2008 Hyundai Tiburon Overview


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Avg. Price: $7,331
GS Sport
Avg. Price: $7,531
GT Limited
Avg. Price: $8,438
Avg. Price: $8,420

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4.85 stars

Based on 26 reviews

Overall 1-10. I Would Give It An 8 Out Of 10 For The Cost As Far As Fun And Styling. by itguy1994
 — I bought mine used with 14K on it and have since doubled that. Road trips AL-AZ & AL-AR and back. Averaged almost 30mpg setting the cruise ctl-highest was 35mpg pushing most states speed limits. (We... Read More
The Best Car by Santiago
 — I love my car it is so fast and controllable in the corners its just amazing. The transmission is so nice it feels like it was made custom for me. This is the best car in its class, clearly. The car i... Read More
Good Car But Not For 30k+ More Or Less Around 20k Would Have Sufficed by Gary
 — breaking is weak considering the GS has no ABS or ETC understandable the 5spd shifts smoothly with the exeptopn of 2nd gear bit of grind, handling could be tighter in 60km corners, but overall acelera... Read More

2008 Hyundai Tiburon Overview

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2008 Hyundai Tiburon

The winding roads of Marin County may be the inspiration for this affordable sports coupe, and the 2008 Hyundai Tiburon does handle curves easily and with good road grip. Though a coupe, it seats four relatively comfortably. After some exterior redesigns last year to its front and rear fascias and dual exhaust tips, the Tiburon remains virtually unchanged for 2008. New this year is a satellite radio option, with a free three-month trial.

The front-wheel-drive 2008 Tiburon comes in three increasingly sporty trims. The base GS is the only one with the underpowered 2.0-liter, 138-hp inline four and 16-inch wheels. The GT, GT Limited, and sport-tuned SE get going with a 3.7-liter DOHC V6 that delivers 172 hp, and all three use larger 17-inch tires. A 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual are the transmission choices on all trims but the SE, which comes only with a 6-speed manual. ABS brakes, dual front-side airbags, a CD/MP3 player, and full power features are standard across the line. Although all feature a rear spoiler, the size and location differs with each model. The GT adds cruise control, while the GT Limited offers leather seats and a sunroof.

The SE features a European sport suspension along with bigger brakes, sport seats with leather bolsters, aluminum pedals, and both stability and traction control. Unlike many sport coupes, the trunk is actually fairly spacious, holding up to 15 cubic feet, and the rear seats split-fold. The previous year's updates have turned the 2008 Tiburon into a sleeker, sexier coupe, with more chrome trim and steeper angles for the front and rear windows. Though it's not quite a power competitor to the Mitsubishi Eclipse, owners still find it fun and responsive to drive. And its long list of standard features, typical Hyundai warranty, and sticker price make it a viable option. Major complaints point out the low-powered inline-four engine and excessive road noise with the SE.


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Hyundai Tiburon Questions

Jonny Villegas

Hyundai Tiburon 2008

So first my radio was acting up amd i took it apart and put it back together, and now my speedometer alone doesn't work. The light for it works but the hand doesn't move.

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What Is A Good Exhaust For An 08 Tiburon Gs

i want somthing that has a good tone but not annoying loud should i do a catback or just put a new set of mufflers on an what would be a good set of mufflers along with i need to know what size inlet ...

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2008 Tiburon Timing Belt

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