1997 Ford Ka 1.3 from Finland
Funky, but unreliable car
Sills and chips got both rusty. Sills were extremely expensive to replace. The part cost 188 euros for a piece and whole process cost almost 1000 euros.
Constant adjusting of tappets which were caused by worn-out camshaft. New camshaft cost 280 euros and with work it cost 750 euros to replace. Nice.
Sway beam had to be replaced.
Nice car to drive. Very stable and good-looking.
However the quality of Ford left something to hope for. I got tired of my old 15 year old Fiat Tipo and it`s constant repairs, but Ford Ka was worse. And the spare parts were more expensive.
My next car will be made in Japan.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th May, 2004