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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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23 reader reviews for Ford Ka Streetka.
  • 1.6i 8v 2dr

    Megan Edwards , B&NES . Date: 08/06/2006
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    There are a couple of things that I would like to point out about this car. 1)The roof leaks 2)see above

    The fuel consumption is very poor, especially when you drive it hard which you have to do to get any oomph. Having said that it is fun to drive. I bought my car from new in January 2004 and although I've had to take the car back several times for various problems with the engine, my main issue with this car is the roof.

    Despite having a soft top, the Ford warranty does not cover any kind of water ingress AT ALL after the first year. I discovered this when I took the car in because the roof was leaking and Ford refused to look at it unless I paid £600+ for the privelage. The car was sold to me 'as the only soft top not to have ever had a reported roof problem' I now believe that this is because of the customers that chose to believe the salesman when he said all roof issues would be covered under the warrenty, and like me refuse to pay to get the fault fix. I now regularly have to clean the smelly fluffy white mould from the cabin because there is a definite problem with the roof that Ford won't even look at. What's Ford's solution to this problem that doesn't exist? 'try not to park the vehicle on hills'.

    Therefore I feel this car should be sold with a warning that it should not be exposed to hills or bad weather. I for one will never buy another Ford!

  • 1.6i 8v Luxury 2dr

    Nicola Adams , nOTTS . Date: 28/04/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 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 my car since Nov 05 and its now just hit 3 years old. It does have its down sides, however it's fun to drive, looks so sexy with the top down and is cheap to insure.

    The down sides are it's quiet heavy on the juice for a small car, has a huge turning circle for a baby and admittedly has a few rattles.

    Evan though i bought second hand, the Ford garage in Worksop, Notts has been great sorting out problems under warranty.

    But i love it and would not dream of swapping it, particularly as i've got the summer to look forward to.

    Nicky, Notts

  • 1.6i 8v Luxury 2dr

    jacqui payne , hampshire . Date: 03/04/2006
    • 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

    Car was purchased a year ago in 05 and has been back to the ford service garage on more than several occasions due to an on going engine fault which ford cannot trace even though I have had near accidents when the engine has decided to cut out. Not good when you are on a round-a-bout!, but I am still assured that there's nothing wrong?!

    Also, the interior rattles making a clunking noise when going over any bumps, so no I wouldn't recommend this car to anyone as you may have gathered im looking for a new car.

  • 1.6i 8v Winter Edition 2dr

    Andy Porter Date: 03/04/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have only owned this car for three weeks so may come back and do a new review after a few months.

    At the moment I am still in love with it. I have the Winter edition with the hard top. The weather has not allowed me to try it soft or open yet. I had a Ka Collection before.

    The drive is better. It is nippier and handles the road better. The noise is not a problem and the hard top works well. I have the luxury build.

    I have three minor moans: it is thirsty - but I wanted a bigger engine so must accept that; the body work does seem to be susceptible to scratches; I hate the humped lid to the glove box. I want a flat one again!

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