2000 Vauxhall Tigra 1.4 from UK and Ireland
I love my Tigra... Please Vauxhall, sort the electrics
My car has been brilliant for 6 years I've owned it. A reliable good drive. Even with a small boot, with the back seat down I can get an adult pushbike and lots of baggage in there.
A few problems through the years, mainly electrics... have had the problem of the engine light on; had diagnostics saying all was OK... but not... Anyway took it to one garage and they found a penny lodged in the cigarette lighter. But I had a new sensor any way.
The last 3 years the car has passed its MOT with no repairs beforehand.
I love my Tigra, but now I have a problem with a new battery being drained overnight. I have looked for lighting that may stay on overnight... found that my heater knob has a light on that does not go off after turning the ignition off... so had that disconnected... had the new battery checked & it's OK... So still looking for the problem of the drained battery every day. I jump start in the morning & after driving around it charges. I go to my car in the evening & start the engine... fine... but then every morning at 6am I try to start it, but NO... so I don't know what I will do.
Don't like the shape of the newer models... 2000 year is the best look.
If I resolve the electrics problem, I will keep my Red Tigra.
I love the shape and I love the name. My Tigra has been very reliable; had it 6 years, and it likes long drives.
The electrics seem to be main problem with this car in general.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st May, 2016