The Ford Ka is a superb small car. It is cheap to run, fun to drive and reliable. From a male perspective, morons tend to judge this as a girls car or a hairdressers car. The Ford Ka may be under powered with only 70 BHP but the steering and ride quality are both excellent. I admit that sometimes you will wish you had an extra 70 BHP when it comes to things like hills, but all in all the power isn't bad for the size of the car.
The steering is very direct and responsive meaning that when the car is driven enthusiastically it is great fun. For a young drive like myself this car teaches you how to drive quickly yet smoothly. The lack of power in turn makes you optimize corner speed and corner exit. On roads such as the Fosse Way (B4114) the car can travel along at 70-80 MPH with ease and really become fun in the faster corners. EVO magazine has praised the Ford Ka on its good chassis dynamics and that says a lot for the car, seeing as EVO magazine test drive cars from Impreza Turbo's to Porsche Gt2's.
In regards to driving the car on a day to day basis, the car is easy to park and very easy to drive. My back sometimes suffer on long journeys regarding the size of the car (I'm 6'3). The size of the boot isn't huge but the car is big enough to transport all my stuff to University between terms.
Parts for the car tend to be quite cheap and because it is a Ford, all garages know how to fix them. One bit of advice I would give is, make sure you have the best quality tyres you can afford on the car, they really make a difference.
All in all, a very good car which is fun to drive, cheap to run and reliable.