2005 Hyundai Tiburon User Reviews
- $4,190 - $5,137
- nice look, great handling, great stock sound system...etc.
- Clutch burns like whooah, weak frame, depreciates in value too much
yea, so the designers of ferrari put thier minds to the loos of this car. sucess! ive owned alot of cars like this, (yea im an import tuner!) and this is the best advice for you. if your gonna hook it up, this is the car for you. but if your gonna leave it stock... you might run into a few problems. but me....i LOVE this car. nice rims, nice sound, nice looks, and most of all... other then the clutch, its a reliable engine. 2 thumbs up...read morehide
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- Fuel efficiency, looks better than the "so mighty RX-8", takes me anywhere without problems
- accelerates too slow, lazy uphills, the cheapest interior any factory can produce, cheap sound syste
Hyundai is finally kicking some asphalt with its all new Tiburon. I'm happy with mine. Especially now with all those aftermarket parts out there.
This is my second Tiburon and form my own experience, I've had some minor problems with the '96, but besides that, I've never been stranded like when I had the RX-7. Just take care of them and don't race it like some turbo charged rocket because this car is not until of course,... you sup it up!...read morehide
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- acceleration,steering and handling.
- bright blue highbeam icon on dashboard is blinding at times.
I have a red 2003 V6 GT, and it is the best car I have ever owned. It passes cars with ease and the handling is amazing. Great for single or couples without children. I highly recommend this car :)
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- Looks good, easy to turn and pull into parking spaces becasue it's small.
- Very poor acceleration, doesn't have good pickup
If you're looking for a car with a nice sporty look and don't care about it's performance then this is the car to get. This car may look fast but it's not. The acceleration is very poor.
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- nicely designed, fast, tough.
- seats can be more comfortable. poor power if V4.
i got my v6 GT tibby last summer, and so far i'm very pleased with this car.
it's one of those cars on the road that makes you wanna fly!
tiburon has very impressive performences, stylish looks, and best of all, this car will cost you about 1~2k less then the rival models[celica, eclipse, integra, etc]
some people may remember hyundai as being one of the worst car companies through the flashback of early 90's. that may be than, but not anymore! hyundai has become very successful in modern motor besiness because they make good cars and sell it for the best prices in the market. i mean, come on people! this is not 1990 anymore!
although i wish i can say only the good things about my car, i'll have to talk about the "cons".
my car had one major problem when the electrical system failed and the headlights wouldn't go off! it was in the middle of the night so i couldn't take it to the dealer so it was either dryout the baterries, or unplug it. i guess tuburon has some electrical system flaws in some models but heck, tell me if there is a car that doesn't go wrong once a while.
and the backseats are very very tiny, making it verturally impossible to fit person over 6.0ft. i dont know what they were thinking....read morehide
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- Beautiful Trim, Nice Sounds. Good gas milage. Runs very good.
- Haven't found any yet.
One of the most beautiful cars out there. Especially for the price. I got the V6, red 5 speed for 18K and I love everything about it, so far. Runs very good for a V6. Would be nice to put a Turbo on it.It Would really smoke it then. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a nice, sporty car . Fun to drive. I love it....read morehide
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- Standard features, unique styling, solidly built
- Bulky doors, V6 could use a few more horses
3rd Hyundai purchased in two years, probably one of the best cars I've ever owned. Looked at the new Mustangs but the quality doesn't even come close to the Tiburon. Got the Yellow SE and absolutely love it. Very fun to drive. The V6 has enough power to get around and the exhaust sounds great. I would have loved 225+ HP for the engine, but then again for the price I now have enough money left over for a few add-ons to boost that up. If you are considering any other cars like the Mustang, Eclipse, RX-8 or 350Z look no further, the Tiburon is the best bang for the buck. It's thousands less, well built, has excellent crash ratings and has an unbeatable warranty. And, if you're so image-conscious that the Hyundai name still has a stigma, get some Toscani emblems for the car (the name the car goes under in some other parts of the world) and most people will think it is an exotic car....read morehide
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- Best card for the money. Hands down.
- Touchy clutch, 5-speed is unique.
I looked at a whole lot of cars - Toyota, Mazda, Saab, Volkswagen - before deciding on the Tiburon. It's a cool looking car with more than enough muscle for my needs, the interior looks like a cross between an Audi TT and something from The Fast and the Furious, and the whole shebang cost less than $20K. How far wrong can you go?
Second gear is the fun gear for my Tiburon. First is too short - I have to shift almost as soon as I take off. Second is long enough for me to put some distance between me and whoever I was next to, then I ease into third so I don't blow through the speed limit and get a ticket.
I test-drove the 5-speed, 6-speed, and automatic, and liked the 5-speed best. The 6-speed comes with ABS and a nicer stereo, but it also puts the price up to about $22,000. If all you want is the 6-cylinder engine and a fun stick to throw around, the GT is a nice choice. It reminds me of a 90's-era Camaro V8 - heavy, but really fun to drive.
Cons? Don't kid yourself about the back seat. The salesman had to sit side-saddle on the test drive when both front seats were occupied. Anyone over 10 would be miserable back there. I'm still getting the hang of the clutch, and there's one body noise I'm going to have the dealer check out.
The Tib has the Hyundai 10-year powertrain warranty; I will resist the temptation to void it by buying the $3,000 bolt-on turbo I found online that adds about 100 HP. What an insane ride THAT would be.
Bottom line: This car is about the kicks and grins. It's fun to drive. I took it from 80 to 90, going up a steep grade, in a few seconds. Coming down that grade, it took almost no gas to get to 100; tire and wind noise at that speed were very tolerable. It's the most fun I've had driving in a LONG time at an almost laughably low price....read morehide
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- sexy car! great power! way cheaper than a mustang or a eclipse.
- says for 4 but really about 3, the way i drive gussels alot of gas,needs nicer rims
i come from a little desert hick town, were all ther is, is eclipses,mustangs,accords,trucks, and a couple of lancers. needless to say there is a bit of racing going on now and then! though its less powerful the gearings perfect if you take controls manuel( mines automatic with clutch free manual 4 speed). but soon as the warrenty wares out im gona trick it out! rwally show them! since eat can even keep up with some of the less powerful porsches its a great car! only bad thing was there was only 2 tiburons in my town me and a yellow se edition! now people seen me driving me around and are getting there own! while im happy they get to enjoy a tiburon, it makes me kinda angry that people are starting to flock to it!i hope its not the next honda accord! it used to be something special and now its kinda turning into a family car!!! where it should be a FAMILY MAKING CAR ! but ill never get rid of till the day i die...read morehide
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- Gorgeous exterior and interior, good gas mileage, V6, 6 speaker sound system, climate control
- can be bumpy because its low, seats are high which makes it hard to see behind
I LOVE this car!!!!! I researched many different vehicles and as soon as I discovered the 2005 Tiburon I was hooked. I recommend the black GT, with red and black leather interior. This car is so much fun to drive, everyone notices it when your driving. Many people come up to me asking what kind of car it is because you don't see to many out there yet. I am so happy I bought this car!!!...read morehide
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