I bought my Streetka two years ago and I still love it. It is great to drive, very nippy and really cheap to run. The boot is massive compared to other soft-top cars.
I have had no complaints since owning my car, and with the roof up or down, it really does get noticed. It is great around corners, and squeezing into small parking spaces I thoroughly enjoy driving my car and would recommend anyone buying one of these.
I've had my StreetKa for two years now.
The first year was spent returning my car to the dealership that supplied it for a number of different problems - the main one being that the roof leaked on the drivers side.
In that 12-month period, I had to take my car in a total of nine times - the final time was when the dealership eventually agreed that my roof did indeed leak and it was sent back to their specialist body shop in Wales for 11 weeks to be rebuilt.
I am getting rid of my car soon because the roof has again begun to leak in exactly the same spot that it leaked from when I first had it.
I'm not bothering to complain to Ford because I don't have the energy to fight with them.
I hope nobody else has the misfortune to own a new Ford StreetKa - if I could have seen into the future, I wouldn't have touched this car with a bargepole!
I bought this car new three weeks agoand its restored my faith in motoring. I've never had a soft top before and you can't help driving with a big grin on your face. Get used to plenty of attention too as i'ts still quite a rare site on the road. My Streetka in storm grey gets more admiring glances than ten a penny Porsches!
The hood can be raised and lowered in 15 seconds, much quicker than an electric one and with the UK weather speed matters! The Luxury version is the one to go for as you get leather heated seats which means you will get more use of the car in colder weather. Air con and heated front screen are also standard. The cabin and boot are surprisingly roomy, the dealer said the boot is bigger than the Audi TT.
I'm so far finding the car more fuel efficient than the Fiesta I had previously and its comfortable enough to drive to London and back (200 miles) which I do weekly. It's noisy above 80mph but this is to be expected with a fabric roof.
It's very nippy around town although oddly has a large turning circle compared to other small cars. I think this car is a bargain if you can get a good deal. Ford were doing an offer which knocked nearly £3k off the list price meaning I paid £11k. Its worth every penny. Only gripes are the lack of interior stowages and a remote boot release.
We purchased the Street Ka Luxury 18 months ago and, after reading good reviews, with promises of strong residuals and a pleasurable ownership experience, we are now regretting the purchase.
The Yorkshire dealership were offering a £1000 saving on all luxury models as an introduction to the new car launch.
On delivery, the car had a large scratch on the roof storage pannel, this was repaired and we were informed that "it must have been damaged in transit". We later found that this was a deisgn fault on all Street KA's and Ford were working on a fix. The problem continued for the first 12 months whenever the roof was stowed away.
The other problematic issues are, loud cabin rattles, windscreen judder, lack of insulation on the roof lining, which leads to noisy journeys. The fuel economy is below average, around town I get 15mpg.
If, like us, you plan on buying this car on a PCP-finance agreement and are promised great residuals, steer well clear. The car retailed at £13,995 after 12 months of ownership and 3000 mileage, the car was valued at around £6,000 against a new car! This part exchange allowance was offered on a Honda and a Ford Focus.
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Amazing car, once driven, never forgotton, forget all the pretenders like BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK, they will never have the passion of a Porsche
I love this car! Handling is great, its fun to drive and even reasonably practical!