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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 Luxury 3dr

    kate Bradshaw Date: 13/03/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My first car was a 3 yr old S reg 1998 Ka - So basic but brilliant to nip around in...the hard plastic bumpers are terrific stabilisers for those looking to improve their parking in tight spaces!! I could'nt fault it. I ran it for 5 years and it didn't cost more than the MOT and services with the odd tyre thrown in. Terrific! After a stint in a Grand Vitara 4x4, I bought a 3 year old 53 reg Ka Luxury, all leather job, with a view to decreasing my carbon footprint...what it did was significantly reduce my bank balance!!! Within 6 months I had spent in the region of £1000 fixing what were described as 'problems that were not typical for the age of the car'. All in all the advice from the garage was to 'get rid asap!'...so I did. Apparently Ford had started using cheaper inferior parts that had produced similar problems in other Ka's of similar age. My advice... avoid that age of Ka at all costs! They are not worth the gamble.

  • 1.3 Collection 3dr

    Carol Tudds , Aberdeenshire . Date: 07/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Bought my Ka new in 2001. Problems with the sterio from the day i bought it and even though it was under warranty ford didn't want to know. Havn't had to many problems mechanically. Starting to need money spending on it now though. It's done 47000 miles. Body work terrible. Been kept in a garage from day 1. Falling to bits with rust. Wouldn't have another one for that reason.

  • 1.3 3dr

    Tammy Eglinton , Kent . Date: 28/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    what can i say about this great little car, except I'm just about to pass on my five and a half year old car to my daughter and buy another new one! It's nippy, reliable and brilliant fun to drive. I've hardly had to spend any money on it in the time I've had it, apart from the odd tyre and part of the exhaust. It's also good on motorways, although a little noisy at high speed. If I put the back seat down I can get a full weeks shopping in the back, and my rear passengers say it's very roomy. Some of the newer models might look more modern, but the KA will take a lot of beating.

  • 1.6i Sportka SE 3dr

    Mary Bain , Co Down . Date: 10/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    A beautiful drive, power is there if you want it, easy to park.Can drink fuel at high speed which is expected. i have had two collections over the years, no problems with any of them.But like the power of the sports ka, this 60+ grannie loves to give her the wellie! manouvres like a dream.

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