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.