What used Ford Ka hatchback will I get for my budget?
£1500 will get you the very highest-mileage Ford Kas, or written-off and repaired cars. You would be better off spending £2000 or more, which gets you an early example with average mileage and a full service history. Expect to pay £5000 for a 2014 1.2-litre Studio model with 30,000 miles or less, meanwhile.
The Ka was also offered with a diesel engine, but this was only available on higher trim levels and was significantly more expensive than its petrol alternative making it the least popular Ka. This is reflected in the used market, as it's not only harder to find, but also pricier, with a half-decent example starting at £3000.