We have a new model Ford Ka 'Edge'. The running gear is mainly Fiat (the tried and tested Punto 8 valve OHC non interference engine). The Ka is about 2k cheaper than the Fiat 500 (which the running gear is shared with) and is an easy car to live with. So far we are averaging 50mpg driving sensibly. Nice steel wheels, which wont chip if it curbs, and a full size spare wheel none of that glue and pump stuff. Its got a good size boot for the family shopping trip and good room in the back for two adults. Air con comes as standard for those hot summer days (?). We looked at a Fiat 500 first but were offered silly money for our trade in but Ford gave us a good deal. Will keep you up to date with any problems.: