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VAUXHALL TIGRA Coupe 1994‑2001
22 owner reviews for VAUXHALL TIGRA Coupe 1994‑2001
This car is a little gem!!
VAUXHALL TIGRA 1.4i 16V 3dr (Review date: 12th February '13)
I have owned my tigra for nearly 2 years and it was 9 years old when i bought it yet it sailed through the mot and only needed a light bulb!.
Amazingly nippy around town and flies past everything on the motorway when you need it too.
Stylish little sports type car but much lower running costs.
Very reliable and mine starts first time every time, the wide wheels grip the road well even in icy conditions which proved a bonus a few weeks ago.
The only reason to part company with a tigra is if you have to ferry more than one tall teenager around at a time as they have to duck in the back seats!!.
Altogether a nice, easy but fun to drive, head-turning stunner of a car with plenty of boot space if needed.
Best car ever have
VAUXHALL TIGRA 1.4i 16V Chequers 3dr (Review date: 20th July '12)
I have owned this car for 5years and I bought it from my brother who had owned it for a year. It is 1999 model with 48k miles on the clock and when I bought it it had around 20k. When you look at it or drive it you would never say that it is 13years old car.This car is fantastic and never,never let me down. At the begining I changed water pump and camp belt and since that time nothing! Great sound system! When you fold back seats the boot is huge you would never imagine. Buying this car you are getting much more than you are expecting. Once I had a 4years VW Passat and I rather stick with my Tigra because I had so many problems with it. I recommend this car a lot.
Pleasant Little Car
VAUXHALL TIGRA 1.4i 16V 3dr (Review date: 11th July '12)
This was my first car, so i started driving it as well as learning to drive in a new Kia Rio. I will say that both the cars are very different - and this was what i found the hardest at first. I wasn't used to a car that didn't go without any acceleration - so I stalled most of the whilst driving the Tigra; However, now i drive it more often it has the nicest drive and is very smooth - it isn't very spacious and I wouldn't get 4 people in there as it would be totally squashed but it is ideal for two or even three people. The road tax is expensive - it costs me around £130 for a year; and as I am only a young driver - the insurance was very high. I do love this car now though and it is very reliable - even when i haven't drove it for a week it will still start straight off, I really would recommend it as a good little car.
My fave purchase
VAUXHALL TIGRA 1.6i 16V 3dr (Review date: 10th September '11)
I found this car on this site and bought it through a private seller for £550 with 79k on the clock, which I think is amazing, it is a timeless little coupe, always turns heads. It starts well each time and sounds beautiful.
The petrol seems to be lasting well so far, I've only had it a week. However the tax is quite steep, but the cheap insurance makes up for it. I have noticed that its a bit slack on wet corners, I avoid accelerating for fear of spinning out, I feel this is due to the Tigra's light back end.
It is also a high rev'er, you expect it to quieten down when you change into 5th at 70mph but it doesnt, but this doesnt appear to alter the fuel consumption too much. There's a few rust blisters but thats understandable when metal is exposed to British weather over 11 years. It looks great, sounds great, drives great, I have been pleasently surprised with my £550 purchase.
Value for money
VAUXHALL TIGRA 1.6i 16V 3dr (Review date: 26th June '11)
OK quick summary...
Value - Excellent value for a top quality car
Cost to Run - Not too bad if driven well, (but you won't want to).
Driving - Great drive, beats 306 turbo diesel without any problems!
Performance - Outstrips 306 td, golf tdi, 1.6 meganes and rover zrs.
Reliability - No problems so far - even in the snow!
Looks - Good from all sides
Space - Front seats great, not great for awkward positions in the back, but with the seats folded down has decent space - would also like to note, the seatbelts in the back are extra long and fit a LARGE mama and papa's baby seat in easily - one that doesn't fit in a Corsa or a fiesta backseat without an extension!
VAUXHALL TIGRA 1.6i 16V Chequers 3dr (Review date: 14th May '11)
ive enjoyed the drive, very responsive
VAUXHALL TIGRA 1.6i 16V Chequers 3dr (Review date: 15th April '11)
im not sure what to say, i bought this car to enjoy the sportiness of it but also has the ability to carry me, my wife and 2 children, brilliant for school runs expecially when it comes to parking. lookin at the size of tghe car from the outside, one may think the boot to be really small, BUT surprisingly its quited a decent size
I always fancied driving one so i went and bought it, its quite low so getting in and out can be an issue, our house is on a hill so this is expected, we have driven to birmingham and back on a few occasions and its been very good and economical too.
Ivew had it for about 6 months and its never given me any problems even through the severe winter conditions which was a blessing, this is the only car in the house so the school runs and being dropped off at the train station every day meant it needed to be reliable.
CONS: it has a bit of rust on the door footing bases but apparently I have been informed that it is common on Tigras
i have tried to open the sunroof but it does not open
thats about it actually
the great little vauxhall tigra-chequers ltd ed.
VAUXHALL TIGRA 1.4i 16V Chequers 3dr (Review date: 8th April '11)
this car is very economical and cheap to insure whilst having good acceleration too due to its lightness. even though it is a small car there is surprisingly plenty of room in the car and the boot is very deep with a privicy cover for your belongings. it has the added bonus of air conditioning which is very useful in the summer as there is alot of glass and so warms up quick. the back seats are surprisingly comfy as they look very thin and can easily fit large children in .. the main con is that there is little room for storage but its easy to reach in the boot and the back seat go down for extra room too.