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Pros: the airbags
Cons: wish it got better mileage
Advice: go for it!This is a great car! My 84 year old mother-in-law bought it for the safety features and what a smart move. She was in an accident and hit another car going 40 miles per hour and she walked away without any broken bones or hurts. The front end of the car was virtually gone, her car was totaled. We are grateful she made such a wise purchase decision.
Pros: General performance and handling; great for city or highway driving
Cons: No remote locking/unlocking for the rear hatch (we got over it)
Advice: Go for the V6 - a huge improvement over any 4-cylinder in terms of acceleration and handling.After test-driving 6 cars, we bought the Tiburon SE with a 6-speed manual transmission (more readily available in automatic but we were both raised on manual and really love it). I read a review somewhere (Car & Driver?) comparing the SE's handling to the BMW 3M series; test drive it yourself and you'll be amazed. I'm 6' tall; driver headroom is as good as the Jetta that I traded in. Fewer blind spots, roomier rear seat, and better handling than the 2007 Mitsibishi Eclipse. Compared to the Tiburon SE, the Mitsubishi Lancer and Acura TSX felt like driving bathtubs. We considered the Lexus is250, but we decided we'd rather save $12,000 and get a car that handled better! We initially considered sportier Mazdas and Scions, but the warranties suck. We love this car!
Pros: definetly the looks..one of the coolest, sexiest cars on the planet today..
Cons: dashboard and the cool blue lighty..prefer red...
Advice: if you want a decent coupe to fall in love with and dont mind this beauty is called hyundai..go for it!good handling..great breaks..engine power not enough for the looks...