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2008 Hyundai Tiburon
GS FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$7,371
11 listings nationwide

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2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,870
4 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2008 Hyundai Tiburon
GS FWD

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 coup...

2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
Eric Tallberg Preview:

The big news from Nissan regarding their 350Z for '09 is that this sporty speedster will be available only as a drop-top. Nissan has decided to discontinue the coupe for this model yea...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2008 Hyundai Tiburon
GS FWD
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Lara writes:
I did feel like I was on the ground hitting every bump. The suspension could have been stronger. Also, the ste...
Power Ranked 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE better.
"reaction time, distance achieved in time, uphill driving."
Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE better.
"countour of the body, roof line from the front windshield. hood length and depth. front spoiler wrap. higher rear spoiler. "
10
Guru5GD5G writes:
Great power to weight ratio and the engine although tiny for the car, puts out enough power for it to match th...
Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT worse.
"The Body lines and unique styling make it stand out much more than the Eclipse, even though they are built almost the same."
Back Seats Ranked 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT better.
"The eclipse is a slightly bigger car overall, and allows for just a little bit more headspace and bigger seating for passengers."
Victoria writes:
I love my Tiburon! Fun to drive and unique. Its definitely an eye catcher and I frequently gets complemented o...
Handling Ranked 2008 Honda Civic Coupe Si worse.
"The Tiburon feels more grounded to me going around corners. "
Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Honda Civic Coupe Si worse.
"Theyre both nice looking, but the Tiburon is much sleeker!"
Front Seats Ranked 2008 Honda Civic Coupe Si worse.
"The driver seat in the Tiburon seems better positioned for the shift lever to me."
Back Seats Ranked 2008 Honda Civic Coupe Si better.
"The hatch in the Tiburon can hit a tall persons head! I never carry anyone in the rear though, so its a non-issue for me!"
Family Car Ranked 2008 Honda Civic Coupe Si better.
"Comfier rear seating"
2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
10
Never writes:
Loved the looks, sound, and handling of this vehicle. This car is for those people who want a cheap vehicle to...
Front Seats Ranked 1999 Cadillac DeVille Sedan FWD better.
"The interior feels much nicer than the one in 350z because the Cadillac is meant for luxury while the 350z is made to appeal to those who love sports cars."
Family Car Ranked 1999 Cadillac DeVille Sedan FWD better.
"Simple. The passenger capacity. Of course the DeVille is a better family car because it has space for 5 to 6 occupants while the 350z omly has space for the driver and one passenger."
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Michael 2009 Nissan 350Z Roadster EnthusiastReview:

Yup — LUV. i liek the car soo much its amazing looking and the performance is amazing, very resonsive. rel...

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

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Roland 2009 Nissan 350Z Roadster EnthusiastReview:

Nice Nissan 350z — All the performance is so greaat, the accelaration is so beautiful,the break i dont know,its easy t...

Specs

2008 Hyundai Tiburon
GS FWD
2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
20 MPG
17 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
28 MPG
24 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 20 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
306 hp @ 6,800 RPM
306 hp @ 6,800 RPM
Torque
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
268 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
268 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.1:1
10.1:1
10.6:1
10.6:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
3.76 in x 3.2 in
3.76 in x 3.2 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 5 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 42.6 in
Back Legroom 29.9 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.8 cu ft 4.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 558 lbs
Exterior
Length 173 in 169.8 in
Width 69.3 in 71.5 in
Height 52.4 in 52.5 in
Wheelbase 99.6 in 104.3 in

Available Options

2008 Hyundai Tiburon
GS FWD
2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast

Exterior Colors

  • Carbon Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Black Metallic
  • Moonlight White Pearl
  • NOGARO Red Metallic
  • San Marino Blue Metallic
  • Silver Alloy Metallic

Option Packages

  • [R95] 18" Chrome Wheels

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