Used Ford Ka Streetka 2003 - 2005 review

Category: Sports car

Section: What is it like?

2003 - 2005 review
Ford Ka Streetka 2003 - 2006
  • Ford Ka Streetka 2003 - 2006
  • Ford Ka Streetka 2003 - 2006
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What's the used Ford Streetka sports like?

Cheeky, chirpy and cheerful is the best way to describe the Streetka. It takes all that's good about the standard Ford Ka and then throws in open-top fun to come up with an unbeatable recipe.

Ford worked hard to make the Streetka's body as stiff as possible (if a car's body flexes, the suspension can't do its job properly) and its efforts have paid off, because this little soft-top deals with bumpy roads in a way many more expensive cabriolets cannot. The standard Ka's excellent handling, precise steering and tenacious grip have also been preserved intact.

However, the Streetka uses the same 94bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine as the Sportka, and we wish Ford had just continued with the standard model's zippy 1.3. Instead, the 1.6 wheezes like an over-the-hill boxer forced to do one last round - and it feels about as nippy, too. Still, the gearshift is precise and it gives decent fuel economy.