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 air conditioning caused a few problems at first with a leaking pipe, but after being fixed it is now ok and is great in the summer, I would definitely recommend it.The main bad point about this car is that the headlights are very hard to get to, even for a mechanic which has meant that after they once stopped working I got charged more than the average price because of the amount of time it takes them to fix it. Apparently KAs are known for this (and this is coming from a reliable mechanic bty!)
But apart from that it is a very good car especially if you live somewhere where parking is difficult because I can often squeeze into spaces other people can not.The glove box is a bit of a joke it is so small but is big enough to hold sweets, cleaning clothes etc. The car does have good storage on the side compartments of the door.
I have not sat in the back myself but my friends have commented on how spacious it is in the back for a small car. The only problem though is that there are only 2 proper seats in the back as there is not really room for a third person in the middle and even if you squeezed them in there is not a third seatbelt so it would be illegal anyway. So do not buy this car if you need to fit 5 people in it.I have heard from friends you can fit baby/child seats in the back though.
The car tends to shake a bit if you start going over 75ish, so not good if you drive faster than that.I also find its fairly easy to park as you can see out of the back windows pretty well, and I have found the visibly in some other cars of this size is not as good.
I would say if you want a small car that only costs a few thousand, this is a good car to get, but get it in a Collection style, and pay the extra for the A/C because it's worth it.
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