2001 Hyundai Tiburon User Reviews

2001 Hyundai Tiburon Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"handling" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"clean interior" 3 reviews
"style" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews

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Adam writes:
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Fun as hell to drive

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Once one thing breaks, everything starts to go.

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Tiburon Se — Like: great handling, takes corners very well, it's pretty quick off the line, but the brakes need a little work. It's needed so many repairs so far, it's rediculous, I've already put about $2500 into it. The interiour is a little messy, due to my bad cleaning habits, but otherwise in pretty good condition. The exterior was just painted (silver), but still needs work done to the driver side quarter panel. The gas mileage isn't that great right now because I need to replace the O2 sensor. The maintenance on the car is otherwise relatively cheap. This is a pretty fun car to drive overall though. I figured might as well get the whole "sports car" thing out of me now, that way I can move on to something a little more "fun". I would definitely recommend the Tiburon to my friends, it's not like any other Hyundai model, it doesn't break unless you've treated it like garbage (like the previous owner of my car did).

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Jill writes:
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compact, sunroof, sport style dash, ran great

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gas mileage wasn't too great

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Tiburon — this was my favorite car, because it was sporty and it was the first car i had a car payment on. it never gave me any problems and it was an awesome car. it was very small and compact but it had enough room to fit things because it was a hatchback.

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Bryant writes:
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great handeling

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not many aftermarket parts for it.

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?? — its ok. not the greateset. great handeling not too slow for an n/a car with a view mods. alot of work can still be done to make it a pretty fast car. just too expensive cuase lack of available parts for it. HIDs set my car off lol . dfs

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Jeremy writes:
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3

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Good looks, solid handling.

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A bit short on power.

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Stand-out Looks, Predictable Handling And Power That Leaves You Wishing There Was More. — Overall, its a good-looking car. I think the bulbous hood is a bit much and wish they had toned it down a little, but other than that it looks pretty good for a Hyundia. The handling is easy and predictable, while it won't slam you against the doors in a turn, it is easy to find the limit. When the limit is hit, traction loss is smooth and maintainable - with a little late-braking in a corner you can even get the tail to come loose. Power is a bit short, especially in the automatic. There is a good amount of torque early on, though, which makes city driving a bit easier. The powerband is broad and smooth and it has doesn't drop off until just before the 6500 RPM red-line - which makes highway passing easy. With a curb weight of 2500 lbs, the car feels nimble and light... If only it had 30-40 more horse-power, it could have competed with the Integra Type-R and the Celica GT-S.

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Adam writes:
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Great handling, looks awesome, and the performance is perfect for me.

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So many things can break on it.

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My Best Car To This Day. — When I was car hunting last summer, everyone I know said stay away from Korean cars, but when I said "Well what about the Tiburon?" Dad told me I can do what I want, but just don't complain, because I'll have it for three years. The car itself is a great car, considering it's a Hyundai. The car was more or less in decent condition when I bought it. The most expensive part to fix on it so far was the steering rack which was rotted out. The interior is black upholstery and leather (or probably pleather) dash and roof. I have the SE model, which has power steering, locks, windows, and moonroof. The main cluster and middle console looks very futuristic, but most of it is functional. The exterior is in a lesser condition than the exterior for the moment, it needs a paint job, body work and I need to replace the foglight switch. For the winter, I've got Michelin X-Ice tires on her. In the summer, I'll be putting the stock rims back on with the Falken summer tires (don't know which tires they are). She handles pretty well due to the lower height of the car (I recently gotten rid of a Dodge Spirit), performance-wise: pretty good because it's a sports car, but I don't plan on putting any heavy mods on it for insurance reasons. My overall impression of the Tib is that it's a great car, and I would definately recommend it to other drivers. But expect to put some money into it if you get it at a private seller.

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lfeqlbrm writes:
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5

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Very light and peppy, able to handle a ton of wear and tear. easy to maintain. unique, much like the miata.

