Ford Ka 1.3i 

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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 "

published 01/05/2007 | claire16c
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Pro Easy to park
Cons Headlight bulbs are hard to change
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"Good small car"

I bought a KA collection in 2001 as my first 'proper' car. Before that I had been driving my mum's old car.

I wanted a small car with air conditioning, and a cd player and preferably in silver, and that was it! So I ended up with this.

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.

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  • Miskah published 21/07/2007
    Great review ♥ßeth.
  • kineticspade published 02/05/2007
    Great review
  • nic63 published 01/05/2007
    These are lovely little cars. Nice review, Nic x
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Product Information : Ford Ka 1.3i 

Manufacturer's product description

Ford present the Ka 1.3i 8v Collection 3dr Hatchback with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

Product Details

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

Manufacturer: Ford

Power: 68

Type: Car

Release Date: 01.01.2005

Height: 1413

Width: 1639

Length: 3620

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

Cylinders: 4

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

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