2005 Hyundai Tiburon Reviews

2005 Hyundai Tiburon SE 2.7L V6 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.7L V6 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles

Summary:

The little Tibby that could

Faults:

The A/C blower control switch becomes so hot during operation, that it melts the connector off the back of the switch, ultimately rendering the A/C inoperable. An apparent solution to this is to only use the blower at its highest setting to keep resistance off the switch, or replace the assembly with an aftermarket solution.

Throttle position switch went out at 80,000. $25 part at Auto Zone.

General Comments:

It isn't quick, and is less than spectacular on gas, averaging 20-21 MPG mixed driving.

It has been good to me with no issues that weren't caused by my own doing (Spectre intake parts damaging the MAF sensors and creating a very unusual ride).

In terms of build quality, economy and performance, there are better options and I wish I'd understood that when I bought this car. Yet I've developed a love-hate relationship with it. It's not the best in any category, but neither am I.

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

Review Date: 1st August, 2013

2005 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L V6 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.7L V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles

Summary:

Yes, it's a Hyundai, and YES it's awesome!

Faults:

I actually had to stop and think about this one, because things just DON'T GO WRONG WITH THIS CAR!

A few miles back, I went to start the car, stepped on the clutch, and when I turned the key, I got nothing. I took a look and realized that I had broken the clutch safety switch on the clutch. Whoops. I got a new switch from the dealer for about 25 bucks, took out the one screw holding it in, and bam... fired up again. So don't stomp the clutch to the ground when starting, you don't need to. Other than that, I haven't had ANY problems with this car.

General Comments:

This car moves! Listen, I know you read crap all the time about guys that claim to drive the fastest cars in the world, and they got like 100 HP under the hood. I don't just own a Tiburon, I also own four other beautiful cars that move well. One of them being a fire breathing 98 Firebird with a 350 LS1 under the hood, dishing out about 320 HP to the wheels. My Tiburon is rated at 170HP, and most Honda guys say that is junk as they are rated at about 200HP, but what they fail to understand is that this car is also rated at 170ft Lbs of torque. That is enough to get you off the line in a hurry, and keep you going. I had this car doing 141 MPH somewhere in the country that I'd rather not say where, and it was floating and still comfortable.

Other than looks, this car is absolutely beautiful. My entire undercarriage is undercoated, and even in the harshest winters NE Pennsylvania could dish out, it doesn't have a spot of rust on it, despite all the salt and grime on the road.

This car is fantastic; my only gripe is that it should have been offered in an AWD platform, because it would have been awesome.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2010

2005 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7 V6 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.7 V6 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carHyundai Tiburon

Summary:

The car is so fun to drive, and is a real head turner

Faults:

Power steering went out at 64K, but I think it was because of the snow.

General Comments:

I really enjoy this car, and some of you people need to learn how to drive, because I have had my car for 3 or 4 years now, and the only trouble I have had was power steering.

I have the 05 2.7 V6, and I have done a couple of upgrades to the engine, and I am pleasantly surprised at the performance gains. The only downside is the parts are not cheap. But it is a very good looking car. I get a lot of comments on my lambo doors, and the ladies go crazy over my car.

So if you really take care of your car, there shouldn't be anything that goes wrong with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 2009

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 5 reviews