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3 out of 5 3.0
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Vauxhall Tigra (04-09) - rated 3 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £13,995 - £17,715
Used price £280 - £1,650
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £125 - £260
Insurance group 15 - 26 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Electric folding hard-top, neat styling, available with a frugal diesel

CONS

Cheap-feeling interior, lacklustre performance, dull to drive, awkward electric boot

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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.

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