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Old 01-04-2011   #1
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Ford Ka........ What do u think??

Right the girlfriend has asked me to get your opinions even after i showed her the last thread lol

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Unfortunatly i cant be there to help her look but im trying to give her a list of things to look for soo if you guys could give some extra points it would be great

She has a budget of around 800 but can only really stay local to Maidstone suggestions of other cars are welcome lol

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Re: Ford Ka........ What do u think??

Its alright as a little run around but just to let you know, the interior is HORRIBLE when you actually get in them imo lol
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I know iv tried to talk her out of it lol

Atleast its not quick lol

soo whats the usual faults with ka's
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Not too sure tbh, the only problem with my aunties is that my uncle used to nudge it along with his nissan 4x4 haha dont think he liked it that much either...
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Haha i wanted her to get something fiat but she refusing
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Re: Ford Ka........ What do u think??

rust is ment to be bad on the ka
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lol buy my punto sporting..only a few problems with it..
Or just get her a sei and charge her when you buy it haha
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Re: Ford Ka........ What do u think??

Its only as bad as any other marque r.e. rust

Can be an issue on the bootlid though

Ok as a runaround, interior is basic, in fact its a basic car so not much can go wrong

Find out if its a zetec engine though, if its an endura engine it will be poor mpg and poor perfromance etc
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Pretty sure its going to be an endura
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Its only as bad as any other marque r.e. rust
not true others are galvanised

did you read the thread where i ask for info on these?
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Yhep i was asking specific to this car lol and i showed her that thread
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Pretty sure its going to be an endura
it will be at that age.. some of the later Ka's used an updated version called the Rocam engine. e.g sportka and streeka. there was no zetec option on the KA.. biggest problem with the Ka was rust around the filler cap. actuallty rust everywhere lol. ford learnt a big lesson with the KA and fiesta with rust.. if she really must buy a KA i would try for one with colour coded bumpers and as much kit as possible.
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on the upside i think they use a chain instead of a cam belt
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Re: Ford Ka........ What do u think??

my mother had to buy a car for the first time in many years after my dad died & the motobility car had to go. she had a limited budget, i looked around with her & 2 years ago to the month we bought a ford KA. its been brilliant, never let her down once & just sailed through its mot with no faults at all. road tax is cheep also!. her 1.3 is very nippy & good mpg. i do all her servicing (doing one this weeked for her), its a brill car, yes little rust around boot lock, but thats all. i would reccomend to anyone & think they are a joy to drive
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