1999 Opel Tigra coupe 1.4L petrol
Nice machine, the one I wanted for sure
Since I've had it the following things have gone wrong; heater radiator developed a hole, leaked all over the interior, very expensive to replace & clean.
Engine radiator and thermostat had to be replaced. had to replace the exhaust from the manifold.
Replaced the headlights as the standard lights weren't up to the job, not near bright enough.
Interior, dated by todays standards, driving position is fully adjustable with good visibility and reasonably good comfort. Don't even think about taking passengers in the back, people always hit their heads when they get into the back. Not designed for the very tall driver.
Exterior, looks amazing and still gets looks even though it's years old, very easy to make it look as good as any new car out these days.
Performance & handling OK I guess, this is my first car, there's plenty of speed under the bonnet, but it takes a while to get up to speed, not much feel from the brakes compared to other cars. Car has a tendency to rise on the inside back wheel when going around corners quickly. Beware of speed-bumps and potholes, I feel every knock in the road in mine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th October, 2006