An expensive mistake
I was desperate for a black Vauxhall Tigra when I was able to buy my first car.
It has been serviced every year since, and ran fine for three years until its first MOT, which proved expensive.
Ever since something major has gone wrong with it every year.
There have been minor niggles like the seat covers wearing, the electric windows on go slow and making a terrible clicking sound unless fully down.
This year though, with 82,000 miles on the clock (is this a lot for a six year old car?) the left back wheel bearing and axle collapsed and had to be replaced. Very expensive.
And now cylinder four is apparently misfiring and they think the gasket head has gone as well as some exhaust valve. Looking at paying £1000 to repair all of this - the car can only be worth about £5000 at most now.
Plus, overall, servicing and MOT at Vauxhall garage is very expensive - I will not be buying Vauxhall again.
It's all a shame because the car looks so good and had proved fine for first few years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th August, 2003