2003 Hyundai Tiburon User Reviews

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    125

    Hyundai Tiburon Gt V6 --- Clutch Destroyer — It gets the job done. It's most definitely not a performance car, but you can certainly feel the torque in second gear around 3500rpms to 5500ish. It feels very solid on the road even over 100mph. Build Quality: Haven't had any major problems with the car other than having to replace the AC and the Clutch around 60,000 miles. The timing belt snapped around 65,000 miles. The interior plastic pieces are peeling and showing major wear, even though it has all been cleaned regularly (maybe it's the cleaner I've used in the past). As long as you take care of the Tib, it'll take care of you. Appearance: The clearcoat on the spoiler, gas cap and rims has been weathered badly. I had a friend spray paint the rims and gas cap, which covered up the nasty peeling that the paint was doing. However, I don't want a gunmetal spoiler and I've considered removing it, but then I'll have to relocate the center brake light. Cost of Ownership: Everything so far has been covered by the 100,000 mile warranty aside from the clutch. I would recommend you go to a local repair shop for a clutch repair, as it cost me over $2,000 through the dealership since it was not under warranty and they claim it's a special "dual plated" clutch or something along the lines. Fun Factor: The car handles very well and can pass effectively without downshifting or bouncing off the rev-limiter since it has low-range torque unlike other cars in it's class. Not only is it fun to drive, the back seats fold down for plenty of storage space.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: storage, stable at high speeds, handling

    Cons: dealership maintenance, faulty clutch

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    35

    I Love It — Taco Bob (my car's name) handles like a dream, runs great, and actually gets quite good gas mileage. As for"build quality" it's probably not the absolute best out there, but it is a rebuilt title so that may be influencing my decision/oppinion a bit. I really like the look of it; I just don't see many of them around. As for cost, it wasn't too expensive and gets good mileage. Overall it's a great car, and really fun to drive!

    Pros: fast

    Cons: fast

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    Small, Fast, And Cheap — Performance - Excellent Build Quality - Moderate Appearance - Mean lol Cost of Ownership - High Insurance Fun Factor - Hells Ya its fun to drive! Takes corners great and have awesome acceleration. if you get one I recommend a GT V6 with a 6 speed manual

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

    Pros: Cheap sports car, alot of bang for your buck

    Cons: Cheap parts, need aftermarket instead of stock.

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    Good And Fun. Good Racer On A Budget/alternate To The Civic — it's a really good car for the money. kinda slow, but it looks good while it cruises past you, and the 6 speed is really fun. i kinda want to trade up for a genisis though just because they look better

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

    Pros: fun and sporty for a good price

    Cons: not for someone looking for a speedy production car

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon Base Review
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    Worth The Money — The car has been great so far. It has a few problems with build quality etc, but nothing major. The car looks great and the warranty is the best. I've had no major problems with the car at all, and it's been reliable.

    Pros: The looks

    Cons: Horsepower

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    Hyundai Tiburon 2003 Gt V6 — Love the car, like the performance, and the appearance is teally good!... I like sports car and I love this one, really easy to work on and... Really fast too... what I dont like is that have a back seat..

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

    Pros: The engine

    Cons: nothing

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    Ok!! — I LOVE my car!! It has some problems but what car don't?? Most of the little problems I have had most other people have had!! I think the dealer should fix the problems!! The car looks gorgeous with the doors on it!! That's what made me buy it!! Well and the body kit!! LOL It has a booming system thanks to my husband!!

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

    Pros: I love driving it!! It is gorgous!!

    Cons: some problems that dealer needs to take car of!! That is bogus how they will only if it is a safety issue!!

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon Base Review
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    Best Car Ever! — Best car in the world! great on gas! hugs corners! easy upgrading! I will have this car until i die! Has cold air intake, touch screen nav., neons, 2500 in rims and tires, auto starter, comes with great stock spekers, and more...

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: handling, sexyness

    Cons: acceleration could be better

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    The Tib — This is a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon. Its definitely fun to drive with its V6, 5-speed, and great handling. Its fully loaded with everything I wanted; sunroof, power windows/locks with remote, leather seats, and much more. The car is absolutely beautiful inside and out. The only problem I have with it would be that the suspension is soo tight that taking a speed bump at 10 MPH makes for a very rough ride.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handles better than any car i've ever been in, Fun to drive, V6 runs great

    Cons: Tight Suspension= Harsh ride on bumpy roads

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon Base Review
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    Needs Moooorrrreee Powwerrr, Supercharge Soon!!!!!!!!! — I like what ever a put in, leather, 2400 watts(140 dbl) sound system and my performance upgrades(from 138 hp to 168 hp). It's not to bad on gas unless you unplug an O2 sensor teen it becomes a gas drinker hardcore

    Pros: Everyone turns their head to look

    Cons: attracted to cops

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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 amberdwyer

    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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