1995 Vauxhall Tigra Reviews - Page 6 of 6

1995 Vauxhall Tigra Coupe 1.6i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.6i petrol
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Valve problems leading to major engine overhaul, ABS sensors had to be replaced and the engine is never idle and cannot regulate.

General Comments:

The Tigra was a waste of my hard earned cash.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th May, 1999

12th Oct 2004, 07:08

The Tigra is a fantastic car. You just picked the bad apple. I have a 1995 Tigra and it goes well and, to date, I have had no problems.

1995 Vauxhall Tigra 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

Exhaust gas regulator valve.

Driver seatbelt failed.

Cam belt tensioners failed at 30,000 miles but no engine damage occurred.

General Comments:

Was new October 1995. When bought I was doing 600+ miles/week travelling to and from work. I am a fast driver and have driven it hard and to its limits over the last 3.5 years. Good performance for a 1.6 (it's very light) and excellent road-handling.

It's now done over 80000 miles and I have had very few problems with it. I am very satisfied with the service I have received from the Vauxhall dealerships in Cirencester (from where I bought the car) and Bicester (where I work). I would definitely buy another Tigra - the only thing I want now is more power so I'm looking out for the uprated models due late this year / early 2000. These will definitely kick the 1.8 Elise & 1.8 MGF.

If you're looking to buy a Tigra:

1) You'll need to replace the stereo if you like decent music - the speakers too as those fitted as standard aren't bad but lack power - Vauxhall take note - fun car should = fun stereo system!

2) Get the Vauxhall extended warranty if buying new - it's good value & peace of mind if you rely on your car like me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 1999

1995 Vauxhall Tigra 1.6i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.6i petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10

Faults:

Engine cutout, cause unknown.

Exhaust recirculation valve failure.

Headlamp motor failed.

After less than 24,000 miles over 4 years, timing belt tensioner pulley failed: £3300 for a new engine, I'm currently praying that Vauxhall will foot the bill.

General Comments:

Sexy looking car, fun to drive if a little sluggish at times.

Dealers (here in Leeds anyway) are a little too keen to fix scratches by replacing wings.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th April, 1999

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 24 reviews