Ford KA cars make great little run arounds. I used to have one myself. They are cheap to buy, cheap to run, and cheap to maintain. Great on insurance being group 2. Had mine for about a year and in that time nothing went wrong with it. When I say nothing I mean it started first time every time and I never had no trouble from the engine. These are the two most important things for me.
The car wasn’t without it’s little problems like needing a heater valve replacement, which I done myself, and the car had a coolant leak in the engine which meant it went through coolant a lot quicker then a KA without a leak!
The car also needed a fair amount of work doing for it’s MOT, which was due to expire within a few weeks. Couple that with the body rust and it’s safe to say that when selling this car it would be for scrap or spares or repairs only.
So the time came when I needed to get rid of the car. I wasn’t going to pump a load of money into this car, it wasn’t worth it. With the amount of money it would take I may as well just buy another run around. OK, so what’s the scrap value of a Ford KA. From my research the price range is around £75 – £120 (2013 – Still around the same in 2015) depending on where you go and whether you drop the car off to them or not. If they have to come and collect the car because it’s not drivable, or has no MOT etc they will give you less money going on how far they have to travel. However, there are a few places that also deal with Salvage and Recovery that will give you a bit more for your Ford KA. I was offered £135 for mine which still had short tax and MOT.
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But it wasn’t until I checked out some other avenues that I seen that you can get more for your Ford KA then the scrap value. First off eBay. Have you checked out eBay’s auctions for Ford KA’s being sold for spares or repairs.. Most actually sell for a decent price. I was surprised after adding some running auctions to my eBay watch list with what they actually sold for. Regularly around £200. In most of the auctions I watched they sold for closer to £250. Obviously eBay has it’s bad points. One being the fee’s to sell a car. To sell a Ford KA on eBay, spares or repairs or not, it will cost you £30. £10 to list the car and £20 if it sells. This is a bit of a rip off to be honest because you could put the car on Autotrader for 2 weeks for £10. Saying that, A car being sold as spares or repairs on eBay with a low starting price does have a better chance of selling if compared to Autotrader. One other negative aspect with eBay is time wasters, but I suppose that applies when selling a car using any method, not just eBay.
The best way to sell your Ford KA, for free, in my opinion is Gumtree. This is where I sold my Ford KA. A good thing about Gumtree is it’s split into locations. Like Gumtree London. Gumtree Birmingham etc. A bit like Craigslist. This is good because you get to target potential buyers that are close by. This is where eBay can be annoying. Lets say you are in Manchester and you have put your Ford KA on eBay. The winning bidder is from Birmingham and can’t get down to collect the car until the weekend. By the weekend they have changed there mind and no longer want to go though with the sale. This is a common problem when selling a car on eBay.
With Gumtree it’s much better. And it’s free. And it gets looked at a lot in your specific area, so you have a really good chance of selling your car locally. I sold my Ford KA on Gumtree for £230. A good result and a lot more money in my pocket then what I would have got if I sold it for it’s scrap value. It did make me think though, why would someone pay that much money for a car that needs a lot of work doing. I suspect it’s someone that may need spare parts or someone who knows how to fix cars and is confident that they can get it sorted for cheap and either sell the car on or keep it to use as a run around.