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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 Collection 3dr

    karen stephenson , cumbria . Date: 23/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    great for size, thats about it! cheep insurance, cheep for fuel but makes up the difference in services repairs and depreciation!

    i bought a w reg (18000 miles) for £3500 in 2005, spent on servicing/ repairs so far..

    2006: around £800 2007: around £1200

    mileage now 55000, valued at £1300 now! (prepare to invest in a money pit!)

    i have owned my 5 year old car for 2 years, the common (recurring) problems have been..... suspension; corrosion (latest was the oil sump - very expensive problem!) brakes; wheel mal-alignment and therefore costly in tyres/ re-alignment; electric window fault (which cost a bomb in labour to fix!);central locking now doesn't work, not had fixed due to price! accelorator problems....

    it started off as a cheap little car, but after using for 2 years it lacks most things you need from a car,

    inside: very little storage, tight squeeze for passengers (ok if theres 2 of you) will fit about 6 asda bags in boot but not a suitcase.

  • 1.3i 70 Collection 3dr

    Erica Lloyd , west glamorgan . Date: 20/10/2007
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

  • 1.3 3dr

    tracey mcnamara , galway . Date: 11/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

  • 1.3i 70 Collection 3dr

    eric jarman , oxon . Date: 14/09/2007
    • 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

    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!

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