Hyundai Tiburon Review from Netherlands

1997 Hyundai Tiburon FX 2.0

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance68000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Celica


Dream car


I have had my Tiburon 3 years now, and so far the only problem I had was a broken glove-box lock which was fixed for free (warranty).

General Comments:

Concerning comfort, the 2.0 version offers everything I need, airconditioner, leather seats, ABS, etc.

Driving the car is like a dream. In the curves it really sticks to the road, you really feel that it was trimmed by Porsche.

I have had a Ford Probe and a Toyota Celica before, but the Tiburon really is unbeatable on a curvy track.

The 2.0 engine is powerful enough and has good torque from about 1800 rpm which is really good for a sportscar.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2000

10th Feb 2007, 06:05

You are right, the 2.0L version has awesome power, and handling. I've change the stock tyres to 205/40/17. The handling is tight and awesome. Power output is limited when the aircon is running, however when overtaking at high speed, turn aircon off, for that extra torque.

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review