2008 Hyundai Tiburon Top Comparisons

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    2008 Hyundai Tiburon GT FWDReview
    josehernandez96 writes:
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    Pretty Good Car Looking Nice Good Looking Car Classy — appearance;car looks nice new lighting blue paint job engine just got rebulid interior clean noone smoke in it. bulid quality; noises are noticeabel,gas millage its around 17-20 city 20-23 highway not forsure pretty good on gas repairs on the car is pretty costly. performance; its a fun car the acceleration on the car is great catch speed quick! brakes are good but could be better. abs unit has a couple prombles cons; bumpy ride ABS light on also the parking break light on as well also.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: car just got painted blue engine rebulided.reliability car.

    Cons: the back bumper has paint chip,the ABS light on also the airbag light on to and the parking brakes  light on as well.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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    2008 Hyundai Tiburon GS FWDReview
    Tyler writes:
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    Shark — fun car with lots of possibilitys, im going with a tuscani conversion right now to put the 2.7 supercharged elisa motor in. The gas mileage is great for now until the new motor is put in then it will drop to about 17 mpg, for a fun factor i give it high scores its a blast to drive has enough power an handles amazing, with being light in the rear the car has a nice slide curve to it when hitting corners hard i wanna put in new tuscani front an rear sway bars and a top mount strut tower bar to see if that stiffens it up a little more

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

    Pros: its fun to drive an looks very aggressive compared to the prior body styles

    Cons: havent found anything yet except that it doesnt have a turbo option from the factory but that changed when the genisis came out with the 2.0t model

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    2008 Hyundai Tiburon GS FWDReview
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    Pretty & Peppy — Hyundai's come a long way. I was looking for a stylish, sporty car with a peppy engine with reasonable gas mileage & found it @ Hyundai. I went with the 4 cylinder turbo & it has just the right amount of zip. The sleek styling turns heads & I've been asked several times who the manufacturer of my car is. I love my Tiburon! It's an absolute joy to drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The styling, zip & price.

    Cons: The value depreciation.

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    2008 Hyundai Tiburon GT Limited FWDReview
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    It Is A Great Car Overall, The Value Once Its Off The Lot Is Really Really Bad. — This car is a great car to own. The MPG's is a little low, but with a SRI and a glass pack exhaust, they will rise drematically. The apperance of the exterior is a little wierd. I dont really like the head light design. The interior styling is confusing. If all stock accent lights are blue, why is the rest of the interior red? Makes no since. This is a very fun car to drive, 140 mph, not enough road to keep going.

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

    Pros: Its a very fun car to drive

    Cons: value.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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    2008 Hyundai Tiburon GT FWDReview
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    Affordable Beginner's Sports Car — Great car. It is pretty quick with 172 hp out of a 2.7L V6 and FWD. It has no rattles or major dents. The interior is all black and dark blue exterior. The gas mileage isn't great but it is a load of fun to drive especially with the shiftronic option.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun to drive

    Cons: gas mileage

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    2008 Hyundai Tiburon SE FWDReview
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    Overall 1-10. I Would Give It An 8 Out Of 10 For The Cost As Far As Fun And Styling. —

    I bought mine used with 14K on it and have since doubled that. Road trips AL-AZ & AL-AR and back. Averaged almost 30mpg setting the cruise ctl-highest was 35mpg pushing most states speed limits. (West Texas is 80mpg-they told me to slow down); even while running the AC. The front wheel drive sticks to the road as we drove through Memphis during their extreme rain. No you would not want to drive through a foot of water for a very long time but the occasional pools the car stuck to the road and "swam" through thanks to the sticky FWD and the car's ability to throw away the water from the fenders. Does the name mean "shark" in some language? The 6-spd manual does take some getting used to and the true transfer of power to the road does not really appear in feel and output to the speedometer until you hit about 3500 rpm. No you will probably not win a race off the light at first but once you get this car rolling and up to "speed" I think it would run forever. Outside of gas/oil changes I have put nothing into the car-except paying for XM radio. Overall a generally fun to car to drive on the road either or to work. Want more save up and buy a new Audi/Lambo provided you can afford the insurance.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Styling, you could get pulled over even while parked!

    Cons: Excessive road noise on rough road surfaces and the seating could be more comfortable for those longer road trips.  Put your wallet in the console if you will be sitting in the driver's seat for more than an hour.

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    2008 Hyundai Tiburon GS FWDReview
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    I Love This Car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — This car has an absolutely perfect performance; it's pretty solid, and not likely to break down; it has a VERY cozy interior, with a smooth good-looking exterior; it doesn't cost that much to maintain, either. I love to drive it, especially down the highway where I can punch it lol.

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

    Pros: Great performance; Good build; Looks awesome.

    Cons: Nothing.

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    2008 Hyundai Tiburon GS FWDReview
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    Hyundai Tiburon — I love this car! The gears call for a shift a little too quick but that's all good! It has a great speaker system but doesnt have an AUX input on it for an ipod. It also has very thin tires when you buy it... lol

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Looks, feel, Interior

    Cons: No AUX input on stereo

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    2008 Hyundai Tiburon GS FWDReview
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    Good Car But Not For 30k+ More Or Less Around 20k Would Have Sufficed — breaking is weak considering the GS has no ABS or ETC understandable the 5spd shifts smoothly with the exeptopn of 2nd gear bit of grind, handling could be tighter in 60km corners, but overall aceleration is smooth and hard. would have loved to see a turbo model make it to the floor, 36k was the price tage with everything, $40 to filler at $1.00 a ltr, that and the lack of 138bhp and a 130whp with a 8hp rob on the belt system

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: its fun smooth and comes with a smile

    Cons: lack of power with such a sporty car only 138bhp to the wheels

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    2008 Hyundai Tiburon GT Limited FWDReview
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    08' Tibby Byron O — Nice Car i Love My Tibby Overall tha Car is Solid..Tha Handeling is Tight...Bumpy sometimes...But overall nice...Nice Speed...Nice Accleration....An its Cheap to maintain...Fun as Hell to Drive Tha Gurliys Love it!! Go Get Tha Hyundai Gen. Coupe....Its a Step Up...

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Looks...Price...Proformance

    Cons: No BackSeat...Small Trunck

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    Review By Guru9XVSN8

    to high priced, they give fair amount of trouble it would be better if it was a 6 speed manuel trans. Read More

    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

    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

    2003 Hyundai Tiburon Reviews

    Great Sports Car By Matthew

    I love how the Tiburon looks and feels. It's a great sports car and handles very well. Being 6'2" I was worried that I may not fit in the drivers seat since a lot of older sports cars are not made f... Read More

    Sporty Car That Gets Me There Quick! By Nin

    I love this car. It's the fastest car I've ever owned. I love everything about it but the back seat can get cramped. I don't ever have anyone back there so that's not that big a deal to me though. Read More

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