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1997 Hyundai Tiburon 2 Dr STD HatchbackReview
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Okay For An Import. — I only drove it for a very short time. It was my mother's car. It was the first car she had bought that I actually liked the looks of. She paid a very reasonable price for it being a new vehicle. She gave it to me when my '86 Grand Prix needed to have some work done, but I found a '98 GTP shortly after my daughter was born so we traded it in. She got very little on the trade in value, but the dealer sold the car within a day of acquiring it, before even cleaning it up. It was not a good choice for a family car due to its small back seat and difficulty getting in and out of it. While the gas mileage was good, my GTP got great mpg for being a much heavier car. I wonder how well the Tiburon would have held up compared to the GTP when I was rear-ended at 45 mph. Personally, I am glad that my daughter and I were not in the Tiburon to find out.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Small, so fairly gas efficient. Nice sleek look. Affordable. Had no problem driving thru blizzard with at least 5" of snow covering road at about 30 mph.

Cons: Small, not good for family car. Difficult to get a car seat in and out of back seat. Worried about safety if an accident occurred.

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1997 Hyundai Tiburon 2 Dr STD HatchbackReview
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My 1997 Tiburon — This car runs great, it is fast, howeverthe back seats are a bit small, lol They all go through a bit of oil after 100,000km its got a 1.8l 4cly 140hp engine 16 valve paired with a nice 5spd manual trans

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: smooth 5spd manual, it goes really quick 0-80

Cons: small back seat, engine is a bit noisy

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1997 Hyundai Tiburon 2 Dr FX HatchbackReview
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Great Car, No Problems. — Overall this car is above average. I never have any bad problems, only regular maintenance. It runs great, great handling, great power. Sleek appearance, great sound system, easy to do your own maintenance. Aftermarket parts are cheap and they are many to choose from.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The handling is awesome.

Cons: it's getting old.

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1997 Hyundai Tiburon 2 Dr FX HatchbackReview
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Its Amazing, For An Automatic. — i love the little body style of it, but its a 4cylinder, and for all of your who truly know me know i'm a not a slow driver and 4cylinder just won't cut it for me. Its got an amazing stereo in it...no matter what you're listening to it give a great bump! Its navy blue with metallic sparkles on and racing rims with low pros on it. they are crazy difficult to find. i love my car i just want a newer one. I wish it were a stick though!

Pros: nice body style, and color

Cons: its an automatic

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1997 Hyundai Tiburon 2 Dr STD HatchbackReview
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It's My 1st Car... It's Cute And It Gets Me To A To B. School And Back.. Lol I Call It "tibi" — overall -- it's a good car. Very reliable. have had it for 2 years and it pretty much only has highway miles because it was my sister in laws car and she lives upstate ny.

Pros: it has a turbo button .

Cons: if you go past 100 you will prolly loose control it's a very light car

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1997 Hyundai Tiburon 2 Dr FX HatchbackReview
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Perfect Sports Car For A Cheap Price — i've had my tiburon for about a year now. when i bought it, it had a lot of minor problems with it; the brake booster lines went on me, problems with a leaky fuel pump, and the clutch sticks. but overall, it's been a reliable car, it rides beautifully! driving down the road, you get a lot of second glances.

Owner for 1 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

Pros: style is hot! catches a lot of attention

Cons: not good in snow/rain, access road noise, hatch raddles

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1997 Hyundai Tiburon 2 Dr STD HatchbackReview
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Excellent Handling Vehicle That's Easy For A Do It Your Selfer To Work On — Performance-average about the same as the rest of the class Build Quality-175,000 miles, same engine and trans Appearance- I waxed the paint off the hood,roof and trunk Cost of ownership, mileage 25city/32hwy, regular maintance fun factor-Still very fun to drive

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

Pros: fun, reliable, good looking

Cons: If you have tall kids, if your a car snob

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Reviews From Other Years

2008 Hyundai Tiburon Reviews

Excellent Sport Car By FranklinAV

Two doors become inconvenient for family. Is pretty easy to maintain, especially if you like to do the work yourself, this is a car for that. Parts are not expensive and they can be find in any auto ... Read More

Amazing By SContillo

I love everything about this car personally, i have had one for 3 years and it's never had any problems. Unique car that not too many people have, which i love. Everyone knows it's me when i'm driving... Read More

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

2006 Hyundai Tiburon Reviews

Sport Car Look And Feel Without The Cost By ATGInvestmentauto

The Tiburon prove to be a wonderful driving car with a lot of power. Very easy to handle, especially with the 6 speed manual transmission. I liked the solid ride that the car provides. Easy access ... Read More

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

2005 Hyundai Tiburon Reviews

A Girl Can Dream... By Bjorkast

The only time I've ever had this car in the shop is for basic maintenance & upkeep, it has never once let me down! Even after I got into a head on collision, my car still ran & was drivable. This is t... Read More

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

2004 Hyundai Tiburon Reviews

Special By Amber

best and newest car i have owned. Has electrical issues but nothing i couldnt fix. purchased this car for 2000.00 with a salvage title from the state of AK. matience and repairs are fairly easy to do ... Read More

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

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