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clutch slave has an idiot restrictor,

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Lfeqlbrm — I love how this engine is easy to turbo and do custom work on. Very spacious engine compartment, metric everything. Bearings are the only part on these cars that seem to go very quickly. Aside from tires maybe :p. The downside is the ECU can only be piggy-backed. No worthwhile ecu mods.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jared writes:
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Its red.

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no horsepower.

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Good First Car. — Its my first car and I like it because it is a manual tranny and suprises me everytime i drive her. It is lacking in the horsepower department, and I don't want to put the money into her to make her more fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mike writes:
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Everyon knows it me when I'm coming down the road.

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It's slow

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. — It's pretty slow, but i it has good handling. It is terrible in the winter. I already had to replace the engine. If u get this car make sure it is a standard because it is terrible as an automatic.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Tiffany writes:
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4

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Good gas mileage. Pretty.

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Always worried about scratching the paint. It's kind of gutless.

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Gorgeous 2001 Hyundai Tiburon. Five Speed Maunal, Great Gas Mileage. Cheap To Keep. — It gets pretty amazing gas mileage. Its a five-speed manual. I think its kind of gutless though. The inside is clean and the seats look like racing seats, according to Patrick. I just flushed the radiator today, other than that I've just had to keep up the regular maintenance. I love this car, it is amazing. It's a gorgeous car and it is extremely fun to drive.

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Steve writes:
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4

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style, driveability

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front wheel drive, single exhaust

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Stylish — Great car.. More for the ladies, Front wheel drives a turnoff, should have been rear wheel.. Lot of car for the money..Stock rides lousy lots of body eoll, stock exhaust is limiting and 15 inch wheels are out the door..4 wheel disk brakes are a plus and very smooth driving

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2008 Hyundai Tiburon Reviews

Beauty Queen!!! By m00niepies

I love this car so much! She is absolutely gorgeous. She gets compliments all the time! She has severe power as well! I can't say enough good about this car!!! The red interior makes her beauty pop ev... Read More

Good Car Reliable Car Good For A First Car By Jose

overall this car good runs pretty good also good on gas has that sporty look not a family car,gain speed quick semi auto transmission all parts run good its painted blue engine block replaced, sun roo... Read More

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2007 Hyundai Tiburon Reviews

Great Looks, Good Performance, But Could've Been Roomier By LucasGlass

For my first car, I definitely can't complain. Everybody loves how it looks and I love how it rides. I chose the GS because in today's economy you definitely want good mpg. There's only one person who... Read More

Speed In Style By tattymennis

This car is great if you need to get from one place to another really fast. It has great acceleration and turns on a dime. Great acceleration, tops out at 120-130mph, handles amazingly! Stylish sporty... Read More

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2006 Hyundai Tiburon Reviews

Fun And Sporty By Zender

It is a small vehicle, made for speed and also to look good while flying down the highway. it handles nice and breaks when you want it to. has a very decent pick up and go for the size of engine. the ... Read More

Clean And Clear By ladagosta

This tiburon is the best car I have owned since i have been driving. handling is great a bit costly on the maintenance brakes and tires seem to go through them quickly but the car is the best so far ... Read More

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2005 Hyundai Tiburon Reviews

Wannabe Speed Demon By Xioteon

Eh, its a nice car that is fairly cheap and still very fast for its time even though its low on horsepower, it can still pick up speed rather rapidly from 40 to 120 or when in traffic from 60 to 120 r... Read More

Great By nwamba07

What I like about this car it's its turbo engine, so powerful and it makes me look cool and young. It doesn't cost that much for gas usage. But the only thing I dislike about it is that it's too littl... Read More

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2004 Hyundai Tiburon Reviews

Its A Good Overall By Shawn

Performance- My car has had some work done to it. A staged two clutch with a lighter flywheel, cold air intake, header, and exhaust. The car gets great gas mileage, Im over 200,200 miles and still g... Read More

Mako By Mike

good fun car fun drive lot of torque gas mileage isnt the best needs a paint job parts are expensive can take abusive driving fun customizing seating isnt too bad big hatch nice rims unique style and ... Read More

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