1997 Ford Ka 1.3


Cheap get-me-there


A few years in, serious rust problems started on the lower side of the body, the wheel arches and on the lower side of the door.

The power steering failed at ~70000km. Was fixed and failed again at ~90000km. There is a leak in the system.

The doors are not waterproof inside, so the speakers died a while back. They were removed, and when going around a corner in heavy rain, water can splash through the speaker hole.

The locks both failed, and were replaced with non-central locking ones.

General Comments:

It's a cheap *** car that will serve you kinda well if it has been properly maintained. It doesn't like harsh winters though, or salted roads.

The engine is ancient and the car does 8l / 100km (30ish MPG I think).

Great as a first car for a girl.

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

Review Date: 21st February, 2014