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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 Luxury 2dr

    Darren Craven Date: 06/04/2005
    • Overall verdict
      2 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

    My car

    Very disappointing!

    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.

  • 1.6i 8v Luxury 2dr

    Sarah Murphy Date: 18/03/2005
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Great fun! I've owned this car since June 04, when I bought it without even test driving it as I was on crutches at the time. I haven't been disappointed (other than in the British weather, which means I haven't had the top down as much as I'd like).

    It runs with plenty of poke and a definitely licence-losing top speed even with only a 1600cc engine, as the car weighs so little.

    The roof is easy to put up and down, air-con is efficient when you want to preserve your hairstyle and the equipment levels, including heated leather seats and six-CD auto changer are pretty impressive. The only thing missing I would have like to have seen is a heated front screen to go with the heated wing mirrors.

    I recommend it highly for a fun, fairly cheap convertible.

  • 1.6i 8v Luxury 2dr

    Andrew Kim , Surrey . Date: 18/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The car is still the old Ka with the same interior with very small leg room.

    However it has very good space for 2 persons and is comfortable for both covering long distances. The boot is a very good size with enough space to store a suitcase.

    The engine is performing well but is a little noisy when pushed. It's capable on the motorway. The roof is very easy to use. No leaks but noisy on the motorway - not much concern

    The car shakes on the bumps and it is physically noticable. However the car is good in corners with nice steering feedback. A front set of mudflaps is highly recommended as the dirt reaches even on the side mirror. Without the flaps, it is very hard to keep the car clean.

    It's cute, and makes me smile every time I see it. It's very easy to maintain and doesn't cost much.

Ford Ka Streetka

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