Getting firsthand information from an actual car owner is one sure way to get an idea of car performance once it leaves the lot. Autobytel features real consumer reviews that give the unbiased experience of a car.
Pros: The overall driving experience.
Cons: Stereo and wiper lever placement.
Advice: Don't waste $800 on the rust inhibitor/interior protectant/paint sealant.Fast pickup, responsive steering, average road noise for sporty car, comfortable seats with great lumbar support, great dashboard/control cluster, large hatchback space, practically no rear seat space (nowhere near enough for two adults with two children, but that's a given for this type of car), average- though not poor- gas mileage, I'm constantly knocking the wiper lever which turns the wipers on accidentally, nice power windows. Standard stereo system sounds kind of boxy. I have the dark metallic blue model, and it looks spectacular. I was impressed when I test drove it, and I'm even much more impressed after buying it two weeks ago. I wouldn't pay more than $20k for a top model. Overall I love this car.
Pros: This is a true, balanced, and amazing sports car.
Advice: Drive it. You'll love it and realise there is nothing else like it.I have an '05 GT v6 that I've owned since Oct of 05. This is the most exciting, alluring, and entertaining car I've ever owned. I took it to the coast today, which means driving through the mountains (in OR, in case you are wondering). I was continually 20 miles above the speed limit through some really curvey roads. I could have gone faster. This car is the most well-behaved, predictabe, and enjoyable car I've ever been in. The handling is precise, the cornering is crisp and controlled, the braking is way above average. For the price you pay, you get a true sports car at a price that is thousands less than anything else on the road that could possibly hope to keep up. Plus, it simply looks magnificent. I cannot and have not recommended anything as highly as I do the Tiburon.
Pros: The way the car sounds, begs to be driven
Cons: Poor gas mileage, or was that just my foot to far in the peddle?
Advice: Get the V6 for sure. 17inch rims and High spoiler are also worth paying for. Looks betterLots of low end torque. I love the 6 speed, it brings the most out of the 2.7L V6. Car and engine have true potential for alot of fast and fun times. Brakes work well. Hits redline in third gear at 86mph with 3 gears to go. Alittle wimpy on the stock Hp but money and time can fix that. Its no slouch stock though.
Advice: i say get one you will love it!!!great car
Pros: The strength and reliability of the engine
Cons: Back seat head room is a little small
Advice: If your children are under 16 you can fit the family. Also it is an indestructable motorI have had my tiburon for almost a year. It has been heavely modified and the dealership still takes care of my car for me. I have been through 12 or 13 bottles of nitrous at 75hp shot. That is a testament for the engineering that Hyundai has put into the motor. I try to break the car and it just wants more. I used to joke on Hyundai but they got it right this time.
Pros: My favorite feature is the sexy look that it has.
Cons: The backseat could be a little bigger.
Advice: For sure buy the six speed its really fun to driveI love my 2003 tiburon. Its fast, Its comfortable and its a very sexy car.
Advice: go to the dealer and just say YES!!!!This is the car! I often wondered why someone didn't come up with a quality sportscar that was also affordable, Hyundai DID IT!!! It has everything that I dreamed of in a car and more! The cool thing is that there are few on the road, and everyone turns to look when you drive by. I started out to buy a 2006 Mustang, droped by a dealer just to look at the Tib, and bought it and drove it home that very same day. The Mustang GT, though more powerful, paled in comarison to the sleek, agile and quality car that the 06 SE Tib is. If you want a big back seat, GET AN SUV.