Product Type: Ford cars
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Glad I wasn't scared away by horror stories
Ford Ka in general
Member Name: Amzii91x
Ford Ka in general
Advantages: Small, Cheap, Reliable
Disadvantages: No passenger airbag
When my Focus packed in, I was forced into a small garage with my tail in between my legs asking for a cheap car on finance. I've had my little KA a year now, and I've not looked back. My KA is reliable, cheap to run and and not too expensive on repairs. I have a very very standard 54 plate 1.3 KA. I have to start by saying that this car is most definitely, in my opinion, a girls car. Maybe my opinion is swung by seeing my 6ft odd manly boyfriend driving it (hilarious). It was difficult getting used to just how basic this car was at first, no air con, no electric windows, no height adjusted seats and my main gripe- no more sitting inside my car on icy mornings waiting for my luxury heated windscreen to melt away the ice, nope, I now have to actually do it myself. When I first bought this car I felt it should have stone wheels and no engine- I was wrong. You need to bare in mind that the model I own is as basic as you can get without biking, and not all KA's will fit my boring cars review!! Don't get me wrong, I love my car, it's just sailed through its MOT after a year in my care (shock), but its not exactly the Lamborghini I imagined rolling upto work in! The car is simple (I think I've got my point across, one more time-basic!) but absolutely perfect for my needs, it gets me from A to B and that in itself is easily better than previous cars I have owned. It's not exactly speedy, but it can be nippy (downhill) when an overtake is needed. The main gripe about my car cosmetically is that I have the plastic bumpers, and not colour coded ones. But apparently the plastic ones are about £15 to replace if needed, so cheap! Unfortunately it hasn't worked on the self-clean option yet, so not perfect. I had heard all sorts of horror stories about KA's leaking, letting rain in, self combusting outside peoples houses with no one around but i thankfully haven't had any of these problems, the only problem i can think of is me being overly cautious about the car not having a passenger airbag, But in all seriousness, I love my car, it doesn't cost the earth to run, it's reliable, it would make a great first car for anyone and all in all I have had no major problems so far.
Summary: Great for first cars, or just to get from A to B!