revs I got between 35-40 mpg!

    The road noise got a bit too much after a while and it was very rattly but the ride and the fact that it was fun to drive more than made up for that.It was a dream to park. The boot's tiny but you can comfortably fit three passengers in. It handled really well (5 stars for handling.) For such a basic car and especially when you can get a good one for such a cheap price I think they're a very good buy. I would've bought one to replace my 206 but it was too small for me.

    The one negative I have though is the fact that they rust really easily. When I was looking for my 1st car I looked at ones that were 1 - 2 yrs old and they had huge rust bubbles all along the sills. I have a friend with an 02 reg Ka and hers is rusting around the fuel cap, boot lock and along the sills. My Pug was 10 years old and had not one speck of rust on it.

    Apart from that it's a wonderful little car and they have a good reliable reputation and I'd recommend it to anyone for a 1st car or if you just want a run around. LOVED IT!

  • 1.3i 70 Style 3dr

    Jamie Proctor , Lancs . Date: 14/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought my KA about a year ago on a 54 plate and I cant fault it at all!

    The metallic black paintwork looks great and the colour coded bumpers look so much better than the standard unpainted ones.

    Image wise as a 19 year old lad i do get a bit of stick - as its seen as a girly car but i dont care as i think its very stylish and tell people not to knock it till theyve tried it!!

    The interior is very basic but it has everything i need and the seats are comfortable(ish) but the lack of support is felt on longer journeys. Theres a lots more space than you would imagine and i've never had a problem fitting things in!

    Its a brilliant drive i love driving it out on the country roads the handling is superb and the ride is not bad either for such a short wheelbase. The 1.3 engine is nippier than it is given credit for and i live in valley and it has no problem going up the steep hills.

    Its not as economical as you would expect for a small car but i do a lot of short journeys. I have not had to spend a penny except for the MOT and it runs perfectly

    Overall i absolutley love my KA and i am disappointed to read the negative reviews as it is brilliant!

    I would recommend it to all as a first car - guys and girls and to anyone who needs a cheap but very cheerful little runabout or second family car.

    I would not hesitate to have another one and infact i am soon to be selling it and upgrading to the sportka!

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