I have owned my ford ka for two years almost exactly, and have put just under 60,000 on the clock. Handling wise its fun. Not amazing, but more fun than you would expect for the money - chuck it into corners and off she goes. Maintenance wise, I have had a new clutch, but other than that all fine - and that was after a bump so not sure about repair garage.
Economy is brill - I do about 500 miles a week give or take and usually put about forty quid in.
Though space is not fantastic, it does - i have had three passengers and luggage going to deveon for a weekend which is a trek from South Wales, and whilst the back passengers were not overawed, it was manageable.
I am not getting another one, because I think it will struggle with my mileage, and I want something with more pull and comfort for the hours I spend in the car. If i had a normal nine till five job I would not hesitate. It has been brilliant.
I have owned this car for 4 years and have completed 31,000 miles. My clutch and alternator have just gone and i have discovered that this clutch commonly needs to be replaced after 30,000 miles. Apparantly ford are aware of this but due to the low purchase price this is not considered to be a problem. Steer clear unless you want to fork out some cash after 3-4 years.
The Ka is a cracking little car. In late May my girlfriend and I went on holiday to the south of France. We drove down over two days with the car stuffed with our camping gear for a 10-day trip. We covered over 2000 miles, including a rear end shunt but the car was still driveable and never missed a beat. On our journey back to Calais we were a bit tight for time and we cruised at 90 to 100mph with ease. Who says size matters!
I had the misfortune to be given one of these cars as a courtesy car while my car was in the body shop.
It certainly moves on the motorway and you can buzz around in town, but it has the worst seats in any car I've ever driven (even worse than a VW Scirocco).
The squab is so short that there is little thigh support - it gave me such a really bad back pain that I was off work for three weeks. Boy, was I glad to get my Volvo back.
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I have run this car as a courtesy car for three weeks. Good points are good build quality and solid interior. Seats and driving position are good and…
Ive had this car for one year now and so far has exeeded my expectations. The car is great at overtaking lorries on the motorway and handles very…