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Used Vauxhall Tigra Coupe 2004 - 2009 review

(2004 - 2009)
Vauxhall Tigra Coupe (04 - 09)
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What used Vauxhall Tigra sports will I get for my budget?

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

The Tigra is based on a Corsa, so it isn't difficult to service and will cost about the same as the equivalent version of the hatchback.

Insurance isn't unreasonable, either, but it's noticeably cheaper on the lower-spec 1.4 and diesel car, which are in groups 9 and 8. The 1.8-litre is in group 12.

Fuel economy is another reason to opt for the 1.4-litre, with an average fuel consumption of 46mpg. The diesel beats this with 61mpg and the 1.8 returns 37mpg.

The Tigra holds on to its value well compared with other models in the Vauxhall family and rivals like the Peugeot 206 and Colt CZC. However it can't compare in any way with the Mini convertible, with its excellent residuals and lower maintenance costs.