My 2007 Tiburon SE is the best handling car I have ever had.
It is the best looking car I have ever had.
I have put 45,000 miles on it in 2 & 1/2 years.
It is pretty fast when you want to go there, and can take turns faster than you dare to push it.
The electronic stability system worked once for me, and likely prevented an accident on a slick turn.
Absolutely the only problem I have had in 45,000 miles is the plastic headlights are fading, but it does sit outside in deep south sunshine almost year-round.
The six-speed shifter took some time to break-in, but once it loosened up, even a new driver has no problems.
In short, a great car.
Oh, and did I mention that almost every week, some stranger tells me it's a great looking car?
I have an '07 SE. GREAT car.
I have had a few problems with it, such as my two rear wheel bearing going bad, and my speedometer and all my gauges stopped working.
I took it back all three times, and the dealership gave me no problem. They fixed it right away.
Other than that, I have had absolutely NO problems with my car. I've raced her countless times with the original clutch, and it still does not give me problems.
I LOVE it...
I have a 2007 Tiburon SE at 29,000 miles, and have had it for 4 years. This is my second Tiburon (had 2003 GT before that). No issues so far until 2 weeks ago when the clutch started failing.
I brought it to the dealership, and they said that the clutch plates were defective. It was all covered by warranty, but I have to have my car in at the shop for 1 week waiting for the part to arrive (I was absolutely refused a loaner).
I had problems with my 2003 Tiburon GT as well - same thing happened and I thought that Hyundai have fixed the problem, but I guess not. WHY? After this was a known issue for so many years? I may consider switching brands for my next car, although excluding the clutch problems, I have been very happy with both my Tiburons.
Hyundai's clutches are made of a very weak material. It's not just Tiburons that have this issue, although the dual-mass clutch design complicates matters in this car's case. I recommend getting a good after-market stage-one clutch and a standard type flywheel; you shouldn't have any more trouble.