Hyundai Sports Cars Ratings
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2008 Hyundai Tiburon - SE (M6)
Pros: Smooth and powerful V6.
Cons: The ride on bad roads.
Advice: Don't pay more than 21,000 for the SE.Fun! Fun! Fun! The torque, the handling, the looks and did I mention it's a blast to drive. Don't listen to me, go and test drive one. Do it now 'cause this is the last year for the Tib. The rear wheel drive Genisis Coupe is going to replace it and for who knows how much more money.The '07 and '08s are the same car with some small options (eg:bluetooth) I have 10K on this little hot rod never get tired of it.
2007 Hyundai Tiburon - SE (M6)
Pros: the airbags
Cons: wish it got better mileage
Advice: go for it!This is a great car! My 84 year old mother-in-law bought it for the safety features and what a smart move. She was in an accident and hit another car going 40 miles per hour and she walked away without any broken bones or hurts. The front end of the car was virtually gone, her car was totaled. We are grateful she made such a wise purchase decision.
2007 Hyundai Tiburon - SE (M6)
Pros: General performance and handling; great for city or highway driving
Cons: No remote locking/unlocking for the rear hatch (we got over it)
Advice: Go for the V6 - a huge improvement over any 4-cylinder in terms of acceleration and handling.After test-driving 6 cars, we bought the Tiburon SE with a 6-speed manual transmission (more readily available in automatic but we were both raised on manual and really love it). I read a review somewhere (Car & Driver?) comparing the SE's handling to the BMW 3M series; test drive it yourself and you'll be amazed. I'm 6' tall; driver headroom is as good as the Jetta that I traded in. Fewer blind spots, roomier rear seat, and better handling than the 2007 Mitsibishi Eclipse. Compared to the Tiburon SE, the Mitsubishi Lancer and Acura TSX felt like driving bathtubs. We considered the Lexus is250, but we decided we'd rather save $12,000 and get a car that handled better! We initially considered sportier Mazdas and Scions, but the warranties suck. We love this car!
2007 Hyundai Tiburon - GS (M5)
Pros: definetly the looks..one of the coolest, sexiest cars on the planet today..
Cons: dashboard and the cool blue lighty..prefer red...
Advice: if you want a decent coupe to fall in love with and dont mind this beauty is called hyundai..go for it!good handling..great breaks..engine power not enough for the looks...
2006 Hyundai Tiburon - GT (M5)
Pros: Stereo system, gas milage & moon roof.
Cons: The window wiper in the rear vehicle has been removed.
Advice: Its a great vehicle but dont buy this vehicle if you have children.This is my 2ND Hyundai TIBURON and I love the new updates that it has on it!! I had a 2003 & the 2006's are so much greater. I has good speed and is good on gas. I like that it has a 6 cd player & an updated music system with a subwoofer & speaker rock. I would not recommend this vehicle to someone who has children. The back seats are small. I love the leather seats too!! Great, GREAT!!
2006 Hyundai Tiburon - GT Limited (M5)
Pros: Oh the overall look of the car for sure..plus the warranty
Cons: The low head room and microscopic back seat...but who cares!?!
Advice: This is a lot of car, and an excellent car, for about $300 a month..perfect for sports car starters like myself!I own the V6 GT Limited. It is a beautiful car and turns heads and gets people jealous! The car rides very nicely. The high performace tires provide for an (expected) bumpier ride. In snow it performs rather poorly. The gas mileage is mediocre at best. Blind spots are not the best, but unavoidable in sportier cars, so it's not too bad. The back seat is almost non-existent, but the hatch provides more room (plus fold-down seats). The turning radius is mediocre. Controls are easy-to-see and easy to control. Acceleration is good. Bucket seats are comfy! There isn't much head room, especially if you have a sun roof. Defrosting/defogging has been good so far. The warranty is why I never seriously considered another car, but I fell in love with the Tiburon before I even knew that.
2004 Hyundai Tiburon - GT V6 (M5)
Pros: the automatic-standard shift
Cons: small backseat
Advice: Stick with Hondas and Toyotas. Stay away from Hyundais.I bought my 2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 brand new for my 21st birthday in September 2004. 2 weeks after I bought it, the power windows went out. Took it to service, the master switch had gone bad. 6 months later, same scenario. This time it was the regulator. 7 months later, I was on my way home and I saw the airbag light had come on. Took it back to service. After that, the windows started acting up again, going up and down whenever they felt like it. Then, I sold the car and bought a used 2000 Saturn SL1 because this sports car was killing me financially. So far, not a day of trouble. It's sad when a used car does better than a brand new one. Now, I'm back on my feet financially and am buying a 2006 Honda Civic coupe very soon. Another thing about the Tiburon I will tell you is if you are looking for a comfortable ride, this is not the car for you. The seats hurt my back. Also, you will have a hard time driving comfortably of you are either short like me or very tall. And the gas mileage is terrible if you travel often like me.