I bought my Ford Ka brand new, and not six months later, the overheating problem started. A few months later the head gasket blew.
It seemed to be going fine until last year, September, when my car started overheating again. A heat valve was replaced, then after that a thermostat fan was replaced. I was reassured that the problem had been resolved, until last month a new engine had to be replaced due to all the overheating problems.
Had my car back for a few days, when it went back in again (it had a knocking noise). Apparently it was the right front link rod, which come loose (which I've been told is not related to the engine being replaced), yet it wasn't like that when my car went in. I was told that a new engine, is like having a brand new car again... We will just have to wait and see, as my car had to go in again after it was replaced... I'm just so tired of all this...
To make matters worse, this dealership is not at all helpful... and now I have to pay the extra costs of the engine, even after they admitted that it was due to all the heating problems...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st January, 2010