How come these were only available in silver, silver, silver and silver?
Don't you remember the late 90s? Everything was silver.
All my cars (and motorcycles) have been silver recently as I find it to be the best value colour on the market these days. Which is a shame because really red is my favourite. Red cars are getting a bit old to be proper shite, they're "classics" now.
I hated them with a passion when new but find them more appealing as time passes. I'm aware of their issues but feel I'm going to have to own one sometime before they all disappear and we collectively start to miss them!
When they came out they were the first interesting thing Ford had done in decades. This was pre Focus, and really at that stage, Ford's range was looking pretty dull and dated. I remember being blown away by it, a properly different "basic" car. Very brave project! It was headed by Claude Lobo, who also designed the original Capri... Check out the quotes below. Quite an interesting story - he had carte blanche to do whatever he wanted in order to create something completely new:
I would absolutely have one but the rot puts me right off.
This isn't all that rusty. It's much better than my £100 Mini was in 1997...Honestly I don't think it'll need all that much for an MOT but it depends who's testing it I suppose. Maybe a small patch on the sill, but if it does need it it's going to be a cheap or an easy one. A year's motoring in this isn't going to be costly if you're not bothered about cosmetics.
Main reason I didn't MOT it was the starter motor issue... and not really needing the Ka, as I say. My wife is currently refusing to drive a manual, and if we were going to have a second car in the family it would really need to be a small estate or van. Having this and the Beetle just made no sense... although if I'd had my way I would have sold the VW and kept this!
With that in mind swaps with cash your way considered (a small cheap auto or estate).