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Ford Ka (1996-2008) review

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The original Ford Ka proved to be a huge hit for Ford. The first generation, made from 1996 until 2008, was one of the UK's most popular city cars. With its unusual styling and down-to-earth mechanicals, it still strikes a chord with younger buyers. But should you really consider a model that's so old? Find out in our road test review.
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