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
Big love for a little car!
Member Name: alziec
Advantages: Everything! It's a fab car for learners or those who have just passed especially!
Disadvantages: Not really any, the white version gets a bit dirty, the gear changing can be irritating sometimes
I've had my little car for a year now. My mum bought me it when I was getting close to my driving test to practice in and so that I'd obviously have a car to drive afterwards and seriously guys if you're a new driver or learning to drive this is the car for you!
I was learning in a Vauxhall Corsa which is A LOT different to this car so when I first got in this car I was like woah, this is like nothing compared to the car I learn in. The gear stick, wow, it is in the perfect place. Most gear sticks are really low down so you have to like reach down to change gear and occasionally, especially when I was learning, I looked down at the gear stick which was obviously really quite dangerous! However on this model of the KA the gear stick is raised so it's almost to the side of you so when you reach left it's practically there! I loved this feature to the KA, it's what won me over. Being quite small myself it was a perfect size, the seats are raised, the gear stick is in the palm of your hand with no unnecessary head twitching!
I have this car in the white colour, which is one of the standard colour which I don't mind actually I thought the colour variety was fabulous actually with lots of elegant colours, and also some masculine colour perfect for all genders to drive.
It's a handy little bob around car, I think the furthest I've driven is like an hour in it without stopping and it did it fine. It doesn't really like going any fastest than 70 mph and the brake occasionally squeals at you if you press down on it too fast or hard which is understandable.
The seats are all really easily adjustable, there are no rear doors so it's necessary for easy moving in the seats. The boot is actually really spacious for such a little car and plus there's back seat space. A question no one really answered for me when purchasing this car was whether the back seats came down to make the boot space bigger and yes they do, perfect for I'd say like a scooter, or small bike, or even a walking frame or fold up wheelchair.
If you can't tell there isn't really anything I dislike about this car and that doesn't stop at the petrol consumption. If you're looking for a little run around car with a low fuel consumption, this is it. I put £20 of petrol in this every 2 weeks and when I fill up in the second week it's not even on the red line! It's fantastic! I use my car nearly every day as well sometimes long journeys sometimes short but almost every day and it's AMAZING, it's not guzzling, it's not greedy, as long as you're in the right gear and not braking heavily all the time (which you shouldn't be doing in any car guys!) then the fuel consumption is one of it's main features.
My only warning 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 instructor says you should be in second gear for 20 mph, third for 30 mph etc, it really DO NOT apply in this car. I can be in fifth in this car, doing 30 mph around my village. Now, this sounds really strange and you'll be thinking why does it do this? It's a eco-friendly car, and basically the higher gear you're in, the less fuel pollution you're spreading (in layman's terms!) This isn't a bad thing don't get me wrong, it's just a bit of a shock because on you're dash board (another REALLY cool feature) it tells you when to change up and down gears by showing a little arrow up or little arrow down. So when you set off you go, first, straight into second by about 10 mph, straight into third by 20 mph, and by 30 mph you're in fourth and IT STILL ASKS YOU TO GO INTO FIFTH! It is absolutely crazy but that's what it does!
This car is honestly such a great car, I can't fault it. It looks a bit wimpy next to my mum's big Volvo, but it can sure give it a run for it's money in features terms! Great radio and CD player, great interior design, great range of colours, eco-friendly (save the planet!), lovely shape, easy to park, everything, I love my little KA!
Summary: This is a lovely car, I've really had no troubles with it, great little nip-around!