Opel Tigra Reviews from Malta

1995 Opel Tigra 1.6 petrol

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles
Previous carOpel Corsa


A good ride for a dude


Water started coming in from the tail gate drain system. All the back seats where getting filled with water and the seat belt metal sections got rusty.

General Comments:

I love the car's shape.. it is very nice, but sometimes I ask if it's really worth the money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2003

28th Apr 2013, 05:35

Exactly the same happened to my Opel Tigra. My back seats were soaking, and now the memory went in my car, which prevented the car from starting, which meant it had to be recoded.

1995 Opel Tigra 1.4i 16v petrol

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.4i 16v petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10


The timing belt and rollers had to be changed after 18k miles because of a manufacturing stage defect. Change made for free.

Cold starts not always perfect. Petrol additive necessary.

Brakes, tyres and fuel filter demand routine inspection.

Paint - especially bonnet paint - chips easily.

General Comments:

Looks are its biggest asset; dare I say it will get noticed before other much more luxurious or sporty coupes.

Car is rather quick for its engine capacity, offers good road holding.

There are several factory supplied engine modifications to enhance performance. Fuel regulator turns performance factors onto a new page.

The only thing I dislike is that it's an unbearable heat absorber in the summer. If you want one air-con is a must.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 1999

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews