2006 Ford StreetKa Review

2006 Ford StreetKa Winter II 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.6 Don't Know
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous carFord Ka

Summary:

Amazing, puts the fun back into driving!

Faults:

I had a problem getting the boot open, something to do with the electrics. It has never happened since.

The engine warning light came on after I had had it for about 4 months, but I wasn't losing power. I took it to the garage and it was covered by my warranty. It was something to do with the exhaust, sorry, but I cannot now remember what, but it would have been expensive had it not been under warranty. Since then I have had no problems and the car is now two years old.

General Comments:

Despite the two problems I had I really rate this car, but I am really glad I got the winter version. I usually take the hard top roof off in about April and don't put it back on until October. In the summer when I bought it is was fantastic, it really puts the fun back into driving! I swear I thought I'd be useless at getting the roof down, but I can do it in about 15 seconds now! Once though it was so hot inside (a scorching day), and I couldn't get a hold of the metal handles inside they were so hot! Luckily I had some gloves in the glove compartment.

I have been driving small boring cars for years now and always go for the basic cheap models and played it safe. Mt streetka is 2 years old though now and I really should be starting to look around for something new, but I honestly think I will keep it for another few years as I absolutely love driving it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th February, 2008