Product Type: Ford cars
Newest Review: ... for new drivers in this car, the car you've been learning in will be a bit older than this car, KA, Ford or not so when your instructo... more
Reliable Little Run-About
Member Name: tleefox
Advantages: Very Safe, Easy to Park, Cheap to buy
Disadvantages: Quite high running costs for a small car
I bought one of these 3 years ago for my partner, to replace her ageing Renault Clio. Although the car we bought was a high mileage model, with over 100k on the clock, I have been very impressed by this little car.
The main reason we decided on the KA was that I had heard impressive safety reviews. By all accounts the car is designed as a kind of cocoon in case of an accident. Thankfully we have not had cause to test the theory, but obviously with loved ones safety is of paramount importance.
In terms of running costs, for a small car these are quite high. Becuase the car is a 1600 it is in quite a high tax bracket for a small car. In terms of fuel consumption, this is also quite poor for a small car.
In terms of reliability, we have never had anything major to worry about, and have only ever had to replace the normal consumables, which I am impressed by considering the high mileage on our car.
Summary: Mixed Bag - But Would Buy Another