Used check: Ford Ka No Ka - tzenjammer more

No Ka - tzenjammer more

Not so original, but solid: The current Ford Ka makes a lot better than its ancestor. But no problem-free driving even the newer models not by the HU.

The old Ka was sometimes a disaster at the main study. Twelve years of the first generation of mini-car was built, a bestseller, but noticed by many TÜV - related defects. The new Ka has not only adopted by the spherical design from 2009, but will also provide high-quality technically much better. This is not always possible to Cologne from Polish production but.

Body and interior:

Even if there is no visual similarities, the Ka tells the Fiat 500 a large part of the art, they roll together in the Polish Fiat plant in Tychy from the tape. The new Ka, which is available as a three and five-door comes, outwardly not as idiosyncratic as its predecessor, therefore, rather it looks like a small version of the Fiesta. For the second generation now has a bit more room for passengers in the back seat. Plenty of space in the luggage compartment is 224 liters not, but the trunk is very well usable. Inside is a wide center console with contrasting plastic Ka emblem and generously distributed controls eye catcher - not necessarily classy, ​​but original. The seats are soft and tend to offer little lateral support, but for use in city traffic is okay.

Engines and chassis:

Much dynamics can not be expected from the offered 1.2-liter gasoline engine. The 51 kW/69 bhp engine acts rather tough. By the end of 2010, the gasoline engine with no start-stop system had to make do and was quite thirsty. A 1.3 - liter diesel with 55 kW/75 hp yet been offered to the market launch ( also from the end of 2010 with start-stop ), he is currently no longer in the program. In its prime - discipline chassis tuning, the Ford engineers gave the Ka an additional stabilizer at the front axle and thus more driving fun with than its platform - brother Fiat 500 promises.

Features and security:

In the basis of the Ka goes spartan before, air conditioning and CD radio it is only optional, or from the line " Cool & Sound", the stability control is only available at extra cost (360 euros ) - a feature to which it relates to the purchase of used vehicles eighth worthwhile. In the EuroNCAP crash test of Ka could reach 2008, four out of five stars.

quality:

Although the Ka as subcompact cars on average less miles on the clock than the average new car, which drives up after three years at the TÜV, it cuts a little above average from defects liable. There would, for example, inherited from the previous weaknesses in the axle suspension, excessive wear on the brake discs, often rusted exhaust - mind you at the first HU. On top of the engine problem, which is also already characterized the first generation: The Ka often falls TÜV auditors with heavy loss of oil negatively on.

Conclusion:

The second Ka is a reliable boy ( unlike his predecessor), says the breakdown statistics. The which were noted by the TÜV defects prove, however, that he has quite a few typical wear points - so he does not do everything better than its ancestor. Anyone who has doubts, holding on to a copy of a few kilometers. As early as around 4000 Euros are getting old Kas four years. Well equipped and with a few kilometers you have to put at least a thousand euros more on the table.