Ford Ka (2008 - 2016)

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reviewed by Anonymous on 4 February 2018
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reviewed by xpto on 29 October 2016
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reviewed by yoyo1987 on 18 October 2014
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reviewed by sammyrai on 11 March 2013
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1.2 studio

reviewed by Anonymous on 1 March 2013
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Overall rating
4
How it drives
2
Fuel economy
4
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
1
Cost of maintenance and repairs
1
Experience at the dealership
3
How practical it is
1
How you rate the manufacturer

Good runner, easy to handle and robust body but.....

This car has let me down big time. I bought a brand new ford KA in 2010 after having used ford cars for many years. Within a short period of time an awful smell of petrol occured in the cabin of the vehicle and had to go in for a repair - poor quality part in the first place. Part of the exhaust deteriorated and required replacing at 150 plus pounds and very recent - one month after the warrenty expired - an dreadful vibrating/ knocking sound was heard under the vehicle at the front passenger side. This noise was particularly prevelant over humps and bumps no matter how small. The ford garage found a loose drive shaft into the gear box - £1000 repair estimate as a bearing had seized inside causing damage to the casing around the gear box. New gear box required. This is no fault of my own, not due to wear and tear and not due to damage. After negotiations with the ford garage repair occured where they stumped up the labour bill and i paid for the parts. I was fully assured that the noise had gone. Today i got the car back and the noise is still there in full force! The gear box problem is obviously not to do with the noise. There was 2 problems - one the gear box that i didnt know about until it was looked at (how many people have KA's now with this same problem that they are unaware of) and the vibrating . rattle sound that is still undiagnoed. I now want rid of the car and away from Ford. The Ford UK customer service were absolutley poor in helping and they thought ringing with a 'courtesy calls' was sufficient to help customers!

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reviewed by kerwen on 15 August 2012
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Price£8,995–£12,225
Road TaxB–C
MPG55.4–68.9 mpg
Real MPG82.0%

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