2001 Ford Ka Reviews - Page 6 of 6

2001 Ford Ka Collection 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance7854 miles
Previous carCitroen Saxo

Summary:

Nice little reliable car

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

This car is fast for its size and well capable of 100 mph. There is a lot of noise when travelling at 50+.

The interior is comfortable for a car its size. The car is suprisingly uneconomical for its size and uses more petrol than I imagined.

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

Review Date: 11th September, 2001

2001 Ford Ka Collection 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired19 miles
Most recent distance1600 miles

Summary:

Nippy without the air conditioning on!

Faults:

No problems really apart from it has a bit of trouble getting into reverse, which I am going to discuss with my dealer.

General Comments:

It's a good, nippy little car, got it upto 90-something miles an hour and it doesn't even shake! Woohoo!

I think the seat height adjustment should be electric. Why do it if it's not electric!!??

Air con kills the acceleration. When air con is on, it takes a while to get a bit of speed up. Very annoying.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th July, 2001

8th Sep 2002, 08:46

Over a year on, after this review.. I have had more problems... a leak on the passenger door. Dealers deny all. try and fix it, don't do anything, still leaked.

Tried to charge me, it was only a year old in march! Pillar stickers are now peeling off, making it look rubbish, and now it has been recalled so I have to take it back in again...

This car is falling to bits slowly, but surely... only a year and a half old.. owned since new. Will never buy a ford again. Ever.

14th Jan 2003, 03:49

Wouldn't want another even if it was given to me! Three years after buying it I added up the receipts of getting it fixed - £1200 not including bits and pieces and lost receipts! Head gasket went after having it for just 2 years - Ford paid half the bill, still had to find £200 myself! Whatever you do don't go for an options deal - complete waste of money - although it sounds good at first. Can't wait to part exchange it - next car Citroen Saxo Furio!

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 21 reviews