Ford Ka 1.3i
Ford present the Ka 1.3i 8v Collection 3dr Hatchback with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol
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Review of "Ford Ka 1.3i "
The dash and interior is very original, but it works. The radio and fan ‘area’ is very oddly shaped, but it still looks good. The interior is very nice looking, not lots of plastic, but padding. The seats are very comfortable, and you just sink into them when you sit down, giving a nicer driving position and so making it easier to drive.
The stereo that comes with the car is also very good. It produces a good quality sound so all aspects of your music will be heard, and it will not muffle or crackle no matter how high up you turn the volume.
The car itself is very nice to drive. The gearbox is smooth and makes changing gear easy, in some small cars I have sometimes found it hard to find the gears, but no such problems with this one. The accelerator and clutch are a nice size and not to sensitive, again making it all that little bit easier to drive. The biting place is not to high or low, making clutch control easy and with the accelerator being just right, it makes it even easier, this gives me more confidence in the car at junctions and I don’t have to put the hand brake on the car. The brakes are also very good, not too sensitive or stiff, again, you will have confidence in this car if you find yourself having to break suddenly knowing its highly unlikely that the breaks will fail on you. The car comes with power steering making manoeuvres and parking very easy, the steering is extra light and you never find yourself having to fight the car, the steering never seems sluggish.
The car is also very nice to look at. Its original ‘pear’ like shape gives it a shique (sp) look and people will be turning their heads. I find this car looks much better with body coloured bumpers and I recommend paying that little bit more for this little luxury.
Driver and passenger airbag come as standard, and the car has a very safe feel to it, you feel secure and safe whilst driving the car.
There is also substantial boot space for a small car, you are able to fit a considerable amount of shopping in, or a couple of sets of golf clubs.
The only problem I can find, is the car’s acceleration, it doesn’t seem to have any at all. I am used to driving slightly quicker cars, and so when I pull out of a junction, the car hardly seems to move, and takes quite a while to get any speed. But besides that, I can’t find anything wrong with the car
Product Information : Ford Ka 1.3i
Manufacturer's product descriptionFord present the Ka 1.3i 8v Collection 3dr Hatchback with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol
Body Type: Hatchback
Fuel Type: Petrol
Range: Ford Ka
Range + Engine Type: Ka 1.3i , Ka 3 1.3i , Ka 1.3i 8V EFi Duratec, Ka 1.3i
Release Date: 01.01.2005
Weight: 905, 911, 898, 887
Transmission type: 5 Speed Manual Gearbox
Classification: Compact Car
Country of Origin: USA
CO2 Emissions: 147 g/km - (Man), 154 g/km - (Man)
Emissions Class: EU3
Number of Doors: 3
NCAP Rating: NCAP 3 Star Rating
Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 14.1 seconds - (Man), 13.7 seconds - (Man)
Maximum Speed (mph): 104
Warranty: 3 years / 60000 miles
Fuel Capacity (litres): 40
Torque: 78@3000 lb/ft
Driven Wheels: Front (FWD)
Insurance Group: 3, 4, 2
Engine Size (cc): 1297
Boot Capacity (litres): 724
Available Trims: Collection; Luxury; Style
Listed on Ciao since: 12/07/2000