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Pros: V6 Power Plant, Body Style, Mystic Teal Paint. The way my friends 18 year old daughter giggled.... when I stepped on the gas...while giving her a ride.
Cons: Heavy on water streaking after car wash. Get Mcguires Quick Detail and a few teri cloth towels to touch up
Advice: Buy this car through AAA or Insurance plan. Dealers are trying to mark this vehicle up $2-3000.00 over MSRPI drove both the 4 and 6 cylinder versions. Although the 4 has plenty of spunk, I just had to opt for the 6 with a six speed. I was able to find one without leather and a 6 speed which saved me $900.00. I was unable to locate a 6 speed GT with a sunroof & leather which would have been my preferred options. The dealer would have installed a sunroof for twice the sticker price. This car handles like a dream and accelerates strongly through all gears. You can break the tires in 1st & 2nd gear without effort. The body styling simply put is sexy which is matched by the interior cockpit which is blacked out accept for the silver highlights. The stereo simple put cranks, my ears are still ringing. It does under steer and toe a little during acceleration like other reviewers have stated but you really have to push it.
Pros: A LITTLE TO SMALL FOR MYSELF AT 6 FOOT 5
Cons: THE POWER,THE LOOK, THE COMPORT OF THE LEATHER SEATING.
Advice: BUY MATCHING SUN GLASSING FOR CRUISINGThis car is a great investment for one who enjoys the attention that a ferrari would get. With the top model(GT-V6) being cheaper than the competitors such as the Acura RSX or the Toyota celica you are garenteed to get a much more exhilerating response of people wanting your car or wondering what the heck you are driving. The only problem I can find is the size of the inside. I am 6'6' and find it slightly tight, especially when including the the sunroof I find myself reclining my seat more so than I would if the car added another 1-3 inches of headroom. Overall I still do not regret buying the Tiburon and would even recomend it for others considering to buy one. The car looks, sounds and feels sharp, along with the metallic paint which is an option.
Pros: The looks and the seating is a plus
Cons: The ride, it was firm..i like that..byt the rear sounded like it was rettling with every bump
Advice: Take a lot of time to test drive, its appeal quickly faded with timeThe car is quick and fun to drive, but thats just it..fun for a little while. Doors are excessively large, dings are unavoidable. The rear rattled with every bump, this would either eventualy drive me nuts or the car would fall apart. It was nice on the highways but not a lot of bumps there. The 4 is way underpowered the 6 is a better choice. The price of the vehicle and option package grouping is something to be desired. Just not enough for too much. I enjoyed the test drive very much, but as I said, the fun wears off very quickly when you realize you can get so much more standard equip on a vehicle with simillar price or less.
Pros: Everything - Looks
Cons: Driving in traffic...what a drag
Advice: Take it out on some nice curvy country roadsI've had my 2003 GT V6 (opt. pkg 3) for about three months now. This car is fun to drive and gets lots of looks. This is the 3rd Tib that I've owned and the best one yet. The 17' wheels & V6 were definately needed. I hope they come out with a V8 version soon. Maybe even a convertible. I just love this car.
Pros: Shiftronic it allows yo to drive manual or automatic
Cons: The spare tire is too small
Advice: That you should buy the automatic model because you can still drive manual if you wantHey, I test drove the V6 model and I thought it was great but I thought it would have more power. But compared with the V4 model this one is great.
Pros: THE LOOKS
Cons: More power for the 4 cylinder.
Advice: If you can afford it buy the V6!!!Hi, I bought the 4 cylinder stick-tib(because thats the one I could afford!) This car LOOKS GREAT and it runs pretty good too. I test drove the v6 and it does have power. The car is great for the price! If your a small person it will be a better fit. The inside is small but comfortable.
Cons: low wing
Advice: make sure you check the paint as well.I bought a 2003 tib gt v6 and have had only one issue with the seat not locking all the time on the passanger side. I am hoping this is not normal for this type of car. But otherwise the car handles the road extremely well and gives me enough power.