2005 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L V6 from North America
Yes, it's a Hyundai, and YES it's awesome!
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.
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