Although this is not a powerful car, it's great fun and a practical convertable. My roof failed to work after 12 months, but this was quickly rectified by the dealer and I have had no problems since. I love the car and would certainly recommend owning one.
I bought my car in December 2004. It has satellite navigation, 17-inch alloys and, because I bought it when I did, air-conditioning was free. I travel 120 miles a day to and from work and I love my car!
I had a Saxo before, which was reliable and good on petrol, but this is reliable, comfy and cost effective (I have done nearly 30,000 miles in it already). The roof with the spoiler is fantastic, and even in the fast lane you don't feel any wind.
I was one of the first people in my area to own a Tigra, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful at my Vauxhall dealership. I love the fact that it isn't a common car and I love the looks it gets.
The satellite-navigation is the best extra I bought, and as it is integrated in the car's dash, it looks neat and not out of place. My boyfriend had a Vauxhall turbo coupe, and although the Tigra isn't at fast, it will give any car a run for its money. I want to keep it forever and not swap it - I can't rate it highly enough.
I purchased the vehicle in February 2005 and thought it was the car of my dreams. How wrong I was. The vehicle has just had its 13th visit to the main dealer since April 2005. All the problems have been to do with the roof either not working or rattling.
The car drives like a dream with the roof up but the steering is light and it feels like you have a body in the boot with the roof down.
Be careful in the snow as, if you open the boot, the snow from the boot lid falls inside. Also, on frosty days, don't go in the boot as the boot-button can freeze fast.
What more can I say? Maybe I got a Friday car!
Well, what can I say? I thought I bought a very practical and reliable car.
In the first four weeks, I had no problems at all, but on Friday evening it was a bit warm so I tried to put the roof down, and guess what - it didn't move at all.
I could hear the motor working but there was no action at all. (No I didn't forget to unclip it) and there was no excuse for a blown fuse anyway.
I took it back as it is under warranty. They fixed it and I was on the road again. At the traffic lights, there was a woman sitting in a Honda Civic, revving the engine. So I thought I might test my 1400 against the Japanese 1200. It was not pretty sight.
Don't get me wrong, it is a good-looking flashy car but not good enough performance-wise, and there's not enough room in it.
The dash looks are OK but not that good. There's no air-con, so if you get stuck in heavy traffic on a hot day, opening the roof doesn't really help, unless you take your top off.
Overall, this car is a nice toy, if you can afford it as an optional second car.
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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!