2004 Ford Ka Collection 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

It's amazing! When this one dies I am buying another!

Faults:

Spark plug went in first week.

Alternator needed replacing after 23000 miles - I ignored the warning light on the dash!

General Comments:

Fantastic!

Cheap!

Nippy!!

This car loves corners!!!

Shockingly loud speakers as standard.

This list could go on and on and on!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2008

2004 Ford Ka Sport 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Perfect!

Faults:

Nothing at all! :)

General Comments:

Before I got this car, I was a bit worried due to some of the reviews I'd read! But I have to admit, I absolutely LOVE my Sportka!!

Mine's the SE version, so it has leather seats which are soo comfy! Inside I don't know how people get off saying it's small and the dash is tacky?! It's not AT all! The dash is like any other. I really like it! OK, it's probably not as good if you previously owned a Ferrari, but let's be honest, how many people who owned a Ferrari would then buy a Ka?!

Anyway, the seats are lush, and the cabin is plenty big, so that's 10/10 from me!

It handles lovely too! Nice steering; not too heavy, but not too light!

Outside is really nice too! The sport body kit gives it a sporty look, but still keeping it girly!

The engine!!! I read soooo many reviews saying the petrol consumption is really high, and you get low miles out of a full tank. Well that's a load of crap too! I've done almost 200 miles and still got a quarter of a tank left! That's just as good as my 1.25 Freestyle Fiesta, so I can't complain really! And the 1.6 engine is fast enough for me! In my Fiesta 5th gear just chugged along, but in the Ka it carries on going, pretty powerful!

Overall, I absolutely LOVE my Sportka!

It's a fantastic girly car with that extra sporty edge!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2008

7th Feb 2008, 10:38

You said it - girlie car! If you have driven ANYTHING before the Ka, you will find it cramped (ever had more than one person in it?), small and tacky!

22nd Apr 2010, 17:09

This car gets good reviews on Fifth Gear and Top Gear. Nice looking car. I'm thinking of getting one. There is only 1 major thing stopping me; I'm a man LOL.

2004 Ford Ka Sport SE 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Very nippy, looks great and drives brilliantly

General Comments:

As I only bought this car yesterday I can't really comment on the reliability or running costs and that sort of thing, but having wanted one of these for about 2 years my expectations were high and it's definitely living up to them!

The whole interior is a massive improvement on the standard T reg Ka I've had previously. In the short time I've had it I've noticed it can really move when it gets going. On the motorway it can keep up with traffic with no problems. My boyfriend, who is used to driving more powerful cars, agrees that the Sport Ka is a much nicer drive than the 2004 Fiesta I sold to buy it.

If you're a fan of the original Ka then I would definitely recommend the Sport version!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th April, 2007

2004 Ford Ka 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Looks good, but that's it!! Poor quality customers expect better from Ford.

Faults:

1. Noisy clutch release bearing.

2. Stiff engaging gears and too much pedal travel before engaging gear - bite point.

3. Ticks over too quick you can drive it with out touching the accelerator.

4. It as excessive road noise, sound like you are travelling on a underground Train possible wheel bearings going.

5. The steering squeals went you do a three point turn or on full lock.

6. Brakes feel very poor not responsive, you have to apply excessive peddle pressure and you can feel the peddle transferring the harshness of of contact between the pads and discs.

General Comments:

Buyer beware!!!

Purchased by Niece conned by sale's talk and colour.

Poor quality of car, brought with 9477 miles two months later and about 700 miles of driving done wished I haven't got it.

Very basic cheaply put together, built for looks and nothing else.

Very poor value for your money, my extra with car was a radio/cassette as standard.

Poor persons car, who thinks because it's a Ford should be good.

No back seat head room, is a two persons car only.

No power considering 1300cc.You can push by hand so is a light car, appears old technology re-badged.

Have nothing good to say about it, except Ford tried to capture it market on the cheap, for the sake of a few pound this car will cost them lot of long term returning customers.

Would not recommend you touch with a barge pole Any foreign car can beat on all points.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th April, 2006

18th Apr 2006, 08:49

"Very basic cheaply put together, built for looks and nothing else."

It's a cheap "runabout" city car and was only ever sold as such. What did you expect, a Mercedes E class?

"Very poor value for your money, my extra with car was a radio/cassette as standard."

Which means you got the basic one. Which means it was cheap. Or should have been.

"Poor persons car, who thinks because it's a Ford should be good."

What?! I have no idea what that is supposed to mean.

"No back seat head room, is a two persons car only."

Oh come on, look at the size of the car! What did you expect?

"No power considering 1300cc.You can push by hand so is a light car, appears old technology re-badged."

Had you done any research whatsoever, you would have quickly discovered the engine is based on an old 1960's design. Again, for the type of car it's fitted to, it's just fine. Simple, cheap, tough, low maintenance, economical. The SportKa offers a more modern engine and more power, but if it's power you want, why are you even wasting time looking at this type of car? Your expectations are comical.

"Have nothing good to say about it, except Ford tried to capture it market on the cheap, for the sake of a few pound this car will cost them lot of long term returning customers."

I think a far greater failing is your lack of research, lack of knowledge, and your clearly ridiculous expectations out of what is one of the cheapest cars on the market. Didn't you take a test drive???

"Any foreign car can beat on all points."

Of course it can. If you say so.