1998 Hyundai Tiburon 140 h.p. from North America
In two months, the car has been to the shop five times. Once for brakes, three times for a faulty clock, twice for bad ECM, in addition to rattles, squeaks, faulty seatbelt retractor, and other quality-based problems too numerous to mention. The car has been out of the shop for a week and so far nothing new has developed and nothing old has reappeared.
It's a sharp looking car that gets a lot of attention but truthfully when people ask about reliability and service, I can't recommend they rush out and buy one. For one thing, there's only one dealership anywhere near the area where I live, and from what I can tell, the service department is less than brilliant. IF the car stays trouble-free, I MIGHT consider buying another because the hatchback feature is a big plus and there aren't too many other manufacturers offering hatchback convenience. IF I keep experiencing problems mechanically then I will definitely NOT buy another Hyundai nor will I recommend Hyundai to anyone else.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th February, 1999
10th Feb 2004, 10:52
I agree with you, I would never recommend a Tiburon to any one. in 16 months I have had to put in 2 ECM, 1 transmission, 1 throttle sensor. the car jumps at high speeds since last may and the problem is still not fixed as they do not know what the problem is. I have hit my head twice at high speeds when I go in passing gear. as we speak my car is in the shop for wheel bearings. I had to rent a car to get to work. the car has been in the shop so much that I have to get rid of it as it is a money pit. I did own a 1987 pony and loved that car. I will never buy another Hyundai as the cars are not reliable and the service is very bad.