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ajprice
02-20-2005, 07:41 AM
This has been in Auto Express this week, and is also <A HREF="http://www.carpages.co.uk/ford/ford-ka-09-02-05.asp?switched=on&echo=154527385" TARGET="_blank">here</A><p><IMG SRC="http://www.carpages.co.uk/ford/ford_images/ford_ka_interior_09_02_05.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Anyone have news on the exterior, I'm not expecting big changes, but maybe new lights etc.<p>Anybody got anything on this?

Tidal
02-20-2005, 07:50 AM
They've changed the color options for the bumpers. That's it.

Nuvolari
02-20-2005, 11:45 AM
I read in auto-motor-und-sport.de that Ford changed the frontbumper like they did with the 'Ka Student'. This is a low priced base-model (about 7.900) which is already on sale.<p>Here are some more Details, found at <A HREF="http://www.fordeurope.net" TARGET="_blank">http://www.feordeurope.net</A><p>New standard features <p>Ka grows up in 2005 thanks to an entirely new wiring system which brings large car features to the Ford supermini for the first time. The features are standard on all Ka Luxury and Sportka models: <p>- Variable intermittent front windscreen wipe  for different intensities of rainfall. Continued <br>- Delayed final action wipe - clears the screen of any drips once the front wipers have been used and switched off. <br>- Reverse-gear rear wipe - activates automatically if reverse gear is selected when the front wipers are in use. <br>- Theatre style dimming interior courtesy light - the light gradually dims rather than switches off once the door is closed. <br>- Flashing lock indicators  the indicator lights on the car flash when remote locking is engaged. <br>- Auto-relock - the locks re-engage if the vehicle has been unlocked but not opened for a period of time. <p>Ka Collection will now be available with a new six-spoke design alloy wheel as a 400 option and Sportka will have tinted rear side windows. The familiar moulded bumpers are available in a choice of new colours, Torque Grey or Steel. <p>An enhanced dashboard means the addition of a new three-litre glovebox on the passenger side. This is a direct response to feedback from Ka drivers who wanted a traditional glovebox instead of the cylindrical box that came with the original styling. <p>The range of new standard features and options for Ka buyers are available now. <p>Source: Ford Media Site <br>Date: February 9, 2005<br>

jro4566
02-20-2005, 02:45 PM
...and I thought the ECHO interior was bad. This is horrible!

knicks125
02-20-2005, 02:57 PM
Rio &gt; Ka <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

odic
02-21-2005, 05:39 AM
I've found some pics of it on the same site<br><A HREF="http://www.fordeurope.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1433" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fordeurope.net/foru...=1433</A><p>but like i (Cetn aka Odic on CSS) said on their forum, i still want an exhaust in stead of the fog light....<p>

knicks125
02-21-2005, 06:09 AM
what is this thing...weird looking exterior, terrrible finish interior, every other subcompact car I can think of looks ten times better than this (I am trying not to bash this car but I couldn't help it, look at it yourself). No offense to Europe, I am so glad this thing isn't sold here in the US, and it should never ever be...I need a moment here <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/werd.gif" BORDER="0">

Top Secret
02-21-2005, 06:12 AM
I had always thought that the Fiesta was the replacement for the Ka...but obviously not.

-Peter-
02-21-2005, 07:10 AM
this is even smaller than a most of the subcompact cars, and It was ahead of its time when it came out in nineties. Styling was very original and it still is (it was designed in the time when Ford had courage to be original)<p>I think this is still one of the most popular small cars in Europe and because its based on old Fiesta it has doog driving dynamics too<p>To Top secret: Fiesta replaced Fiesta, Ka is totally different car and I think there is new Ka coming in few years.<p>To Jro4566: The interior isnt bad, its cute <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> and its meant to be cute, because its designed to the women.

knicks125
02-21-2005, 07:15 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>-Peter-</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Fiesta replaced Fiesta</TD></TR></TABLE><p>a car can replace itself...wow that's something new I learned today <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>-Peter-</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The interior isnt bad, its cute <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> and its meant to be cute, because its designed to the women.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>the word cute isn't used very much on interior, at least in this one it's not. The interior was designed for the women??? I am not too sure about that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0">

bolita
02-21-2005, 07:26 AM
I wonder why Europe does not implement the Ka's "butt lift" (only the rear was changed <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> ) in Brazil<p><br><IMG SRC="http://www.fotosford.com.br/Fotos/KAXR16L/images/prevs/prev2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Ford Brazil

odic
02-21-2005, 07:28 AM
hmm, i don't really like the brazilian conversion of the ka<p>btw, this one has puma wheels <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
02-21-2005, 07:28 AM
now that I like...so much better than the Europe's so called 05 Ka facelift

Laguna
02-21-2005, 08:47 AM
Quite like the Brazilian one.

-Peter-
02-21-2005, 11:51 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>a car can replace itself...wow that's something new I learned today <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I meant that Fiesta cant replace Ka because those cars arent in the same price -class, and because size is different<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>the word cute isn't used very much on interior, at least in this one it's not. The interior was designed for the women??? I am not too sure about that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I can use what word I want. and do you really think that any man would drive that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

odic
02-22-2005, 03:22 PM
well said <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>give me a sportka instead of a Daewoo Matiz (or do i have to say Chevy?? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> )<p>

knicks125
02-23-2005, 06:14 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>syclone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>take the piss all you want, but the fact is, ford has sold a ton of these damn things, and ford needs to update it to keep up with newer gay cars like the smart fortwo.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That being said (selling a good amount of the Ka), it wasn't a good update, they should've left it the way it was, and it would have probably been better <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">