2003 Hyundai Tiburon Reviews - Page 10 of 17

2003 Hyundai Tiburon from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance76000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Tercel

Summary:

I absolutely love this car!

General Comments:

I have had my car for about 6 months now and I absolutely love it. It is designed to be a great looking car.

I have not had anything major or out of the ordinary go wrong with it. The passenger side handle broke due to the cold because it is made of plastic. That is really the only complaint I have had with the car since I got it.

Although the front seats are extremely comfortable, passengers that have to sit in the back do not have much room and your head actually hits the back window.

Overall it has been a great experience and a great car to own. I would definitely recommend it and would buy it again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2005

2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 2.7L from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.7L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150 miles
Most recent distance37500 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Terrible engineering, warranty is a scam

Faults:

Car is on its 3rd clutch before 30k miles. 2cd clutch not covered under warranty. Put a non-factory high performance clutch & flywheel in the third time.

Battery died at less than 2 years old, had to replace it. Never left the lights on overnight.

Starter had to be replaced before it is 3 years old. Not covered under warranty. dealership blamed it on the non-factory flywheel.

Windows sometimes don't work or get stuck. Was covered by warranty, but is a pain.

Had to take it in for at least 5 recalls, is a pain to do when you have a full time job.

General Comments:

I have always taken care of this car. I keep the inside clean, and get it oil changes and maintenance when it is needed. I have never had anything, but problems with this vehicles clutch and flywheel assembly. When I had to put my third clutch at less than 30k miles, I swore I would never put another factory part in this car. The quote alone was 1600 dollars. I told them no way! I had a racing clutch and flywheel put in for 600 dollars less. I do not race this car, I drive it casually. It does not have the performance of a real sports car, but it looks good and drives well (when it works). The windows have occassionally not worked. I still like the look of the car, I just think bad engineering went into the clutch and flywheel. They cost so much for such a poor part. The car itself did not cost much to own, just a lot to maintain. I am getting rid of this as soon as I can. I have so far told dissuaded least 30 people from buying a hyundai car, and I will continue to tell people never to buy from this company ever!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th December, 2005

4th Jan 2006, 17:09

Hi... I live in Toledo, oh and am recently in the process of replacing my clutch. I also went with an aftermarket performance clutch. I am having a lot of problems right now getting it to work, I have to pump my clutch twice before there is enough pressure to engage the gears. Did you have this same problem when you replaced your clutch? If you did and figured out how to get around it I would really appreciate if you could let me know what the trick to this might be. Thank you.

2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.7 V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance39000 miles

Summary:

A Real Performance value

Faults:

Bad seat belt sensors on front belts caused caution light for airbags

Stereo ate a cassette.

General Comments:

Dealers have taken excellent care of car and me. This car handles like it looks...

Quick and tight. The transmission is just a bit rough, but the 6 speed is a joy to row except in heavy traffic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2005

2003 Hyundai Tiburon V6 GT V6 from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V6 Manual
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance57500 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

This is a nice looking unreliable car

Faults:

Clutch and Flywheel being replaced at 57,000 miles. Not covered under warranty. Approximate cost of $1800.

CD player was replaced under warranty.

Electric Door locks had to be repaired.

Battery had to be replaced after only 2.5 years.

Headlight (Bulb) had to be replaced twice.

Struts were loose and rattling. They had to be tightened up.

General Comments:

This car was attractively priced and enjoyable to drive when not in for repairs. The last straw is the clutch and flywheel having to be replaced at 57,000 miles at a cost of $1800.00. I will not buy another Hyundai regardless of price and features.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd June, 2005

30th Oct 2005, 07:57

We have purchased A V6 Coupe demo model in 2002 the car has been totally reliable approaching it's 50000m service travelling long distances on business around Great Britain. We are looking forward to purchasing the convertable when it becomes available.

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 57 reviews