2002 Ford Ka LX 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
Bags of fun in a small package for the single town/city commuter
Nothing has gone wrong with the car as yet.
The styling of the car elicits "I hate it" or "I love it" comments. I like it as it is daring compared to most of the bland designs on the market.
Road holding is brilliant. You can throw the Ka around a corner and it sticks to the road like glue.
Fuel economy is super. Despite having a small tank, the car sips fuel. Fortunately the Ka has five gears. I suspect with four it would be greedier.
Road noise - dreadful. It is so noisy that the radio fails to drown out the noise. Truly terrible for a car that is terrific to drive.
At low speeds, the car pulls away with gusto. You can hear the engine working away. At high speeds though, the engine runs out of puff. Don't consider overtaking on the motorway - you'll only embarrass yourself. Plus the road noise would drive you a little insane.
Seats are comfortable. Despite the driver and passenger sides having adequate room, I would never subject anyone to sitting in the back. It is too small even for children.
The boot is tiny. One sports bag takes up all the available space.
Interior is too dark - almost on the edge of being oppressive. A fair bit of metal exposed. A bit of trim to cover the metal work would have been welcome.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th December, 2002