2008 Hyundai Tiburon User Reviews

2008 Hyundai Tiburon Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"style" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"bumper" 2 reviews
"paint job" 2 reviews
"light" 2 reviews

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Michelle writes:
2008 Hyundai Tiburon GS Review
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5

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The styling, zip & price.

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The value depreciation.

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Pretty & Peppy — Hyundai's come a long way. I was looking for a stylish, sporty car with a peppy engine with reasonable gas mileage & found it @ Hyundai. I went with the 4 cylinder turbo & it has just the right amount of zip. The sleek styling turns heads & I've been asked several times who the manufacturer of my car is. I love my Tiburon! It's an absolute joy to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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itguy1994 writes:
2008 Hyundai Tiburon SE Review
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Styling, you could get pulled over even while parked!

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Excessive road noise on rough road surfaces and the seating could be more comfortable for those longer road trips.  Put your wallet in the console if you will be sitting in the driver's seat for more than an hour.

itguy1994
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Overall 1-10. I Would Give It An 8 Out Of 10 For The Cost As Far As Fun And Styling. — 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. (West Texas is 80mpg-they told me to slow down); even while running the AC. The front wheel drive sticks to the road as we drove through Memphis during their extreme rain. No you would not want to drive through a foot of water for a very long time but the occasional pools the car stuck to the road and "swam" through thanks to the sticky FWD and the car's ability to throw away the water from the fenders. Does the name mean "shark" in some language? The 6-spd manual does take some getting used to and the true transfer of power to the road does not really appear in feel and output to the speedometer until you hit about 3500 rpm. No you will probably not win a race off the light at first but once you get this car rolling and up to "speed" I think it would run forever. Outside of gas/oil changes I have put nothing into the car-except paying for XM radio. Overall a generally fun to car to drive on the road either or to work. Want more save up and buy a new Audi/Lambo provided you can afford the insurance.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gary writes:
2008 Hyundai Tiburon GS Review
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its fun smooth and comes with a smile

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lack of power with such a sporty car only 138bhp to the wheels

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Good Car But Not For 30k+ More Or Less Around 20k Would Have Sufficed — 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 aceleration is smooth and hard. would have loved to see a turbo model make it to the floor, 36k was the price tage with everything, $40 to filler at $1.00 a ltr, that and the lack of 138bhp and a 130whp with a 8hp rob on the belt system

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steve writes:
2008 Hyundai Tiburon GT Review
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Stunning looks, classy interior, amazing stereo

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Lacking a bit of power, automatic tranny is less then expected

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Hyundai Tiburon — This is a great car, its comfortable, great to drive, and has an amazing stereo. Performance is ample, however I would not recommend the automatic transmission, it lags a bit on the shifting especially when trying to use the tiptronic part of the transmission. However the looks of this car are stunning.

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Matt writes:
2008 Hyundai Tiburon SE Review
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Performance, style, and audio

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Great Car To Have — I love my new car, its pretty fast, it handles well and the exhaust has an aggressive note to it. i love the styling and it is very fun to drive it. it's packed with a 2.7L v6 cranking out about 172 HP and all that power is passed through a 6 speed manual transmission. comes stock with 17 in. alloy wheels and wrapped in 215/45 R17 tires.

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Jose writes:
2008 Hyundai Tiburon GT Review
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4

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new paint job,kept clean always clean car runs great handle good

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paint chiped on back bumper ABS light on BREAK light on also emergency break on as well

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Good Car Reliable Car Good For A First Car — 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 roof works great good car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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josehernandez96 writes:
2008 Hyundai Tiburon GT Review
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car just got painted blue engine rebulided.reliability car.

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the back bumper has paint chip,the ABS light on also the airbag light on to and the parking brakes  light on as well.

josehernandez96
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Pretty Good Car Looking Nice Good Looking Car Classy — appearance;car looks nice new lighting blue paint job engine just got rebulid interior clean noone smoke in it. bulid quality; noises are noticeabel,gas millage its around 17-20 city 20-23 highway not forsure pretty good on gas repairs on the car is pretty costly. performance; its a fun car the acceleration on the car is great catch speed quick! brakes are good but could be better. abs unit has a couple prombles cons; bumpy ride ABS light on also the parking break light on as well also.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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dmcat63 writes:
2008 Hyundai Tiburon GT Review
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5

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Handles beautifully, sharp looking, decent gas milage, low maintenence, handles pretty well in the snow, fun to drive

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a little small for a family vehicle, hyundai road side assistance isn't so geat in my area.

dmcat63
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2008 Hyundai Tiburon Gt — There isn't much that I don't like about this car. Its so fun drive and handles beautifully. It's a beautiful looking car that is low maintenance. Gets decent gas milage (about 20MPG) I love it and would love to keep it, but I need something bigger now. Will be so sad to see her go.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tyler writes:
2008 Hyundai Tiburon GS Review
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its fun to drive an looks very aggressive compared to the prior body styles

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havent found anything yet except that it doesnt have a turbo option from the factory but that changed when the genisis came out with the 2.0t model

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Shark — fun car with lots of possibilitys, im going with a tuscani conversion right now to put the 2.7 supercharged elisa motor in. The gas mileage is great for now until the new motor is put in then it will drop to about 17 mpg, for a fun factor i give it high scores its a blast to drive has enough power an handles amazing, with being light in the rear the car has a nice slide curve to it when hitting corners hard i wanna put in new tuscani front an rear sway bars and a top mount strut tower bar to see if that stiffens it up a little more

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

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Austin writes:
2008 Hyundai Tiburon GT Limited Review
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Its a very fun car to drive

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value.

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It Is A Great Car Overall, The Value Once Its Off The Lot Is Really Really Bad. — This car is a great car to own. The MPG's is a little low, but with a SRI and a glass pack exhaust, they will rise drematically. The apperance of the exterior is a little wierd. I dont really like the head light design. The interior styling is confusing. If all stock accent lights are blue, why is the rest of the interior red? Makes no since. This is a very fun car to drive, 140 mph, not enough road to keep going.

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

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Reviews From Other Years

2007 Hyundai Tiburon Reviews

Sporty And Flashy Two Door By Shaniece

car is great recently had all mechanical issues fixed on the car. Despite the hanging headlight which is next on the list for repairs i would suggest this car to any couple seeking transportation. Not... Read More

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

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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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2003 Hyundai Tiburon Reviews

Sporty Car That Gets Me There Quick! By Nin

I love this car. It's the fastest car I've ever owned. I love everything about it but the back seat can get cramped. I don't ever have anyone back there so that's not that big a deal to me though. Read More

The Car Is Great By vigarj

The car handles well, brakes work great. The car is fun to drive, get a little pep when you want, very safe to drive as the handling is that of most sporty cars. The gas mileage is great, 24 city an... Read More

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