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Old 01-05-2021, 05:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ford Ka mk1 tips for efficiency?

Driving a mk1 Ka at the moment as a temporary car while waiting for parts to get my main car back on the road.

Any Ka owners here? Currently been getting 6.5L/100km out of it with easy going driving. Seems kind of big for a car that size

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Old 01-05-2021, 11:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like pretty typical gas mileage for one:
https://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/ka

Which engine?

That's about the same I get with my Echo - bit bigger, heavier, with an automatic - so...it should be able to do better.

Short trips on a cold engine?
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Looks like pretty typical gas mileage for one:
https://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/ka

Which engine?

That's about the same I get with my Echo - bit bigger, heavier, with an automatic - so...it should be able to do better.

Short trips on a cold engine?
Well some short trips on a cold engine, not many. Guess the Ka just is a bit thirsty.
It has the 1.3 liter endura-e engine. 60hp

Edit:wife used to have a 2002 manual yaris, that thing chugged about 5.3L/100km with normal driving
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It is thirsty, for such a small car and engine. If its the older 1.3l(pre 2002?), it's probably just not built with enough modern FE tech under the hood; old engine design they kept updating over the years. (Like the Ranger 4 cylinder engines)
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Yeah, that one is a 1998. I shall take this as a challenge and see how low can i go.
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Hi iikhod,

Pump the tyres, put a grille block and optimize your driving style and glide as much as possible.
this will drop your consumption by at least 0.5l.
It worked for me.

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