What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For The Ka is fun to drive, stylish and cheap to run

Against The engine isn't that refined or frugal. The boot is small

Verdict A cracking car for new and keen drivers

Go for… Post 2002 1.3 Collection

Avoid… Pre-June '97 cars

Ford Ka Hatchback
  • 1. There's a surprising amount of space in the front, but passengers in the back are much worse off
  • 2. The suspension is the most common source of problems
  • 3. Check for rust on older cars, particularly on the lower edge of the doors and around the wheelarches
  • 4. Rear space is inevitably tight, and trying to get in or out of the back is tricky
  • 5. The boot is very small, but that's perhaps no great surprise, given the overall size of the Ka
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