2003 Hyundai Tiburon User Reviews

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    35

    My Mid-life Crisis! — Awesome fuel economy, very comfortable ride. Tight suspension. Sound system rocks!

    Pros: Zippy, easy on fuel, looks great!

    Cons: Can't think of anything bad.

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    Sexy On A Budget — I love the looks of my car, I find it to be the sexyest car one can get for under 20 grand. The problem is it only has 170 hp out of a 2.7L, Try harder. that should be making 200 HP minimum. The Torque is nice but it is slow off the line. It really shines when its rolling. And the 4 speed auto was a mistake for me to buy, and a Mistake to make Great stock stearo!!

    Pros: Styling, Stearo, sound, Interior and overall sexy apeal

    Cons: Performance, from a stop,

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    Affordable, Italian Style (until I Can Get The Real) — Love the styling (of course), handling, and overall feel of the car. Acceleration is not bad, contrary to reviews from others. Considering the fact that most of us have never seen 120mph, or rocketed to 60 in less than 5 secs., it's crazy to say that the car is too slow!

    Owner for 0 years, 1 months

    Cons: Horrible gas mileage!

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    Fun, Inexpensive, Reliable, Sporty Tiburon — This little car replaced a 1999 Hyundai Elantra that I was using as a little 'to and from' car - a 'beater' car as I termed it. Got a good deal on in when I purchased - it had 64,000 miles on it and a few repairs needed. After repairing (easy and inexpensive) I just put gas in it and drove - very few problems - on a 5,000 mile rotation for oil changes (synthetic) and it even at 140,000 miles, it is still a fun and economic car to drive.. The only problem that I have had with it was the clutch and pressure plate - required replacement at approximately 85,000 miles - about a $2500.00 expense - believe that it was also due to a prior bad repair attempt on prior owners part. Otherwise its continues to be a daily driver..

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good handling, sufficient power to excite day to day driving, good reliability, all around fun to drive, reasonably easy to work on and repair..  good fuel economy for the fun factor (all around avg. 24mpg.)

    Cons: clutch design expensive to replace.  spark plugs (rear bank) difficult to replace.

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    Hyundai's First Sports Car — Car is still holding up in 2013 and almost 150,000 miles. At the time of production it was a pretty quick car tho by today standards is pretty mediocre. requires maintenance every now and again but has been good enough to not get rid of it even after purchasing a new car.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: I can't see me getting rid of it.

    Cons: No OD in the 5 speed manual.

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    70mph In Second Gear With Four To Go. — Performance and speed are exceptional. Quick and light the GT has about 18hp per pound. Mine is equipped with the 6 speed manual transmission which seems to perform far better than the automatic. Cruising for long distance has not been a problem with excellent fuel milage, while the car sacrifices nothing in performance, handling, and thottle response. The only drawbacks to the Tiburon are a few too many cheap plastic parts and the clutch and flywheel are a royal pain the butt to change out.

    Pros: quick. agile. comfortable. straight line fast.

    Cons: too much plastic. challenging maintenance

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    2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Review
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    03 Hyundai Tiburon Gt — Awsome looking car, lacking in power though. Overall a good quality car only a few things wrong. The timing belt and water pump needs to be changed in these cars at 60k miles. One of the best looking cars you can buy for the money and very reliable.

    Pros: the looks

    Cons: no power

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    Avoid As Much As Possible!!!!!!!!! — Transmissions are junk, build quality over all is absolutely worthless, gas mileage is decent, but my V8 Trans am gets better mileage... can't figure that one out. Performance wise, well, don't expect too much. Its quick, but that's it. Nothing special. Better off getting a WRX, or a SRT4. Not to mention, the electronics are horrible as well. Door locks don't work, passenger side window stopped working. If anyone offers to sell you one for $500, run away as fast as you can. You'll spend so much money just to keep it running. My second year into owning the car, I went in for an inspection and the car failed for emissions. The garage ran the diagnostic on it, and it turned out there was a problem with the catalytic converter,(Which the tiburon has 3 of), so they got underneath to take a look. The problem with the Cat's was, well there were none. Instead there were just straight pipes from the headers to the rest of the exhaust. Keep in mind the only modification i did to the car was aftermarket tail lights. So after getting into an argument with the sales manager at the dealership, and threatening to sue, they agreed to buy back the 2003 Tiburon. The price to replace the three catalytic converters was almost $4k.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: none

    Cons: Maintenance nightmare, you can get better car's for the same price.

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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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