2001 Hyundai Tiburon Reviews - Page 3 of 9

2001 Hyundai Tiburon from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Previous carOldsmobile Calais

Summary:

It is extremely reliable for a fun little car that was fairly inexpensive to purchase

Faults:

The driver’s side automatic window regulator broke. This caused the driver’s side window to fall into the door well and the window was not operable. The glass did not break and the repair was in a few hours at the local Hyundai dealership for a little over $200 including labor. They replaced the automatic regulator (the device that powers the window up and down) and put the glass back on its track. This happened when the car was over 4 years old in 2005.

Very little back seat leg room. Then again, this is not a family car.

Very minor paint peeling around the driver’s side door lock. (I do NOT have remote keyless entry and use the key every time I enter the car probably resulting in the extra wear on the paint around the lock.)

General Comments:

I bought my 2001 Tiburon new in the same year. I still own the car and LOVE it. It has only been in the shop once (other than maintenance) to replace the driver’s side automatic window regulator (the device that powers the window up and down.) It has never left me stranded on the side of the road.

It’s now over five years old and has never had any mechanical problems. Never. The maintenance performed on this car has been: replaced tail-light bulbs, replaced headlight bulbs, replaced the battery once, oil changes, new tires as they wear, and the 60,000 mile suggested tune-up which was done this year (2006).

The fold down 50-50 split back seats are wonderful. For long vacation trips, my spouse and I fold down the back seats and pile in two large suitcases, golf clubs, a cooler, a hanging garment bag, a fold down dog kennel, a dog, and little odd and ends. I’ve also carried a new 37" TV inside the box with the seats folded down. Obviously this is not a family car, but it was perfect for just me and now is still perfect for a couple and their dog.

I have many people approach me about my Tiburon either because they are proud Tiburon owners as well or they are thinking of buying a Tiburon. I always give glowing recommendations about reliability, gas mileage, body integrity (no rust and I’ve always lived near salt water), and overall visual appeal.

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

Review Date: 5th May, 2006

2001 Hyundai Tiburon SE 2.0 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 kilometres
Most recent distance56000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Swift

Summary:

I love this car

Faults:

Not too many bad points about my car. The factory paint does chip. The factory tires had a slow leak in them. And I've never been in an accident in it, but I've read so many stories about the airbags not coming out, which worries me a little.

General Comments:

Shifting in this car is as smooth as it gets. Cornering handles amazing. Awesome little car, but the dealership has a lot of room for improvement.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2005

25th Jul 2005, 12:07

RE slow leak in tires. I doubt that it is the fault of the tires being "factory". It wasn't clear if the tires had been replaced at 56,000 Km or not. A slow leak can be the result of a small puncture, leaking valve or corrosion on the wheel at the bead of the tire.

I have a 2003 V6 Tib (purchased new) with 46,000 miles and also love the car and will probably get an 2006. Only a couple of minor problems -wear on leather seat, Sun roof motor and the O2 sensor, but all covered by dealer at no cost. My dealer north of Akron, OH is 1st rate.

2001 Hyundai Tiburon from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10

Summary:

My Car Rocks!

Faults:

There is nothing wrong with my car. It is the best car in the world.

General Comments:

I love my car. It is so great. The car is very comfortable. My car also looks great. Many people call me lucky for having a Tiburon. In my opinion this car is the greatest car ever made.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2005

23rd Apr 2005, 15:30

Glad you like your car. Not sure if it is the best car ever made, but of course, you are entitled to your opinion. Good luck with it.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 35 reviews