Written on: 03/10/2013
Sealed around brake servo (mastic had dried out and leaking) , yet still leaks around drivers door seal. All drain holes are clear and speaker is sealed.. Looks as if the inner door lining is non-standard also (i guess been off before we bought it) Not fit for purpose, a terrible smell, musty and no longer the joy to own as it was originally (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2011 by rickyb262 (1 review written)
hi there have had my tigra 2 months now i love the car to drive and my nice heated seats even when the roofs down its ace But....... when i got the car end of sept from a private sale got someone i no to check it all over for me all ok so i got it had the roof down for about a wk out and about loved it you no what its like when u wanna show off too ya mates so took my mate out with the roof down and when i put the roof back up it got stuck so close 2 closing i had 2 put it back up manualy... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2011
I love the look of my car Tigra Sport 1.4 and it's nice to drive but oh have I had so many problems. First 3 months the button to the roof fell off, the drivers window fell through the door,clutch pedal popped. The accelerator pedal fell of 3 times, the roof got stuck half way up, 2 new parts to make the roof work and now the boot has broken and my carpets are wet plus thick frost inside and lots of condensation. Lesley (read more)
Written on: 21/10/2010
This is my 2nd Tigra. I owned my previous Tigra,a 2006 model,for nearly 3 years and it was taken in to Vauxhall 8 times for a leak in the boot. The guys were baffled and couldn't find the cause of the problem. Eventually I was told that as I parked on a sloping drive, I should reverse on the drive to avoid rain getting in the boot! (This actually worked).
I then asked for a replacement car and was promised that my current car had belonged to a friend of the salesman who had never had a... (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2010
Had the footwell full of water?
cured that by clearing out the drain holes in the bulk head... full of leaves.
Now when it has rained heavily, water drops in when i brake????
new seals have been mentioned..
beginning to think i have bought a pig in a poke.... (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2010 by mrs doughtfire (1 review written)
I thought i was the only one with a problem Tigra
My car spent nearly 2 months up at Luton Vauxhall head office while they tried to put right the problem,they totaly striped the car and replaced every rubber and seal on the car it was on rain test for a month
They replaced the door trim , door rubbers, door membrain, door mirror gaskets, roof rubbers,boot rubber modification,speakers,carpets,don't get me wrong it seems to have fixed the problem but we hav'nt had much rain yet!!
It Had Been... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2010
we bought our 1.8 sport tigra in October 09 to replace our old tigra. We are really pleased with it and were very surprised at the size of the boot even when the roof is down.
The only problem we had was that it leaks on the drivers door - we were told that it was to do with the speakers not being fitted properly. On invistigation we have found that the top part of the door seal was not "tucked"into the bottom part -this is about eye level on the door frame. Hopefully we have now cured... (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2010
In the nearly four years I've had the car from new I've had no faults at all. No mechanical problems, no leaks. Maybe I've been lucky. It isn't a sports car, but offers with the top down is fun to drive and looks good. With the top up I suppose it is just a less practical Corsa! (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2010
Having owned the Tigra for only a couple of weeks, im having problems with the boot leaking. The boot matt is saturated every time i open it, also condensating in the cabin is occuring which is leading me to believe it is leaking in their too. Purchased from Vauxhall so will be phoning them now.
All of your reviews have been great help guys! (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2010
I purchased a 2007 Vauxhall Tigra Exclusiv on the 17 July, 2009, with 9 months to run on the "Manufacturers Warranty", and given another year Network Q Warranty. Just before Christmas 2009 I developed a water leak behind the driver's set, which soaked the carpet. Upon taking it to my dealer, where I purchased the car, they explained that the sills were full of water, they drained them, and also told me the water was getting in because the speakers had not been sealed in the door... (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2010 by beggerbush (1 review written)
My wife bought a Tigra new in March 2005. We've had no mechanical problems with the car currently on 49,000mls but we've kept it off the road for 2 months because of two problems.
1. Nearside front indicator bulb keeps blowing. The couple of times i've tried to replace it has now resulted in the internal fiiting in the headlamp coming loose and the local garage (not Vauxhall dealer) say's it will need a new headlamp at over £250 + vat!!
