What used Ford Ka+ hatchback will I get for my budget?
To find a decent early example, you'll need £6000 to get into a Ka+. If you increase the budget, £8500 will get you into the driver’s seat of a 2018, pre-facelift Ford Ka+, at the time of writing. This will buy you a good-condition car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, bought from either an independent or a franchised dealer. Up the money to £9500-£10,000 and you’ll find a facelifted 2018 car with low mileage from a Ford dealer.
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How much does it cost to run a Ford Ka+ hatchback?
The more powerful 84bhp 1.2 petrol engine actually has better running costs than the less powerful 69bhp version: 114g/km CO2 output and 56.5mpg versus 117g/km and 55.4mpg, according to official NEDC fuel economy tests. However, the lower-powered Ka+ is placed in insurance group 1, whereas the higher-powered car is in group 5.
The 1.5-litre diesel is quite the fuel sipper thanks to 76.3mpg fuel economy and only 99g/km of CO2.
Any example registered after 1 April 2017 will fall under the current flat rate system rather than the older version that was based on the CO2 emissions the car produced. Find out more about road tax costs here.
Expect servicing costs to be reasonable. As the car grows older, Ford will have plenty of servicing plan options to cover different methods of payment.