Well what can I say I have only just owned my Tigra for just over a year now and in the beginning I loved it.
To my dismay some idiot crashed into me on Friday and I had the roof down as I saw a small glimpse of sunlight. The guy drove into the rear of my car and you guessed it .... its now ruined.
The fancy ridulous boot is now totally busted and I only just managed to get the roof back up. So word of warning watch out for rear accidents. Its going to cost thousands to fix and the word is its going to be a write off as its too expensive to fix.
It also began to have other problems.. leaking seals on windows leaking water into speakers.. boot function not opening.. radio needing replacing.. flat tyre no spare wheel just foam which then ruins the wheel cost me a fortune to get need one which could of been fixed.. seat belt not preventing me smashing my head onto my steering wheel. I just hope I dont get it back!!!
I rated this car a few months ago when I first bought it. I was really happy and proud to own what I thought was one of the loveliest cars out there at the moment. I felt proud to drive it and proud to say that I own a Vauxhall Tigra. I was madly in love with my Tigra!
Four months on, it's a very different story. My car is now one year old and I'm having problem after problem. To add to this frustration, the service I have recieved from where I purchased the car has been appaling.
It went in for a service two weeks ago and I was advised that they had fitted a new microswitch as my car had been recalled due to a fault (I was never made aware that my car was recalled).
My roof was also broken (it wouldn't go down properly) but I was advised at the time that they had fixed that, too. A couple of days later it wouldn't go down properly, so it clearly hadn't been fixed.
A week ago, I was driving round town and had to park my car in a very awkward multi-storey. My power steering failed and trying to navigate the car into a tight space wasn't a pleasant experience.
The sound system is useless and I now wish I hadn't even set eyes upon this demon of a car.
Also, find it very hard to get through to the service department. Maybe this is because they are dealing with problems from other peoples Tigras?
I bout my Tigra 01/09/06 and it is great fun to drive and looks gorgeous. Like previously said the interior is just a corsa but it certainly looks a lot better than the mx-5 & mg etc inside.
The stereo is fine roof up, but roof down you are as well switching it off.
Coming from a Mini the 1.4 Tigra is a lot slower and really needs a kicking if you want to beat even a Matiz off the starting line.
The boot button is a royal pain in the ass and this morning i realised that in icy weather the button freezes and is unusable not good if your antifreeze is kept in the boot!
I sound down on the car but in truth i would buy another one but only if they fixed the boot button (major flaw in design) and i'd get the 1.8 next time. Oh and a few more colours wouldn't go a miss considering the Corsa comes in so many colours.
I've had my Tigra since April 06. A 55 Plate almost new as an ex demonstrator model. Don't get me wrong, I love my Tigra but I think it's fair to say I've had a few problems.Currently I am driving another courtesy car as mine is in the garage again. The first visit was as I drove home from work after one of few sunny days we experience and decided to drop the hood. Once home I tried to lift the hood but nothing happened. In fairness the dealership corrected the problem by fitting a new part and after that the hood worked fine. Since then I have had a recall visit for another replacement part on the hood and at the 1 year service the rear suspension was sounding, well clunky! They duly greased the said parts and I thought that was fine. Well it was for about 24 hours then it statrted again. This problem has increased since and in addition I have now encountered a knocking from the front drivers side and excessive noise from the roof - a kind of rattling. The car was taken into the dealer last Friday and well, it's now Monday and I haven't got it back yet. Apparently there is a problem with the roof and it needs lubricating as does something on the front wheel, however the most disturbing thing is that there is a problem with the rear axel which needs a replacement part and apparently must be so serious that the dealers say they need to let Vauxhall know about it.
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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!