1997 Vauxhall Tigra Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1997 Vauxhall Tigra MARINE 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carVAUXHALL CORSA

Summary:

It is the best car I have ever drove perfect little runabout and extremely reliable

Faults:

The windows don't come back up properly they slide back down.

The brakes are making a squeaky noice at preasent getting repaired next week.

The brake lights disconnected.

Part from that brilliant car it is not bad as it is about 9 yrs old.

General Comments:

It is a nippy car.

It is not very big inside however you get a big boot.

You can get kids not adults in the back.

The back seats are on by Velcro and not very comfy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th July, 2006

1997 Vauxhall Tigra 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 miles
Most recent distance60300 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Absolutely brilliant

Faults:

I am really impressed with my baby.

The passenger window refuses to go all the way down.

I had the car washed and there was a nail in the Tyre so this is all I had to change.

Absolutely brilliant I love this car.

This is the only car I have had the most luck with.

General Comments:

The engines sound noisy when it wants oil as soon as you top it up its fine.

The power is brilliant and I can overtake BMW's other fast cars.

The rear seats are super tiny though and is suitable for children not adults.

The boots really spacious though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2005

1997 Vauxhall Tigra Marine Coupe 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance68000 miles

Summary:

Great to look at. Awful to own

Faults:

The cam belt snapped.

The petrol gage gave up.

The big end and crank went and cost £650 to fix.

Then a month or so later the engine had to be replaced as the work on the crank and oil filters etc didn't cover the major engine damage!

General Comments:

The Vauxhall Tigra was and probably always will be my dream car.

But after having so many problems with mine, and shedding so many tears and sleepless nights over it... I think the time has come to part with mine.

For the first 3 month of my owning the car it was amazing, then slowly, but surely every little bit of it has failed on me.

I am gutted.

The car is really nippy, but shuddery and the windows go up and down at a snails speed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th January, 2005

1997 Vauxhall Tigra bermuda 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carFiat Punto

Summary:

Tigra Grrrrr Grrrrr

Faults:

Cam belt has just snapped at 48,000 miles causing major repair bills!

Had problems with the electrics, but only minor.

Reverse light switch went.

Break spring was sticking when first purchased.

Deadlocking spring has gone on passenger door - will it unlock, won't it unlock, it's a lottery.

General Comments:

I love my little Tigra, but just recently it has started to go a little dodery as it has hit the big 50! The cam belt snapped at 48,000 miles, but this was no surprise as it was 8,000 over the recommended mileage for a new one - I am in wrangles with Vauxhall over this one...

The electrics fizzled out, but that was due to a faulty bulb, and the reverse light switch was repaired under warranty.

However in the grand scheme of things, the brakes, tyres, suspension etc. are fine and I have had no real repair bills apart from the cam belt, it has been a well behaved little motor.

As for the car itself, the cabin is "snug" and the seat-belts do drive you insane as they are always getting slammed in the door or stuck round the back of the seat.

BUT I am on the internet now looking for a new car and I can honestly say I haven't found anything else which even remotely catches my eye. My friends things it's the slinkiest thing they've seen, I love posing in it and it looks like a lot more 'dollars' than it is. Make some more Vauxhall!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th January, 2004

8th Dec 2005, 05:27

I have a beautiful car love it to bits and is the best thing I have ever driven.

15th Jul 2006, 08:42

My tigra is just like yours I never got any real faults except for the cam belt the windows drive me insane when I put them up they slide back down.

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 17 reviews