Hyundai Tiburon Ratings

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon - GT V6 (M5)

    Pros: Everything - Looks

    Cons: Driving in traffic...what a drag

    Advice: Take it out on some nice curvy country roads

    I'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.

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon - GT V6 (M5)

    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 want

    Hey, 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.

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon - Base (M5)

    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.

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon - GT V6 (M5)

    Pros: style

    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.

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon - GT V6 (M5)

    Pros: The looks

    Cons: No ABS without a sunroof on the automatic

    Advice: Make sure you don't need room for more than one adult or teenager. Back seats are for small packages and pets only.

    Sharp looks! I get lots of second looks and every kid in a tuner wants to race me, it seems. I haven't given in to the urge to compete....yet. But this car will surprise many people. It is fun to drive and very responsive. I keep reading where testers think the car is slow or underpowered. I beg to differ. It is a bit heavy for it's size, (over 3000 lbs curb weight), but compare it's low end torque and sophisticated engine to any American sports car and you'll be pleasantly surprised. No,it won't blow the doors off a Mustang or Camaro V8, but it will certainly hold it's own against stock Celicas, Probes, Civics, Eclipses and Acura RSX types. I like the spartan interior. It reminds me of German styling and I find it refreshingly simple. It doesn't flaunt it'as style like so many similar car interiors, which I find overdone and plastic. The one professional review here complains about the hatch being hard to close. If he'd looked closer, there's a recessed grip at the lower right of the inside panel, that makes grabbing the spoiler unnecessary. This car's handling is very tight, although it does exhibit a fair amount of understeer (easily compensated for once you get a feel for it) due to the heavier V6. Torque steer is also evident at lower speeds in lower gears, but is manageable. Overall, I love to drive this car. Plenty of punch in it's stock form, above average handling, and the stare factor is very cool!