Ford Ka Reviews from Brazil

2003 Ford Ka MPi 1.0 gas

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.0 gas Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance61000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Good 1.0 engine. Maybe that's why it consumes so much fuel

Faults:

I only had to replace the battery and engine water recipient; it was all brownish and dirty inside.

I don't like its Km/liter ratio... On my Corolla, which is a 1.8, I get 10 km /liter. On this car, I got 11 / liter... but this is a 1.0 car! Should be much better.

General Comments:

Good car to drive in Sao Paulo city. A city full of traps and holes in the road.. The suspension is great. A little off-roader.

You can push this car to its limit with no fears..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th November, 2011

2000 Ford Ka GL Image 1.0 - 8v

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.0 - 8v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired17 kilometres
Most recent distance50000 kilometres

Summary:

It worths the price

Faults:

In the brand new car the cigarette lighter was missing.

Clutch system seems to be worn with just 50,000 Kilometers.

Brakes became poor even after service with the replacement of pads and fluid.

Steering box with strange noises.

Many light bulbs burnout too soon, specially for brake-lights, which is an important safety item.

General Comments:

Its design proposal is modern and elegant. A beautiful car.

Handling is super even considering the Ford KA is a very small car. It is very stable indeed. It performs curves very nicely and feels safe at any speed.

Driver seat is a little short for the legs, but comfortable. However in the rear seats there is not enough room even for only two people.

Interior revetment is made of tough plastic, which produces many noises within the years. Some of this parts, like the door panels and internal pillar revetments now have some slots.

Dashboard is well arranged and instruments are easy to read, but the missing of the temperature indicator is incomprehensible. Also the the glove box is too small, and uncovered.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2004

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews