2003 Hyundai Tiburon User Reviews

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon Base Review
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    85

    A Great Little Car For The Money, Very Fun To Drive, Very Stylish, But Not Without Its Flaws. — Great styling inside and out. LOTS of content for a car of its price. was 16k new and came with a sunroof, power everything, cruise control, CD player and great factory speakers. everything seemed to be of really good quality construction. Despite its small size, room up front was really good and the hatchback design let it hold all of my music gear, and i have a lot. Factory sport seats were a great touch and very supportive. Drove 800 miles in 14 hours nearly non-stop, had hardly any complaints from my back and butt. Handling and braking, even being a base model and not the higher-performace GT, were excellent. Great backroad carver. Performance as far as power and speed were not so good. The 2.0L DOHC inline-4 got great gas mileage, but it could barely get out of its own way when it had to. Power just wasn't there. Due to its sporting nature, the ride was a little stiff. Older individuals or people who prefer a cushier ride might want to steer away from this vehicle as a daily driver. After 75,000 miles the car started developing some electrical problems. Driver's side window had a bad short in it. refused to roll up or down for the longest. Didn't have the money to take it to the dealer and get it fixed so it stayed that way until it just started working again one day. Problems persisted. Also, the blower switch for the fan had problems with the wiring. Wires must have been too small for the current being sent through it. i had to replace the entire switch unit due to it melting. Temporary fix only though, and a little expensive at that. Other than these electrical gremlins the car ran flawlessly. Good, solid vehicle, just watch the electicals when getting above 60k miles.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Sporty, agile and extremely fun to drive on curvy backroads and highways, great looks that always got stares whenever I went out, surprising room and cargo space, 30+mpg when driven lightly.

    Cons: Dismal straight-line performance and passing power.  Watch for electrical glitches and bugs above 60-70k miles. People with bad backs beware--suspension is stiff.

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    65

    2003 Tiburon Gt — Performance is lacking in the car. It's underpowered and front wheel drive. You gotta take it for what it is though. It can put you back in the seat and rips through the first 2 gears. It handles pretty damn good for a front wheel drive car. The build quality is eh. The clutch was a complete failure. The dual-mass flywheel fell apart after 45,000 miles which is no good. The rest of the car is fairly sturdy so far. The 6 speed manual is fun and kinda unique. It's definitely an eye catcher. You get looks everywhere you go. I have the Tuscani badges too and that throws some people. Overall it's a pretty bad ass car. You just gotta get a performance clutch to make it work the way it should.

    Pros: 6 speed, leather recaros, great looks

    Cons: under powered, front wheel drive, bad stock clutch

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    35

    Great Little Sports Car W/o The Price Tag — Awesome inexpensive sports car. Handles amazing, Acceleration is good, engine and body solid, Hyundai has improved their clutch problems in newer years. I really enjoy this car even though it may cost some money to fix ..what car doesn't :) Keep Driving !

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun, Sporty, Good Looking, Handling, Acceleration

    Cons: Clutch fails too often, Sunroof problems, Electrical problems

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    25

    Worth Every Kuna I`ve Spent On It. — I like everything about this car. Acceleration,braking and handling are the best.I`ve never been to the mechanic.It`s worth every kuna (in Croatia) that I`ve spent on it.Probably the best thing is the engine sound.Like a thunderstorm.The body kit`s the best you can imagine. Like a fairy-tale.

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

    Pros: Acceleration, engine sound, ...

    Cons: Small gasoline cargo capacity

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    75

    Nice Car — Nice car, but I totally upgraded everything with KDM parts and some custom stuff to make it closer to what I wanted. A great buy for a sports car in comparison to the competetion (which was similar in quality and more money).

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Black coupe with limo tinted windows... need I say more

    Cons: a few technical problems all fixed under warranty

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    45

    '03 Hyundai Tiburon Gt V6 — I only have had it not even a week, but its got great acceleration and very easy to speed in. Gas mileage is okay, it is a very fun car to drive. Its very hard to stay within speed limit!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: good acceleration, good braking, looks nice

    Cons: crappy factory stereo

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    Sexy!! — sexy car and does good burnouts cons tires wear way too fast for me driving and clutch is expensive along with all the other parts for it. gas mileage alright for performance. car is way fun to drive low to ground

    Pros: Sexy unique

    Cons: parts expensive

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon Gt — The Tiburon GT is a great car for performance and exceleration. I bought the car because i wanted a car that could get me good fuel mileage (around 22-24 average) and had a little get up and go juice when i wanted it. I love the sporty look of the car and it has nice leather interior. It has great acceleration for the engine size, decent braking ability, and good handing around corners. I haven't had to fix anything other than a head light since i bought the car. The car is alot of fun to drive. My only complant would be that i am 6'3" and there is not a whole lot of room in the car. That and the back seat really has no function other than storage.

    Pros: Good compromise between fuel and fun, Handles well

    Cons: Not a lot of space for big people, Back seat non functional

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    55

    Black Beauty — The exterior styling; which Pininfarina helped on was a welcome change to the Tiburon line. I was not a fan of the previous generations and there bulbous fenders, but 2003 on are in my opinion some of the sexiest cars on the road. The 2.7 litre V6 is very torquey, giving you a huge advantage over all those pesky Hondas and Acuras running around. The engine also responds well to modifications with mods such as my AEM cold air intake giving me a significant torque increase.

    Pros: Sexy Exterior Styling, Great Performance for the Money

    Cons: Stigma Attached to the Hyundai Name

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    35

    Best Looking Korean Lol — one of the best looking sporty coupe's, altho lacking performance, its handles pretty well in corners. got this car in april 2008 and its a november 2002 make overall i just love to ride this, car its a real headturner and it sure is giving me a lot of attention down the road

    Pros: everything

    Cons: performance

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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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