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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.
  • 1.3i 70 Collection 3dr

    CATHERINE MCKINLEY Date: 06/02/2008
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    On my first ford ka ('06) and all i can say is 'love it love it love it' much more nippy than my last car ('03 yaris), also much easier on the petrol. the only downside is the inside, it doesn't exactly scream quality, but it does what it says on the tin and looks great from the outside!!!

  • 1.3 2 3dr

    Jo Fox , Bucks . Date: 04/01/2008
    • 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

    I own an R reg ('97) KA2, and I've had it for the last 4 years. I love it, and it's not caused me any major problems. It's so economical, it sticks to the road like superglue and it's just a great fun car. It's also really economical and about as environmentally friendly as you can get, without having an LPG. It's quite small, but there's stacks of room for two, and small kids sit comfortably in the back. In fact, I've recently been looking to upgrade, and I'm about to trade it in for another KA! Buy this car - you won't regret it.

  • 1.3i 70 Collection 3dr

    graham gilbert , Hampshire . Date: 28/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    My car

    I am now on my 2nd Ka , with the first having done 96,000 fault free miles . I use the car on my daily 70 mile commute to work in Middlesex & it is just a great car . I get approx 45 mpg on the motorway at a constant 70 mph & whilst it's not the quietest car all you do is turn the volume up on the radio !! . I find it comfortable even having had previous back problems , & i just cant fault it's reliability & running costs .

    I'll probably buy another one before it goes out of production & i just hope that Ford's replacement for this model is as good !

  • 1.3 3 3dr

    Laura Pickerin , Shropshire . Date: 18/12/2007
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought my V reg (1999) Ka 3 in 2003. I have had it for the 4 years since then and have today part exchanged it for a Toyota Yaris. I was sad to see it go.

    It is a proper girly car. Small, nippy, fun to drive and enough room for a few friends and a bit of shopping. I was 17 when I first had this car and it was the perfect first car.

    The drive is nice, although at 8 years old now (and with 60,000 miles on the clock) the engine is very noisy. Other than that though I couldn't fault the drive. Steering is responsive, the car pulls away quickly and it corners well.

    The best bit about the car is how cheap it is to run. Low insurance group, cheap tax, good fuel economy. The car past all it's MOTs until it's 7 year one, despite not being serviced past 3 years old. The 7th and 8th MOTs cost me approx £400 and £200 respectively in repairs.

    I considered getting another Ka instead of my Yaris but it didn't have the extras I wanted (such as keyless entry and start) and I wanted something a bit bigger and something different.

    I think this car is perfect for a young driver who is looking for a car that is fun but practical and cheap to run. If you have children or regularly carry back seat passengers or a lot of luggage then I would go for something a bit bigger. I also think that by the time they are about 6 years old they are well past their best. For that reason I would advice buying a new one or a used one less than 3-4 years old.

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