Ford Ka Review from Estonia

1997 Ford Ka 1.3

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance92000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Corsa

Summary:

Cheap get-me-there

Faults:

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

Average review marks: 4.0 / 10, based on 1 review