Used Vauxhall Tigra Coupe 1994 - 2001 review

Category: Coupé

Section: Ownership cost

1994 - 2001 review
Vauxhall Tigra Coupe (94 - 01)
  • Vauxhall Tigra Coupe (94 - 01)
  • Vauxhall Tigra Coupe (94 - 01)
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Ownership cost

What used Vauxhall Tigra coupe will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Vauxhall Tigra coupe?

The Tirga is based on the Corsa, so parts availability isn't a problem, and, while Vauxhall dealers are plentiful and good value, an independent garage will be even cheaper. Service intervals are every 9000 miles on pre-'95 cars, and every 10,000 for those built after - pretty much par for the course.

Regular running costs aren't bad for a coupe. The 1.4-litre has an insurance grouping of 10, compared with the 1.6-litre's 13, so it'll be noticeably cheaper to insure. Fuel economy is good, too, with the 1.4 returning 36.8mpg and the 1.6 36.0mpg. The automatic manages 34.0mpg.

Buy the right car, and you shouldn't have to spend too much on unscheduled repairs. Warranty Direct puts the Tigra towards the middle of the sports car reliability table - but below the Tigra's biggest rival, the Ford Puma - with roughly 30% of all cars needing attention. The engine and axle and suspension produce the most claims, though, and these can be expensive to fix.