posted 8 years ago

New Ford Ka 1.2 Digital

The Ford Ka 1.2 Digital 3dr has numerous virtues and 'one' vice.

The Ford Ka 1.2 Digital 3dr has numerous virtues and 'one' vice. Let us start with the positives. This pint-sized city car handles beautifully, looks fantastic, and is cheaper to run than a solar powered skateboard. As such, this 69PS run-around averages 57.7mpg and returns 64.2mpg on the extra-urban cycle. This means its emissions are lower than Greece's credit rating, so it sits in road tax band C/£30. The Digital also has plenty of toys. Features include: air-conditioning, power mirrors, alloy wheels, electric front windows, and a CD player. Ford will even glue-on parking sensors, Bluetooth, MP3 playback, and an electronic stability programme for a few extra pounds. That brings us to this vehicle's vice.

The Ford Ka 1.2 Digital costs a slightly concerning £11,225. The extras mentioned above increase this to £12,250. Even if we only consider the lower figure, this 'city car' seems pricey. After all, the 'supermini' class Ford Fiesta starts at £9,495 – and the family-friendly Focus costs from only £13,995. So, the Ka Digital is not – to my boring old mind – the best value machine on the planet. For some, however, this is irrelevant. They choose the Digital because they love the stripes on its bonnet, sides and roof. They love its unique seat fabric too, and the vibrant grill and chrome exhaust pipe. What better reasons to choose the Ka?