2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 from North America - Comments

8th Dec 2003, 01:45

Hey Firebird,

Very good at quoting numbers, but you know what? That doesn't mean squat. Why don't you go drive those cars and forget the numbers, see how they feel, handle and communicate with the driver.

A Trans-Am? I take it you live in a trailer park and wear a wife beater. Cheers.

14th Dec 2003, 04:01

So numbers doesn't mean squat huh? Then how exactly should we compare performance?

And thinking I'm poor because I own one.. good job my friend... It costs me 10 dollars a day just to keep gas in the thing. Not to mention I live in a 5000 square ft. house that sits on a 1/3 acre lot with a swimming pool...

Keep your lame ass comments to yourself...I'll see you at the race track...

16th Dec 2003, 12:41

Dear Mr. Trans Am,

Who cares that you live in a 5000 sq. foot house? Who cares that you pay 10 bucks a day for gas?

What we are talking about is the connection between car and driver. It seems all that concerns you is how fast you can go in a straight line. Just remember that it was a STOCK V6 Tib that bested a Corvette Z06 in a Road and Track closed course test.

26th Dec 2003, 19:03

Nice car! FAST!!! I just got my tibby and love the looks I get from other people as I roll up to the red light and roar off when the light turns green. I have only two issues that maybe someone here can assist me with. first, any recommendations on winter diving with the gt v6 manual? second, anybody else experienced misalignment of a door which does need fully seal when closed. mine leaks if I don't push in on the window after closing the door. I have an appt on Monday and will get back with you about their service. so far they have been very good to me. by the way MR TRANS AM, I drove a dodge for three years and it was the worst vehicle I have ever been in as far as reliability is concerned. my sisters neon had a cylinder head gasket go at 38,000 miles and dodge would not help. who cares about your house and your property. if you can afford those expensive cars more power to you, but for me, the tibby is really a worthy car and one not too pull up next to at the red light and misjudge as "only a Hyundai"

5th Jan 2004, 16:28

If I recall it was a rally version of the tiburon that beat the corvette and produced 240 hp and weighed 550 lbs less than the production tiburon. By the way, my friend has a gt v6 tiburon and I beat him in a 2000 infiniti i30.

18th Apr 2004, 16:12

Let me get this right... someone actually compared the Hyundai Tiburon to the neon? A dodge srt 4? Who would ever want to be seen in a neon? When I think neon, I think of Geo or escort... economical, but not something to be proud of owning. Yes, the specs may be nice on the dodge srt4, but only if you like driving a stick, there's no automatic option. By the way, be sure to let me know when an American car maker will offer a standard 10 year 100,000 mile warranty at no extra cost. For value, power, comfort, and overall style, this car was an excellent purchase. If I had a dime for every time someone asked what kind of car this was or where I got it, it would've paid for itself.

29th May 2004, 22:10

OK, well I agree that bickering over car's is stupid. Personally, I think the Tiburon is a pretty nice car for the money. That being said, that SRT-4 may be based on a Neon, but it's not something you want to mess with. I would definitely not be embarassed to be seen driving one. I'm considering buying one of those two at the moment. They are about the same price, but the SRT-4 obviously has much more performance per dollar. Although, I would assume there are a lot of people who would rather have the overall nicer car (Tiburon) over the faster one (SRT-4). The only thing holding me back is that it's a Dodge (and the rear windows being manual). Also, I think I'd rather have the 2 door fastback over a 4 door. For you guys who believe in buying a cheap used car and modifying it, that's fine too, but again, most want a newer, more reliable car, and most people don't know crap about modifications that extreme and don't want them. That RSX Type S is severly overpriced and relies on high revs for power. Some like that, most don't. Saying that the Tib can whip the pants off a 40,000 sports car is far fetched. I can't think of one example where that would be true, but the guy was excited about having his new car, let him be. Overall, there is no denying that the Tiburon is a fabulous sport compact for the money. So, that all being said I'm going to break my trend of being impartial and say: TRANS AMs ARE REDNECK JUNK! HAHAHAHA!

5th Jun 2004, 15:07

As an avid car lover (I've rebuilt custom chevys for years), I find myself surprised to realize that I actually LIKE the Tiburon GT. It does use amazing value combined with fashionable styling and wonderful performance, not to mention an unbeatable warranty! This being said, I just bought a new 04' SVT Focus and must say it too is a blast to drive. Neon SRT4's the same way. If your looking for bang for the buck throw away cars (excuse the expression) these are all great and will suit different peoples needs just dandy, but if you want to go "fast" do your homework and realize that some hick-in-the-sticks guy in a primer'd 66 Chevy II Nova spent 1500 bucks and dropped a big-block (454 preferably =) ) in it and will smoke your @$$. Embarrassing, yes. So drop the rice war sissy crap and just enjoy your new ride.

19th Aug 2004, 13:13

First of all I just wanna say that I got my GT V6 Tuscani three months ago and the car is tremendous. From handling to acceleration to performance, the car is a real monster in the street. I love it and have no regrets. The Hyundai surprised a lot of ppl in 03. Holla.

21st Aug 2004, 21:22

I just looked up this car on the net because I saw one the other day for the first time.

Anywhere you can still buy a new one? Do they come as convertibles? How much do they cost?

1st Sep 2004, 18:53

Which car would be better to have, the tiburon gt, or the eclipse gst?

28th Sep 2004, 07:51

Well, it was very entertaining reading all the comments from start to finish. I'm also interested in purchasing a Tibby, a 2004 Tiburon Tuscani to be exact (2.7L DOHC V6 5-Spd Manual) :)

I just have a few questions if anyone can answer them for me that would be great!

1. I was reading a few reviews where the 2003 Tibby's had problems with both power windows, is that still the case with the 2004's?

2. How does the tibby handle in the winter time? since I live in Canada (Nova Scotia) obviously that's very important to me.

3. I currently own a 91 Acura Integra RS with over 450,000km!!! I can't praise this car enough, but it's time to purchase something new. Is there anything I should know about this car that has not been mentioned? The warranty is great, but after the warranty ends has anyone ran into major problems?

Thanks,