1998 Hyundai Tiburon SE 2.0 from North America
A sweet looking masterpiece with decent performance
Since November, I have had the computer replaced (warranty covered), and the engine sensor replaced (apparently the sensor was dirty).
I have also replaced a battery in that time.
I recently got into an accident with the vehicle and the rebar did its job well. The way I hit I thought I would have had a lot more damage, but the frame is constant and the engine is fine. I haven't seen any crash ratings, but this car must have done well.
I love this car. It was frustrating in the beginning with the computer (the only thing it really affected was the cruise control) and the spark plug going and the battery going, and the check engine light, but I have not had a problem in about 5 or six months. It may have been the previous owners fault.
The car handles as well as you can hang on. I've kicked it up to 198km/h no problem on two seperate occasions, quiet and steady all the while. The pick up is a little slow, don't bother drag racing this badboy in manual, you'll embarrass yourself. The throw is a little long into 5th, I am 5'11" and sometimes it's a stretch.
The seating is definitely for someone around 5'9" - 5'10" in my estimation. It almost seems that the seats are not large enough on the sides. I'm about 160lb.
All in all, for the price and the style and the performance, this car is a steal. I love the Tiburon, I hope by the time I am done with this one they will still have the same sweet design and offer even better performance.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st August, 2001