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, £8000 will get you a 2018, post-facelift Ford Ka+, at the time of writing.
If you fancy the pseudo-SUV Active version that arrived in 2018, expect to spend £8500 or more.
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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: 56.5mpg versus 55.4mpg, respectively.
The 1.5-litre diesel is quite the fuel sipper thanks to 76.3mpg fuel economy.
As with fuel economy, the 84bhp 1.2 has lower emissions of 114g/km compared with the least powerful 69bhp 1.2 that puts oft 117g/km.
The 1.5-litre diesel emits only 99g/km of CO2.
Car tax (VED)
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.
Servicing and insurance
Expect servicing costs to be reasonable. Once your Ka+ is outside of the manufacturer's warranty period, you can take advantage of lower-priced essential servicing starting from £169 at the time of writing. For comparison, the equivalent level of service for a Skoda would be £184.
The lower-powered Ka+ is placed in insurance group 1, whereas the higher-powered car is in group 5.
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