5th Jun 2003, 03:34

OK. I can totally see that if you were racing "sprockets" you would totally burn them. I drive a Honda that is NOT "raced up" and it handles like any other sports car. I know that it is not a race car, but neither is a Tiburon, I'm sorry. It is a sports car, so yes, it goes fast. But Honda cars are born and bred for racing, and that's what they do best. I drive an accord coupe, and it lays the smack down on just about anything... unless I'm stupid enough to pick a fight with something way out of my league. I almost guarantee that half of what you're racing ends up being the driver as opposed to the car. If you can't drive, you can't win. And if you are racing someone who can't drive and has a less than nice car, then of course you're gonna win. In five years, come back and talk to me about how well you can race someone. If you take care of the car, and actually know how to drive it, then you should still be doing well. But if you don't know how to drive in the first place, well, I'll see you at the finish line. My Honda will get me there first.

7th Jun 2003, 00:34

I can't believe what I'm reading!!! How can anybody compare a Honda with a Hyundai. Its like comparing Michael Jordan in the NBA to Mark Madsen in the NBA. Honda as a company has built a reputation that Hyundai wishes it could get. The real tests come when your car is about 5-10 years old... now think...a 10 old Honda versus a 10 year old Hyundai... hands down if you know anything about Hyundai's reliability you know by that time the Hyundai should be falling apart so there is no competition. Honda= long term reliability and Hyundai= no reliability in the long run. Enough said.

26th Jun 2003, 13:16

Those comments are all lame. Hondas were made for performance, the Tiburon was not. Korea is a tiny little country with very small roads. The Tiburon wasn't made so that you run around and hit top speeds, it's just a sporty little coupe for the younger generation.

But then again it does have it's perfomance values.

For all the people who think a non-modifed Honda will beat a non-modifed Tiburon you're wrong. Even an Acura RSX S-Type has a hard time beating a GT V6 Tiburon. (Acuras don't really count as a Honda because it is a subdivision of the company. As Kia is a subdivision of Hyundai.)

And the Acura RSX is an amazing little car...

One last comment: 03 Hyundai Elantra GT can easily dust a Civic...

6th Nov 2003, 18:30

OK, all these comment about what car can beat what are missing something... facts. I think if you're going to argue that one car can beat another, you should have some numbers to back up your claims.

Here are the facts. The fastest Hondas/Acuras will beat the Tiburon GT V6, and here's proof:

Integra Type R:

0-60 mph : 6.1 sec.

0-1/4 mile : 14.5 sec @ 96.0 mph.

RSX Type S:

0-60 mph : 6.7 sec.

0-1/4 mile : 15.2 sec @ 92.7 mph.

Civic Type R:

0-60 mph : 6.5 sec.

0-1/4 mile : 15.2 sec @ 92.7 mph.

Accord V6 coupe:

0-60 mph : 6.2 sec.

0-1/4 mile : 14.5 sec @ 98.0 mph.

These all beat the Tiburon:

0-60: 7.18 sec.

0-1/4 mile : 15.6 sec @ 88.8 mph.

However, a Tiburon WILL beat a Civic Si's times of

0-60 mph : 7.6 sec.

0-1/4 mile : 15.9 sec @ 87.8 mph.

So, Tiburon owners, know your place, and Si owners know yours. And for those of you with modded cars, it isn't exactly fair comparing your modded car to a stock one... is it?

And for that Elantra GT comment:

0-60 mph : 8.0 sec. (manual), 9.0 sec. (auto)

0-1/4 mile : 16.3 sec @ 86.0 mph (manual)

Guess it won't beat a Si after all...

Other cars that beat the Tib:

Mazda 6, Eclipse GTS, Neon SRT-4, Gti/VR6, Sentra SE-R Spec V.

Anyways, just thought I'd clear things up. Check out modernracer.com to verify my facts if you wish.

Now, with all that said, I'd like to say that imports are overpriced and underpowered. My `95 Trans Am (convertible no less) pulls a 5.6s 0-60, and a 14.2s 1/4 mile. It cost me $18,000 a year ago (about the same as a brand new Tiburon). And if you check the numbers, it'll smack any of the cars listed above, and most of those I didn't list due to them being way out of the Tib's price range (i.e. Honda S2000, Infinti G35 etc).

If your on a budget, the Tib is a good bang for your buck car, but know that there's a lot of cars out there that can beat you.

PS: For the dude ranting about his Supras, I have a video of the fastest Trans Am in the world running a 9.5s 1/4 mile. That beats the fastest Supra's time of 9.8s. Just food for thought.

18th Nov 2003, 22:32

I own a Tiburon GT V6 and it's a great car. I don't claim to think that it can beat anything. A lot depends on what kind of driver you are. And for anyone with a import that has mods and Nos, get a life and get a real sports car. Real wheel drive and V8 and if you want more power then, SUPERCHARGE it. All mechanical power baby!!! Nos is like a drug addiction, once it's gone. you have nothing and have to go buy more. Go Trans Am's and Firehawks!!!

Proud owner of 10th Anniversary Firehawk!! A real sports car!

8th Dec 2003, 01:39

I laugh at all you little "boy-racer" pretty boys and your souped up front-drive tin cans. You guys are really good at quoting a bunch of straight line performance numbers. Good in theory, but who cares really. I hate the way your cars look and sound.

Why don't you stop spending thousands of dollars on your toy-grade plastic cars and invest in a real thorough bred machine like a vintage Porsche or something that has class and timelessness, two things you young boys will probably never understand. And why rip on the new Tiburon? It goes faster stock than most cars in it's price range, and doesn't need some hi-po gadgets like your little twin cam civics. By the way, when did Honda decide to start using twin cams and 16v? Was it the early 90's? For your information, Alfa Romeo was doing just that in the 1950's. SO MUCH FOR YOUR HONDA PERFORMANCE.

3rd Jan 2004, 17:52

I once owned a white 2003 Tiburon. It was the worst 16 months I have ever had.

Every thing was fine for 1 year. Then it started to break down.

* ALL the lights around the car started to burn out on a weekly bases.

* My car went through 2 sun roof motors @ 1,345km and 12,790km.

* The black foam around the door was staining the paint yellow (the dealership refused to fix this) 17,800km.

* While pressure washing the car. Paint blew off the front bumper. 24,469km.

* Then the door jams started to rust in June!!! 24,980km.

* The day before I sold it the steering started knocking and my "CHECK ENGINE" light came on at 26,300km.

My conclusion this was a car that was nice to look at, but had no research on how to make a quality reliable car.