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richardS

Ka 1.2 Titanium Petrol

FORD KA 1.2 Titanium 3dr (Review date: 24th February '11)

4.5

Bought to do a commute with a mixture of speeds from 30-70 MPH (Mostly 50 though). It averages 55MPG when driven gently. Definately get a top spec model as the climate control air con and the sub woofer stereo is excellent! The car is very user friendly and is easy to manouver. Performance isn't great but you can't have everything! Interior is nice enough and Ford have done recalls on a few minor points such as some driver's experiencing a smell of fuel in the cabin through the breather pipes. Will miss mine but it's up for sale as I'm no longer commuting!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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patriciaF

Luv my Ka

FORD KA 1.2 Zetec 3dr (Review date: 24th February '11)

5

Couldn't be more pleased. Have had it for 10 months and still not tired of looking out the window at it! It's like a tardis with more leg room in the front than my mate's Cougar. Easy to park and very nippy. £30 a year tax and a full tank for £40 does me about a month. The only little niggles are a strange beep when I go over a bump, the sun visor clips off when you pull it down, petrol cap is a bit fiddly and sometimes the glovey door comes off on one side. But, after all said and done, i wouldn't swap it for anything else in it's price range.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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maryW

Twitchy & unbalanced, agood looking but expensive small car

FORD KA 1.2 Zetec 3dr (Review date: 15th February '11)

2.8

As far as looks go the new KA is far superior to the previous model, much more stylish and sporty looking inside & out. For a run around town its pretty good, but for travelling an distance its not! The styling is about as far the compliments go as far as I'm concerned! My main issue is that if you fill the car more than half full with fuel, the steering becomes twitchy and in my opinion (on the motorway at least) unsafe. It has a severe lack of power on hills and set-offs, the fuel economy never gets anywhere near what is reported, the best I have got it to is 45mpg. At around £10,000 the car is too expensive for what you get and as soon as my finance runs out on it in April I will be changing it!

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

1 / 5
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michaelE

Fuel miser!

FORD KA 1.3 TDCi Titanium 3dr (Review date: 11th February '11)

3.8

After only owning the car 2 weeks this is my initial review!

I travel a 23 mile trip to work and back everyday so a total of 46 miles per day! The trip is a mixture of town driving and Derbyshire urban hills! On the last 2 weeks I have been getting 55mpg with very careful driving so would imagine if was not economizing would be nearer 50mpg!

The car is brand new so hopefully may improve slightly but compared to my freelander which was costing me £65 a week in diesel I am more than happy with 50mpg from the KA! When I picked up the car from Derby and it was mostly flat A roads it did average 60mpg so am sure if your daily run is more flatter than mine 60+ mpg not unreal to expect!

I bought the Titanium trim which if it had not been on offer would not have bothered about, But it does have nicer 16" alloys, better sound system, and a climate control system etc over the zetec model

So far so good. as others have said the engine noise is apparent but to me anyhow not over the top and you can here the turbo especially!

As it is just for me mainly for commute the space is not an issue and the controls all fall to hand nicely. The only thing I would of liked is remote audio controls as standard at the premium you are paying for the top of range model?

Would so far in recommend to anyone doing a lot of miles and wanting to save some £££££

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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jamesL

Ford Ka - perfectly fine city runabout!

FORD KA 1.2 Style 3dr (Review date: 10th February '11)

3.5

Having owned the Ka for over a year now and done a few thoushand miles I can safely say its a perfectly good city/town run about.

MPG is very respectable and is averaging about 40 around town on short journeys.

On longer journeys however the lack of power after 40mph/4,000rpm becomes troublesome. It feels slow to pull up to motorway speed and can become noisy/whiny, but this is to be expected with a 1.2 engine that is designed for efficiency and not performance!

Pros...

Easy to drive around town

Responsive steering and easy to manouver

Would be perfect for first time driver

Boot space good for such a small car

Cons...

Feels underpowered on long journeys

Lack of internal storage space

Lack of rear passenger space and difficult to get in and out of

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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grahamC

Miss L O'hare

FORD KA 1.2 Style 3dr (Review date: 5th February '11)

5

Great car, stylish inside and out, cheap to run and fun to drive.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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trevorC

Low cost mobility

FORD KA 1.2 Studio 3dr (Review date: 23rd January '11)

5

As a pensioner on a limited budget I wanted, a cheap,reliable small car. Priorities were good fuel economy ,cheap tax and insurance and easy to get in and out of.

I settled on the current model of the Ford KA. Its forerunner had a good reputation and the new model,was slightly larger and easier to access, albeit for the driver and front seat passenger.

Road tax is free and it is in the low insurance bracket, so again keeping the costs down. Fuel consumption, now becoming an important cost with the price of petrol ever increasing is very good.

On the down side, although it is a 4 seat vehicle, access to the rear seats is obviously restricted and although I rarely ever carry more than I passenger, anyone who does will find they need to be slim and nimble to make use of the rear seats The boot is adequate given the overall vehicle size.

I would though reccomend the spare wheel rather than the 'pump up kit' that some are supplied with.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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garethF

Gareth Forster

FORD KA 1.2 Style+ 3dr (Review date: 18th January '11)

4.5

Ok, so as an 18 year old, getting a new car is always going to be hard! first insurance and then obviously wanting to look cool too!

I had a 52 plate KA as my first car which was a great little car to get me around town for 18 months. But when the time came to get rid of it and move up the ladder of cars, i didn't know where to turn! I immediately thought FIESTA! but i felt they were too small inside, and i was never a fan of the new KA and the way it looked! But over the last few months when the search was on for the new car, they started to look better and better - I looked at afew and felt running costs were great, £30 a year road tax was great, good economy and low insurance! The main thing i like about the new KA is it now has the quality that my first one lacked! Is feel safe, holds the road fantastically and is an absolute pleasure to drive! I must admit a basic model KA doesn't stand out but the higher spec models look great! For me its a perfect car, its nippy enough to get out of the sticky situations on the motorway, small enough to fit in tight spaces and it's a fantastic cruiser! I would recommend it to anyone, men or women! And of course, its a ford! its will *touch wood* last for a long long time!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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grandprix

Small car luxury with small car price

FORD KA 1.2 Grand Prix 3dr (Review date: 14th January '11)

5

I have had a couple of holidays since I took delivery of the car and find it to be exceptionally comfortable on long journeys, also the boot is much larger than the old model. The engine is very quiet on the road and the car has no rattles or vibration noises. The road noise is negligable on most roads.

The interior is well finished and all the controls are handy. it has electric windows and there is a computerised readout on the speedo which informs of temprature, if doors are not closed properly, radio and cd info, seat belt info, amonst others. The radio is very good with 6 speakers.

With the Grand Prix finish the exterior of the car does stand out well, it also has very wide 16" alloys and lowered suspension. The road tax is minimal and fuel consumption is good.

It may not be the fastest car on the road, but I find it solid and reiable

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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williamB

I am 20 and a boy so runing cost are a big thing.

FORD KA 1.2 Style 3dr (Review date: 14th January '11)

4.5

The ford Ka is a good car and for over a year it has put up with me driving it. I think ever 20 year old boy like speed and yes it is just a 1.2 but it has a bit of go but the big thing for this little car is that it cost £25 road tax. I can not get more than £45 of petrol (1 year a go it was £35 but that is not the car) and can get 425 mi out of a tank and I am not the most green driver in the world. Plus it is group 2 so the cost of insurance is not bad. Some of my friends are paying over £1500 still but I am now down to under £600 and the is full comp. I work as a photographer so the car get ever think put in and out it and for a small car it has some good space. In all for a small car I think it is very very good.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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