2008 Hyundai Tiburon Overview

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2008 Hyundai Tiburon Overview

The winding roads of Marin County may be the inspiration for this affordable sports coupe, and the 2008 Hyundai Tiburon does handle curves easily and with good road grip. Though a coupe, it seats four relatively comfortably. After some exterior redesigns last year to its front and rear fascias and dual exhaust tips, the Tiburon remains virtually unchanged for 2008. New this year is a satellite radio option, with a free three-month trial.

The front-wheel-drive 2008 Tiburon comes in three increasingly sporty trims. The base GS is the only one with the underpowered 2.0-liter, 138-hp inline four and 16-inch wheels. The GT, GT Limited, and sport-tuned SE get going with a 3.7-liter DOHC V6 that delivers 172 hp, and all three use larger 17-inch tires. A 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual are the transmission choices on all trims but the SE, which comes only with a 6-speed manual. ABS brakes, dual front-side airbags, a CD/MP3 player, and full power features are standard across the line. Although all feature a rear spoiler, the size and location differs with each model. The GT adds cruise control, while the GT Limited offers leather seats and a sunroof.

The SE features a European sport suspension along with bigger brakes, sport seats with leather bolsters, aluminum pedals, and both stability and traction control. Unlike many sport coupes, the trunk is actually fairly spacious, holding up to 15 cubic feet, and the rear seats split-fold. The previous year's updates have turned the 2008 Tiburon into a sleeker, sexier coupe, with more chrome trim and steeper angles for the front and rear windows. Though it's not quite a power competitor to the Mitsubishi Eclipse, owners still find it fun and responsive to drive. And its long list of standard features, typical Hyundai warranty, and sticker price make it a viable option. Major complaints point out the low-powered inline-four engine and excessive road noise with the SE.

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    Car Flipping

    Will a 2006 Tiburon hatch/trunk, hood, and bumpers fit on a 2008 Tiburon?

    Seat Height

    I am only 5'3. Am i too short for this car?

    Help Please.

    I have a 2008 Hyundai tiburon gt v6 automatic. Has 60 thousand miles. I was driving it to work the other day and out of no where lost acceleration and my car shut off. No codes or lights were throw...

    I Am A Mechanic Working On A Tiburon And I Am Puzzled

    I am working on a 4 cylinder Hyundai 2.0L and recently did the head gasket. I have also installed a new timing belt, I have aligned the corresponding marks on the camshaft and crankshaft. It has a ...

    Engine

    hi so I have a 2008 Hyundai tiburon GT with a broken motor and was just wondering what other motors were compatible with the car please help!!! thank you.