Electric folding hard-top, neat styling, available with a frugal diesel
Cheap-feeling interior, lacklustre performance, dull to drive, awkward electric boot
Small and stylish, the Vauxhall Tigra is a two-seater convertible that combines sharp looks and open-air fun with low running costs and frugal engines. There are plenty of neat touches but the real highlight is the neat metal folding roof. When it's up, the Tigra is as quiet and secure as a coupe, but it folds down in just 20 seconds to transform it into a stylish roadster.
Unfortunately it's not all good news and the interior is a huge letdown. It's based on the 2000 Corsa hatchback so looks and feels dated. Refinement is in short supply while the driving experience is instantly forgettable. It's pretty good value though - especially as a used buy - while the roof mechanism has, on the whole, proved reliable.
What owners say about this car
Saves me money on petrol and parking as I'm currently using the bus to get to work! It does have... Read owner review
Because its based on the Corsa, its cheap and cheerful, which means customising the car is cheap and... Read owner review
It's small but has a deceptively large boot - very economical to run... Read owner review