2. The drivers door 'dumps' water on the drivers arm... (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2010
I LOVE my Tigra, but the driver side carpet is completely soaked through. I've taken out and washed the mats, but that revealed the soaked carpet underneath. The car now stinks of damp. There is a similar patch in the boot. What would you recommend I do first? Contact Dealership where I purchased? It was nearly a year old when I bought - an ex demo model.
I'd be so grateful for advice. Neil (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2009
Not the most reliable car in the world. If you don't mind spending lots of money on the most expensive parts of the car which fail, then buy this car! If you want trouble free motoring buy a Honda Jazz! Or Old Yaris!
I did like the Air con - good on very hot days and the electrics! The electric roof and boot are still working! It is nice to have a convertible in the spring, summer and autumn. And of course the car looks good!
I would have liked to know what faults there are with these... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2009 by staceyhilling
I love the Vauxhall New Tigra 1.4i !! everything about it is fun and funky !!!
the speed of the roof !!!!
lots of space for only having 2 seats
sporty look closing the boot is the only downfall, hate holing the button in but that could be me being lazy! (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2009 by Chanco (1 review written)
I bought my Tigra three years ago - great colour and was a joy to drive. The problem is after a heavy rain storm I am greeted to sodden carpet and a quarter of an inch of rain in the driver foot well. The car has been returned to Vauxhall for the last three years and they seem to be baffled. Any advice ???? A joy to drive. A nightmare when in freezing as you have to remove the ice from the window both inside and outside. Not nice. (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2008
Just love my new Tigra. Only had it 48 hours! Like the comfort, responsive drive, easy controls, smart styling, quick to warm up, cosy, feel safe, good road holding. (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2007 by kempy (1 review written)
I recently bought my Tigra 1.4 and I love it. My Tigra is in the best colour (Antigua Blue) which looks lovely and sporty. It has the Irmscher body kit which looks awesome. It's a real head turner. The hood works really well with no leaks and looks fantastic. I feel the power is enough for me, and still cheap to insure and tax. I have heated leather seats which is really nice in the evenings by the seaside! I thought the stereo would be quiet as my old car had a really good stereo but this... (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2006 by patsy12
Despite all of the above comments, I still love my Vauxhall Tigra. This is a really fun car to drive. It is so nice to take it out on a sunny day with the roof down. The hard top is a bonus and it looks fantastic. (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2006 by danni123 (1 review written)
I am shocked to come across bad reviews on any websites, the Vauxhall Tigra is the best purchase I have made in my many years of car purchases! Everybody loves my new Tigra including me, I have had no problem with it and I've had it for a year. (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2005 by emmar (1 review written)
I have had my Vauxhall 'New' Tigra 1.4i since Mar 2005, and the back brakes have made a terrible noise when reversing. After taking it to Vauxhalls I was told its very common for the brakes to be noisey on this car ! As long as you stop - safety is important and I totally agree! At the same time you dont expect to pay 13K and after 6 months for the car to make these noises. I would be interested if anyone else has had this problem ?? (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2005 by TigraG1rl (1 review written)
I don't think I would recommend the new Vauxhall Tigra 1.4i to anyone. Since I have had my car it has leaked terribly. The wrong door was on the passengers side, and the alarm button fell out. The engine sounds a bit rough, and I am not a heavy footed driver. The metal cover for the accelerator has fallen off the pedal twice, and as it's a sports accelerator they need to replace the whole thing. Too much hassle than it's worth if you ask me. (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2005 by Lynne Childs
I have owned 3 Tigras - this being the new convertable is fantastic. I love my car. The roof has had all the teething problems dealt with on the Peugeot (same manufacturer). The car is fun to drive though I would recommend the 1.8 Sport as opposed to the 1.4. The roof is a little heavy I feel if you need power. Although aimed at the young 20 something, me being an old(er) 40 single something get as much, if not more enjoyment out of it - and I do choose my passengers carefully, the... (read more)
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