1998 Opel Tigra Sport 1.4i 16v from Portugal


A future classic


The only problem I had was a leak of oil from the power steering system. Easily fixed.

General Comments:

Quite a good-looking, fast and cheap car to own. The rear wheels do tend to slip if you curve to fast, but it is easily corrected using a little bit of the steering weel. It's better then under steering.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 2003

1998 Opel Tigra XI 1.6 16v petrol from France


Utter Crap


The car had various repairs and parts changed by the Opel dealership before I purchased the car.

The brakes, battery and belts were changed before purchase.

I had the ecu reprogrammed as it was out of tune, saying the car was a 1.4 litre 16V Automatic without air conditioning. This took away power and the car was unpleasant to drive.

The engine management light came on occasionally then finally stayed on and the car stalled, causing the speedometer to cease.

After placing 17" wheels on the car I have noticed a slight crack in the front left brake.

The last problem was the alternator which died.

All these problems happened in less than 6 months.

General Comments:

It's a nice looking car.

It's not worth the money though.

Has far too many problems.

Should be recalled by Opel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th September, 2002

17th Jun 2004, 05:29

Hi, I purchased my 1996 1.4 Opel Tigra in November 2003. 2 months ago, my cigarette charger blew up, my power steering belt fell off. My alternator light keeps coming on and cutting out the car when I'm preparing to stop. When the charger blew my speedometer stopped working. Does anyone know what the problem is?? Because being a woman I am not going to go to a garage to get robbed for a few simple jobs. Thanks Sarah Also,

1998 Opel Tigra Sport 1.6 16v from France


Rust forming in the engine bay.

Reverse light globe blew.

Exhaust system isn't well attached.

Brakes had to be replaced when purchased.

Electric windows had to be readjusted as they did not close properly.

General Comments:

It has a fair amount of power and torque for a 1.6 litre car.

The zippy engine makes it a joy to drive on the twisty bends and seaside roads of France.

However the car feels to strain at higher speeds in 5th.

The gears are stretched out far enough.

But for the price it's a very enjoyable, attractive car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2002