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Pros: Good price with excellent warranty
Cons: Color choices
Advice: If you're looking for fun and a good price, this it it - but this is not a performance carGT has a firm ride with good power. Smooth yet firm ride with very little road noise. Solid doors and good sound package. Tach and speedometer are small but well placed. Interior lighting, gauges and headlights good at night. Low headroom even for an average height male. Climbing in an out of the passenger door is tricky due to the low ceiling. Engine compartment is full with easy access to the battery. Trunk is adequate but has a small spare tire. Shifting is smooth between gears but getting out of 1st requires you to rev the engine. 5th is a slight stretch and you don't know if you're going into 5th or 3rd. Visibility out the front, side windows and rear is good with the usual blind spots. Side view mirros are small but well placed. Paint colors are dull and you can only get the orange in the SE. The car is excellent if you want some power and handling but aren't looking for a sports car performance. The price and warranty are also excellent. Drive it at night to appreciate all of the car.
Pros: handles like a dream hugs the road great
Cons: needs rear splash gaurds included
Advice: you will love it and they will dealgreat car test drive and you will buy its got looks and style and at a great price hyundia has come so far since 1986/87 i have a santa fe and now we are a hyundai family
Pros: Overall body style
Cons: Clutch Problem
Advice: The clutch problem seems to be fixed in the 2004-2006 models.I bought this car with lots of promise of being the first owner and knowing what the history of the car was. When the clutch went out after 20,000 miles, Hyundai blamed me. I have owned 5 other cars and none of the clutches went out on me. I know how to drive stick. I later found that it is a very consistant problem with the '03. I also found out that Hyundai knowingly sold me this car with a clutch problem that they realized and fixed on the newer models. Be cautious!
Pros: Interior Styling
Cons: Back seat room
Advice: Go all the way and get the SEGrate looks, With all the power you need. Its worth it going all the way and getting the SE with the 6 speed manual. You wont be sorry!!!
Pros: The look of this car. It really turns heads. Dual exhast pipes and the louvers on the sides of the door.
Cons: The power could be pumped up a few notches.
Advice: buy it. You won't be sorryThis car really impressed me. I had been looking for a two door coupe with some style. With the death of the toyota celica and the price of the newly redesigned eclipse, I really didn't know what car to buy. Then I stopped by a hyundai dealership and instatly fell in love with the tiburon. Its got a really cool look and good performance. I only test drove and bought a four cylinder I don't know about the six. It is great on gas and very comfortable to drive. Its got plenty of cargo space. It is a fun, good looking car that is easy to handle and drive. Thank you Hyundai for putting out such agood product.
Cons: No power drivers seat
Advice: Buy one!I love this automobile. I love it's looks, performance, and quality.This is my toy that I really love!!
Pros: interior design
Cons: paint seems to chip, mostly around the door handles
Advice: Make sure it's manualI have the 5 spd v6 I was looking for something along the lines of an eclipse, celica, etc. I saw the Tib and thought what the hell is that.. A little suspicious when i learned it was a hyundai I test drove it anyway. After going around the block i was in love. The car handles great and mine had an aftermarket exhaust that made it even sound great. Acceleration is awesome, my previous car was a 97 nissan 200sx... so you can imagine the difference. The sound system is awesome for a stk car. i have owned my tiburon for a little under a month now and have had no problems yet. The interior is very nice and the lighting inside is attractive.