For quality buy a Honda!
Front wheel bearings. In December 2000 replaced the right front bearing. Replaced the same in February 2001 with only 8000 km. Dealer replaced it and the left front bearing and right spindle under warrantee. June 2001 replaced left front bearing approximately 20,000 km. I am not impressed with the quality. Had a 1988 Honda Civic and put on 460,000 km and never replaced a wheel bearing.
Have replaced right rear wheel bearing in April 2001 and now need to do the left rear.
Was recently informed by the dealer that Hyundai has addressed the problem of the wheel bearings and will have a replacement out in the summer of 2001.
I like the performance. Another 20 horses would be great.
The ride is harsh on a long drive of several hundred km or miles, but then did you buy the car for the performance or for a soft comfortable ride?
Good gas mileage. 35 miles per gallon (imp) city and 40 - 43 miles per gallon (imp) highway (75+ MPH).
Do not like what they did to the 2000 and newer Tiburon with respect to the rear tail lights. The generic lights could be off of a Ford Taurus. The earlier fish eyed tail lights fitted the Shark image of the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 29th June, 2001