Seat belt gets caught on the shoulder bracket if not pulled straight down to the desired length before moving around to clasp. This has been attributed to the retractor in other reviews, but I believe it is really the bracket that is the problem, I haven't seen any problems with the retractor itself.
Headlights both burned out at the exact same instance of turning it on. Dealer replaced (as they were under warranty) and turned the issue over to Hyundai for consideration after finding no over/undercurrent problems or other electrical fault.
Windshield wiper intermittent setting became non-functional after about 5000 miles. This was also replaced under warranty.
Floor-mat clasp, which I am told was redesigned from an integrated floorboard part to a over and under plastic clasp for the 2000 model year, tends to come undone and allow the mat to slip towards the front of the car.
Cup holders are oddly placed directly over the ashtray and under the radio. Which means that if you have say, two sodas from a fast food restaurant in the holder, you now have no ashtray and difficult access to the radio controls.
This car is an excellent buy for the money. With it's great handling and nice pickup combined with the unbeatable Hyundai warranty and standard options, (which include air conditioning and power everything) you can't go wrong.
Unless you are looking for a super-car, and have the budget for it, this is where you should be looking. The styling on the Tiburon is also unmatched. No other car in its class has the sexy lines that this car sports.
I opted for the automatic model of the Tiburon, in hindsight, I probably should have gone with the manual transmission. The car has nice pickup when you lay on the gas with the automatic transmission, but casual driving pickup leaves it feeling a little sluggish in lower speed first gear. However, a little power shifting with the auto can help you blaze past all but the higher end sports cars off the line.
I have nothing but praise for the styling of the interior of the car. Unless of course you are looking for a car for a family of four. The back seat is not really accommodating to anyone over 5'4". However the sleek styling continues to the inside. The dashboard is almost futuristic. And the all vinyl/faux leather door panels and ceiling look absolutely gorgeous with a cleaning and protectant treatment.
After 11,500 miles I am getting about 33mpg highway, 28mpg city. Which is very nice considering the sporty feel of this coupe.
Along with all this and the standard options, which practically none of the other cars in its class come with, the Tiburon is a great car, and I would recommend it to anyone.