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How To Buy A Used Ford Ka

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#1 Frogmella



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Posted 24 June 2010 - 04:55 PM

Hello All,

My daughter has just passed her driving test and is about to buy her first car. She wants a Ford KA. I'll have to go with her to try and find a decent one (and I'll probably end up doing any servicing and minor repairs too.)

Can any members give me a guide as to what I should look out for when buying a used KA so we have the best chance of getting her a decent little motor!

We have about 2k to spend, what should we be able to get for that?

Thanks in advance for any help, it will be very much appreciated!

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#2 delboy


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Posted 24 June 2010 - 05:13 PM

have a look about on trade-it etc & see what prices they go for

see if you can get a registration then phone insurance company to check a price 1st
that way you will have an idea on insurance

to look out for for 2k there is not much as you should get a good one

go for a 02 plate onwards.

check door sills as they are prone to rust
get one with colour coded bumpers & power steering

they are cheap to run & easy to repair

go for something like this one m8


what ever one you lookat take it for a good test drive & take it over bumpy roads to hear any rattles etc as they tend to get througe lower suspension arms but cheap to replace yourself
about 30.. a pair & check rear suspension springs they tend to break & open boot up & push car side to side to makesure the rear sub frame is not worn
any play leave it alone unless you can replace the rear rubber bushes .. about 30.00 a pair from fords.
any more questions plzz ask as i have done just about all you can do on a ka inc clutch etc

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