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bikeruk111

2004 Streetka Luxury

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Hi all.

newbie here needing advice.i am about to purchase the above car for the wife.the car is in great condition. 55000 miles.t&t.just had a new spring fitted.advisery on the front brakes (no prob with that) the only nagging thing I have is that all I have read about the car is bad.is it really worth the hassle or are there some good points about this car just not being mentioned..many thanks paul.

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fun little car but like the ka in this age bracket it may have rust . give it a really good look over and take on a good run over speed bumps & do a stop start on a hill to make sure the clutch is ok.

if you do get it hope your wife enjoys it. or perhaps look at the pug 206cc

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Will do.many thanks for the swift response.

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One thing to watch for is the car tax is it is very high for a small car. It is in a higher tax bracket than a Fiesta ST150 with its 2 litre engine.

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MPG is quite high and it's fragile. You need to know how to open and close the roof correctly. The cold air blower can fail needing a new valve. Springs are weak and the boot light switch can fail draining the battery.

At this age my advice would be to have one as a casual car that you can garage and be prepared to pamper. I would not recommend it as an everyday car to drive and forget.

We had great fun with ours but in the end it had to go because it was demanding too much attention. It's a bit of a diva :)

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Thanks for all the advice guys.decided on giving it a miss.sticking with the focus for now.once again cheers for all the advice.Paul & Jen

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