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Old 12-01-2011, 05:10 AM
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Another update:

The annual MOT test has ruined my relationship with this car. I was hoping to spend a maximum of €130 on the test and servicing, but higher powers decided this would not be enough.

The brake hoses have rotten away, showing the canvas. I am not sure who needs brakes with 49 hp but it seems this must be fixed to allow passing the MOT test.

In addition part of the bottom of the car got a little crusty. The right side under the door has corroded over a length of 30 cm and the steel needs to be replaced and welded.

Rust on old Ka's is an issue : there is rust around the tank lid, rust at the bottom and at the inside of the hatch I was able to strip a piece of metal which was rotten away.

Total costs for repairs and service for today : €616. In addition, I spend €800 on a new clutch on the car in January. Ironically, I got rid of my previous Fiesta to avoid the same replacement of the clutch.

Let's get rid of this purple wonder soon and now finally buy something nice! The Gods have decided so...

Anyone interested in an almost as good as new Ka? I am asking €3.000 for it

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Old 12-01-2011, 05:28 AM
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:10 PM
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If you sell it in parts I am highly interested! I got a little project going myself for which I can use many parts! The remaining parts you can sell, they fit most Escorts, Fiesta's, Puma's, Focii and Mazda's 121, 323 etcetera! Even some Kia's use the same parts!
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:47 PM
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Even some Kia's use the same parts!
No wonder, these also weren't the best cars late 90's/early 00's.

I will try to trade the car in BTW when I get another car. But maybe I have to pay them ca$h for it and then forced to sell it
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:58 AM
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No wonder, these also weren't the best cars late 90's/early 00's.

I will try to trade the car in BTW when I get another car. But maybe I have to pay them ca$h for it and then forced to sell it
Yea basically the same platform was recycled by these Koreans. They used the chassis of the 3rd generation of Fiesta, which was basically the same as the Mk.4 with minor modifications. The Ka and my Puma were based on this Mk.4. I possess many technical manuals and also a Parts Catalog, it is surprising to see the cross-references to these older models. Did you know for example the 1.3L Endura engine was first used in the Ford Anglia?

Do you have any idea on what will be your next car? Get a test-drive in a Puma and I am sure you will be in love
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:14 PM
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You can find a recent thread about hot hatches I maybe interested in.

But being a carnut, this may change by the day. Today it will be a Clio Sport, tomorrow an Alfa Romeo GT and next week I maybe tempted of buying a practicle classic again.

Whatever it will be, it will finally be a car I like (besides being a mode of daily transport).

The only limitation is budget!
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:15 AM
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This car was traded in on the same day I picked up the Alfa, February 14th.

I got €550 back for it as it lacked power steering, otherwise I would get around €800. Not that I expected back more.

What is quite bizarre is that the car is now on sale again for €1.650! The car has gone crusty all around and its only options are a light reminder and a AM/FM radio with tape-player.

But at least I now got an Alfa, so what the heck ...
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:53 AM
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Indeed, the Ka has evolved from nothing (€550) to something (€1.650).

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This car was traded in on the same day I picked up the Alfa, February 14th.

I got €550 back for it as it lacked power steering, otherwise I would get around €800. Not that I expected back more.

What is quite bizarre is that the car is now on sale again for €1.650! The car has gone crusty all around and its only options are a light reminder and a AM/FM radio with tape-player.

But at least I now got an Alfa, so what the heck ...
How else is the local car dealer (I mean stealership) going to get a profit?

The way I see it, never look back on purchases, it'll save you a lot of grief.

Just enjoy your Alfa, I'm sure the Ford wasn't that great to drive anyway.

Case in point- my dad bought a very early 50 inch plasma TV for $8,000.

Now they can be had for $1500 or so, for a larger screen.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:49 AM
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Indeed, the Ka has evolved from nothing (€550) to something (€1.650).

Ouch, that was a mean one
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:04 PM
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The car was sold a few months ago. Hopefully not for asking price for the lucky new owner.

In forever memory I kept the screenshots from the advertisement.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:06 PM
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Bye bye Ka #2
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