2002 Hyundai Tiburon Reviews

2002 Hyundai Tiburon LX 2.7 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.7 Manual
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.6 / 10
Distance when acquired2 kilometres
Most recent distance38500 kilometres
Previous carAMC Pacer

Summary:

Worst purchase I've ever made

Faults:

Sun roof glass track, and a piece of the motor fell out the first week of owning it.

Heater controls caught fire 6 times.

Rear suspension out of adjustment day 1.

Transmission shifted between 3rd gear and 5th gear.

Engine smoked at 5000 km.

General Comments:

Handled well.

Back seat couldn't fit a child.

Was to be destroyed by Hyundai. VIN # kmhhn65dx3u0141130.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st February, 2011

4th Feb 2011, 09:45

I may be wrong and am open to being corrected, but I didn't think there was such a thing as a 2002 Tiburon. I thought they delayed the production of the new style to 2003 and just called it a 2003. I'm sorry you had such bad luck with it, but let's face it... you went from a Pacer to a pre-05 Hyundai... talk about going from the frying pan to the fire. Neither of those cars was ever described as reliable or well engineered. Try getting something a little more thought out like a 1995 Crown Victoria... noooo, just kidding!

2002 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.7L V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired156000 kilometres
Most recent distance156000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Horrible!

Faults:

Clutch - on going problem.

Sun roof - immediately.

Heating - 5 times.

A/C.

Power windows.

3 times power door locks.

Remote access.

Calipers after 65KM.

E-brake.

2 times bearings.

Computer.

General Comments:

This is the worst car I have ever owed!! I will never purchase another Hyundai for as long as I live. The frame has all rusted, this car is not meant for Canadian weather. I have had problem after problem after problem. I am fed up with the manufacturer, and if you are smart do not buy Hyundai!!!

This car is beautifully designed and feels so sporty, but the fact is they use cheap quality parts that do not last, and they cost the same as Honda and Toyota. My wife has a Honda Civic, and she has never had any problem.

It started with the sunroof and has ended with the clutch. I wish I have never purchased this car, and had gone with the Acura RSX.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th December, 2009

2002 Hyundai Tiburon V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance18896 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Great car and a Great bargain

Faults:

So far nothing has gone wrong other than one small spot of the leather wore through the surface, but the dealer replaced the entire seat cover.

One recall item (moon roof), I had no problem and I was given ride to and from work by the dealer so there was minimal inconvenience.

General Comments:

Nice reliable car.

Great gas mileage 25 - 29 normally and 23 - 27 with AC running a lot.

While no V8 acceleration it does want to run 75 - 80 mph so I use the cruse at a lower speed a lot to avoid tickets.

Highly recomended this car if you want reliable low cost fun transportation with a warranty that is many times better than from Ford.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2003

2002 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.7L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired19 miles
Most recent distance1700 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Excellent Buy

Faults:

Driver's window is out of alignment.

Top of window hits weather seal.

General Comments:

Car handles excellent.

However the performance is not what has been advertised. I ran 16.1 sec. quarter mile at 85 mph, not 15.4 sec at 91 mph.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th November, 2002

19th Feb 2003, 16:19

I agree with the performance being a little less than what was promised, but I ran a 15.7 at 93mph 1st pass and second ran 15.8 at 91mph..my tib is stock with only k&n airfilter placed in stock (almost) intake box.

Average review marks: 4.5 / 10, based on 4 reviews