2002 Ford KA Collection 1.3i from UK and Ireland
I have got a green Ford Ka. When I bought the car, the brakes were not good at all. Have had all them changed (really cheap).
Also had to have a new wishbone. The car failed the MOT with rust and a headlight was shot.
The previous owner had a con MOT and never looked after the car.
I have owned this car now for just over a year now and it has never missed a beat; it drives like a dream. It's a bit nippy as well.
I was just wondering if anyone can help me out? I am going on 130 mile trip on holiday for a week on Monday; do you think she will take me there and bring me back? No motorways involved.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd July, 2016
6th Jul 2016, 18:37
It should be OK for your trip. 130 miles is nothing, I regularly did 350+ in one day in a VW Polo with similar power / performance.
A long drive especially on motorways or fast A roads are good for a car engine. Everything gets nicely warm, and unless you are driving at max revs in low gear, the car engine and transmission will be working at its optimum.
It's lots of short journeys where the car does not warm up properly that wear out the components.
7th Jul 2016, 19:00
I had a 1999 Ka Collection. I agree, it should make that trip easily. I would just top the oil and coolant up to their maximum levels.
There is no temperature gauge so I just checked the coolant level daily.
7th Jul 2016, 19:06
I had a 1999 Ka Collection. Mine also had a prior con MOT. It failed on the rust underneath which was so bad they would not weld it!
During my ownership it had a top radiator hose leak, which is impossible to fix unless the wheel and wheel arch liner are removed. I did not bother as I bought it as a disposable car and my only expense in a year was oil and antifreeze.
I ran it into the ground.