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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.
Pros: Warranty, Design, Quality, Handling, Price, Features
Cons: 172HP, Interior a bit tight
Advice: Drive it first, it's a great car, power could be better but all around it's a cool car.My test drive was extensive. The salesman I had pretty much let me really wind this thing up. On the highway I opened up and was amazed at how much power 172HP can be when in the rite chassis. Handling was spot on making lane changes a breeze. On windy roads it had a bit of body roll but it stuck nicely. After a good 20 min. test drive I was convinced the car had what it's looks were insisting. It's a good looking well balanced car at the rite price.
Pros: Sound system...big woofer behind the rear seats really pumps out the bass.
Cons: Lack of power seats with memory.
Advice: If you're looking for a 2-person car, check this out!We're empty-nesters who were looking for something fun to drive (not our primary vehicle). After test driving LOTS of cars, settled on the Tiburon. Ride not as harsh or noisy as the 350Z, has more power than the RX-8 (on regular gas, no less) and much quieter than the Eclipse. The exterior styling turns heads and the clean dash layout reminds me of my 280Z of the late '70s. Adjustable driver's seat height a big plus as I'm much taller than my wife. Just wish they were electric with memory. Trunk is surprisingly large and the back seats (suitable only for grandkids) fold down for even more space. Front seats are roomier than the Mustang, and it's easier to get in to and out of than the Celica. Steering is tight and handles great. A solid, quality car and very reasonably priced.
Pros: performance..and all the great attention and complements!
Cons: the cost of replacing a tire..$250 for 1 tire..low profile
Advice: great buy! looks runs great and strong..hope you like attention!on the initial test drive i dished out alot on my new gtv6/6speed manual. i loved its handleing and performance!!I got lots of looks and felt like i was driving a car twice the price of the car, there's a little road noise in back but thats a sport car for you.I loved the sound system,the leather is beautiful and so is the overall persona of the car.