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Used Vauxhall Tigra 2004 - 2009 review

Category: Sports car

Section: Advice for buyers

Vauxhall Tigra Coupe (04 - 09)
  • Vauxhall Tigra Coupe (04 - 09)
  • Vauxhall Tigra Coupe (04 - 09)
Used Vauxhall Tigra 2004 - 2009 review
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Vauxhall Tigra sports?

The Tigra is not unreliable, but there are a few issues. The door seals can leak, so check the interior and seals for evidence of moisture. You should also spend some time checking the complex folding metal and glass roof. There have been instances where it has stopped halfway through folding back, but sometimes it's nothing more than a blown fuse.

With the roof up, rear visibility is a little restricted, so have a quick look for reversing damage on the bumpers caused by careless owners, and check the larger alloy wheels on Sport versions for signs of kerbing.