I have had my Tigra for about 8 months and I love it, especially with the roof down. I think some of the safety features are a bit over the top, why cant you have the engine running in order to lower the roof, but you can to raise it!! You are not going to go any where with the handbrake on. Like other comments what is the bonnet release mechanism all about, a real pain in the backside. I find the stereo fine both with the roof up or down, not sure what others are looking for. The only thing I have had to have mine back to the dealer for was the callipers on the rear wheels, when I reversed there was a really loud grating noise and the car shuddered, to be fair they repaired it no questions asked and it has been fine since. I would certainly buy again.
I Bought my car new in March 2005 and have loved it ever since. It's Air Blue with a silver targa bar and 17" Alloy wheels.
The running costs are really good, average 40mpg which on a 6 mile journey to and from work is quite good, even more on a good run. Been to Cornwall twice and drove great on the motorway, no problems.
No problems with the roof, Stereo no problem, just how loud do want it! The boot button does freeze sometimes but is quickly thawed out as are the door windows. Sticks like glue to the road but the 17" wheels with low profile tyres are not so good in the snow but thats the same for all low profile tyres.
I had had new roof to window seals as it dripped sometimes, not been a problem since.It has been recalled for an ABS wiring harness modification and the dealer has also carried out modification to the rear brake calipers.
I do agree that people look and admire the car,I would definitely buy another when I decide to change.
I bought my Tigra in January 2007. It's an all black 1.4 Exclusive.
I just love the experience, especially with the fine weather. I love the look, and love the looks I get even more.
However, what is the boot release all about? It's a right pain in the backside.
The car is also not as economical as I thought for a 1.4, but then you do need to get it above 2500rpm to make the thing move. It's a small price to pay for fun motoring.
It's comfy, sleek, goes well and handles well (generally) although it can be a tad skittish under braking. It's all part of the fun.
In summary, it's the best open-top motoring you'll get for the money. Ok, so it's a Corsa in a skirt, but I like it - get over the girlie image and you'll have a great time in it. It's a good cruising car.
When I saw the Tigra coupe in a magazine in March/April 2005, I thought 'WOWW'. I went to a local dealer, test drove it and fell in love. She's sleek, practical, eye catching, economical and suits me down to the ground. I'd tried all sorts of sports cars but in alot of them the steering wheel was too low and the seating position was uncomfortable. 6 to 8 weeks Later I was the proud owner of a brand new Tigra Sport. I went for the 1.4 Sport for economy and i've not been let down, She looks so much better with 17inch alloys, really looks the part. She turns heads and I just love driving her. I have no problems with the stereo when the roof is down, I have it so it adjusts to the road noise levels, the seats are v comfortable, the heating system is v good and the interior is good and solid. I love the cubby hole behind the seats, and there is plenty of leg room for long legged people like myself and my 6 foot 3 son! The only wee gripes i have are: The boot opening mechanism. It would be much better if you could close the boot from the inside. I dont like the fact that the Targa bar is standard silver unless u specify otherwise. Plus the vent along the windscreen could be made longer so it doesnt take an age to demist! All in all i'm pleased with the insurance and running costs. Handling is excellent as she hugs the road like glue. I'm just surprised that I haven't seen more Tigras around on the road up and down the country! I will have another one when the time comes.
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Amazing car, once driven, never forgotton, forget all the pretenders like BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK, they will never have the passion of a Porsche
I love this car! Handling is great, its fun to drive and even reasonably practical!