1998 Hyundai Tiburon FX 2.0 from North America


The best car I have ever owned!


Air Bag light stays on.

Replaced Clutch plates At 93,000 miles.

Replaced clutch slave at 93,000 miles.

Brakes replaced April 2006.

The cup holder is a danger to the CD player (sloshing drinks and electronics...yeesh)

Paint is chipping on the hood.

General Comments:

This car turns heads.

The Tiburon can turn on a dime and give back change if it wants.

My Fiance and I live 70 miles out of town and the drive to work never stops being fun. I am a short female so the Tiburon offers just enough comfortable room for me without feeling like I am driving a boat.

This is what I like to call a creeper car, it accelerates at a smooth rate, and has a comfortable cruising speed (much to the irritation of this.. inattentive driver) of about 80 mph.

The stock stereo works perfectly with the alpine cd player that was installed in february.

This little car has taken most of its beatings in stride. I have never had any major problems (knock on wood). Most of my repairs I have been able to do myself and they have just been normal maintenance that comes with owning a nine year old car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2006

1998 Hyundai Tiburon SE 2.0L DOHC from North America


This car is sporty and performs to an average level


My breaks needed to be replaced right away.

Alignment was needed when car was bought.

Little squeaks and rattles come from the car.

Battery clamp on posts broken when bought.

General Comments:

This car is very stylish and sleek looking. It definitely turns heads when it goes by.

Although the interior is very small and probably only suitable for 2 people it is well worth the price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th December, 2004

1998 Hyundai Tiburon FX 2.0 from North America


I would only recommend this car to anyone willing to pay lots for repairs, very disappointed


Since I purchased this car, almost immediately things started flying apart. First the voltage regulator in the alternator went, so I took it back to the dealership. I think their mechanics got their licenses out of a cereal box because I spent over $200 for them to tell me it was the battery, which was brand new. So after I found out it was not the battery and it was in fact the voltage regulator in the alternator, I got a new alternator and fixed it myself. So very poor service from the dealership on this occasion.

After the alternator, went the flex pipe on the exhaust, no big deal, but it cost me $250 for the part. Obviously, I fixed that myself as well.

After that, the plug wires went and it costed me $110 for those as well.

Then the biggest problem, all four wheel bearings went. The car is now sitting in my driveway until I come up with $700 to fix those (parts and labor included).

The car also will not start as quick after a fill up. I had the dealership check this out and they cannot figure out what the problem is, but I think it is the vent on the fuel filler neck. And occasionally you have to fill the car up slowly or it will spit back at you.

General Comments:

I have had this car for only three months and I have already forked out over $1000 on repairs. Not only that, but the dealership would not offer me a warranty when I bought it because they said it would be pointless because it was in such good condition. Pf!! Ya right!

Other than the repairs, when running good, this car has a lot of potential and gets a lot of curious looks from other drivers and people on the street.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd February, 2004

26th Mar 2008, 19:24

I suggest not buying your parts from the dealer, or getting them to do the labour. Of course some things you have buy there, but just like any other dealer, they charge way too much, at least double. Wheel bearings should only be about $40 each, online like $25 each. Even if the dealer charges you $60 each, that's $240, so they are charging you like $460 for labour??? LOL that is crazy, and you're crazy if you pay them that much, if you can take it some where else for a lot cheaper.

My husband does most of the work on our 98 and 00 Tibs, which obviously saves a lot, but we could do all four bearings, brakes, and rotors for around the same, or probably less than $700.

Sorry you have been having so many problems, like I said we own 2 and my husband used to have a 97', before the ones we have, and haven't had too many problems.