Ford Ka (2nd generation) buying advice

Ford Ka (2nd generation) buying advice


The second generation Ford Ka
was introduced in 2009. It was about time, because the first
generation Ford Ka was 13 years old. The first generation was very popular,
partly because of its design. It was one of the first exercises
of Ford’s new X design. The car was a big hit. I think every housewife and
hairdresser who couldn’t afford a TT bought a Ka. I have to admit, you still see a lot of them
on the roads, so the cars weren’t bad. However, you can’t keep using the same design,
so the second generation was introduced in 2009. That was this one. It’s still being
sold new, starting at 10,000 euros. Ford co-designed the Ka with Fiat. It may not be the first car you’ll think of,
but the Fiat 500 shares a platform with the Ford Ka. There are similarities in engines
and transmissions, stuff like that. We’ll get back to that later. You can choose from a 68 hp 1.2 gasoline
engine or a 74 hp 1.3 TDCI diesel engine. ENGINES
gasoline, diesel I have to say it has more hp and that does
make a difference in such a small car, but the TDCI is heavier, which doesn’t improve
the handling and it’s not much faster. So, in the end you’re probably
better off with a gasoline engine. Speaking of which, good luck
finding a diesel engine. 575 Ford Kas of this generation
are for sale on Marktplaats.nl Of the 575, three have a diesel engine.
A 5-speed manual transmission was standard. Something which wasn’t standard
are power windows or A/C. If you want that, check if the car you’re going to look
at (around the corner, because a lot are for sale) has the options you want. The nice editions were
Titanium and Titanium X for the newer cars. A lot of goodies come standard in the car. If you’re looking for a second-hand Ford Ka,
you’ll need to spend 4,000-15,000 euros. 15,000 euros for the youngest, rarely used cars;
and 4,000 euros for the decrepit cars from 2009. If you’re looking for an economical
city car which handles well, is quick and not too expensive to maintain,
a Ford Ka may be a good choice. However, there are things to watch out for. To begin, the first produced Ford Kas
had deforming windshield wipers. The windshield wasn’t wiped properly,
which you see quickly enough. It’s no expensive fix, but check it before paying
the car dealership where you’re going to buy the car. Next up are the rear seat belts. They wear
quickly where they disappear in the C-pillar. Too much wear won’t pass the periodic vehicle
inspection, so check if the seat belts are OK; even when you never use the back seats. One of the pros is a con; it’s a typical city car.
Check for dents, scratches, things like that. If they’re there, decide if they’re bad enough
to use as a negotiation point to lower the price. In addition, people on the Internet complain
about windows fogging up quickly. Even the cars with A/C, so check on a cold
winter’s day or when it’s wet if everything fogs up. You could consider placing a moisture absorber
in the car overnight during the first weeks. It’ll remove a lot of moisture from the car.
You can repeat this when it recurs. Last, there’s something with the 1.2 gasoline engine. The modern varieties of the EU6
had a software problem. When moving off or doing a hill start,
the engine may almost or fully stall. It can be solved with a software update they have at
Fiat, because the Fiat 500 has the same EU6 engine. If they can’t help you at the Ford
dealership, a Fiat dealership can. Finally, there are things to
watch out for in the 1.3 TDCI, which is the same engine as
the 1.3 MultiJet we know from the Fiat 500. That means a number of things.
First, the head gasket is fragile. Not bad, but fragile. In addition, you’ll have to change the oil frequently. Rather sooner than wait for
the car to need maintenance. The engine will run more smoothly.
And the clutch is sensitive. Know these things. Test if the clutch does
its work right and you’ll know enough. It’s a reliable engine. Not much breaks.
It keeps working if you give it the love it needs. Today we traveled up north
to Autobedrijf Boek in Arum. We borrowed a 1.2 gasoline version with
pretty blue paint in the Cool & Sound edition. This means it has A/C and a nice sound system. It’s simply a pretty car with less than 100,000 km
(62,000 miles) on the clock. It still looks good. THIS CAR If you’re looking for a second-hand car and want
our help, or if your company has a nice car for sale for which we may shoot a video,
please send an e-mail to [email protected] Subtitles – Maru’s Text Support

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