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What are they like?

Naomi is keen on one, so might look into one in the spring,maybe.

I know the basics, Corsa Chassis, Girly Styling, decent 1.4/1.6 16v engines,

But what would it be like as a daily car for a 21/22yr old lady, with no kiddies to lug about?

Insurance?
Running Costs?
Reliability?
Ease of Maintenance?

Cheers in Advance... :beer:
 

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well its just a corsa, chassis, steering, engines, suspension etc so i would assume very reliable and easy enough to look after, running should be cheap enough.

Insurance on the 1.4 wont be too bad, but your always going to pay more because its a more desireable car, like the whole cavalier/calibra thing, for the same spec of car you will pay more money for the tigra over a corsa.
 

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sounds like a good car for her mate. as shrink said, its just a corsa in a frock so pretty similar running costs. they havent got as much room and iirc they're a little heavier but as a girls car they look good, dont break much, etc. also as above, ins is usually a little higher but she's 20-odd and a girl so a relatively small engined car shouldnt break the bank.
 

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Not bad cars, both the 1.4 and 1.6 are fine engines and respond very well to tuning, and are very reliable from what ive seen.

The suspension, as with the Corsa they are based on, isnt the greatest as standard.
 

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Sounds alright then,

We are looking toget her a car in the new year, and she wants either a Tigra, Astra or Vectra

She isnt really keen on anything from other manufacturers either, strange girl... :lmao:
 

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She isnt really keen on anything from other manufacturers either, strange girl... :lmao:
Sounds like a very sensible girl to me ;)

If we go for an Astra, we want a 3dr, and if possible, the TD
If we go for a Vectra, we will go for a 1.8/2.0 SRi or CDX
Tigra, well the 1.4,
Astra: The Sport 1.7 TD would be one to look at then, quite rare though.

Vectra: have you thought about a diesel Vectra?, the 2.0 DTi is a very good engine, or even the 2.2 DTi if funds can stretch?

Tigra: That 1400 is fun enough in them.
 

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Yawn.
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Astra: The Sport 1.7 TD would be one to look at then, quite rare though.

Vectra: have you thought about a diesel Vectra?, the 2.0 DTi is a very good engine, or even the 2.2 DTi if funds can stretch?

Tigra: That 1400 is fun enough in them.
Astra Sport TD... Sounds good, will have to keep me eyes peeled
Vectra DTi's will most likely be out of budget, we will probably obly be able to get a preface Vectra anywho, unless we find a bargain
Tigra 1.4 will be plenty for her!


has she considered a puma?
Maybe, but she has been drastically put off of Fords since her Escort, and they will be out of budget, as they held their value much better than the Tigra

Like a Skoda? :lmao: :p
Cnut... :shame: :p

LSI said:
Which is silly ;)
It sure is... :shake
 

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I've had two pumas. I've never owned a tigra but i've driven a couple and done lots of driving hours in corsa Bs.
The puma is in a completely different league.
the 1.7 is brilliant but even the 1.4 is a nice car.
infact a 1.4 is quicker to 25~30 mph, due to the torque limiter on the first gear of the 1.7. (why they needed that when the IB5 box has been used in other cars with more power as standard i'll never know)
I'm not going to slag off the tigra at all, but if that's the type of car she's looking for, try one out, then try a puma.
 

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there's gotta be a reason the Puma held its value better than the Tigra, i'd probably spend the extra/settle for an older car.
 
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