25th Aug 2009, 20:00
To the guy who was asking about the 2000 Tibby for like 2700. I think well that that's a pretty decent deal. I own 2 Tibbys myself, both orange red, one a 97 and one a 2000 model, and I paid 1200 for the 97 and 2800 for the 2000. I happen to love them both, and have not had major problems at all.
The 2000 is a stickshift, and the only thing I have had to change is pull the alternator off the 97 and put it on the 2000. They both always drive good and my 97 has been to well Hades and back.
The only other thing is my head lights.. not my brights, but just the regular lights are going out randomly. Can some one give me some ideas.. is it the fuses.. or just the lights themselves?
22nd Dec 2009, 16:54
I own a 98 Tiburon and it has been a very reliable car, other than it cuts off at stops. So far I have replaced the mass air flow twice as well as the IAC twice. After the mass air flow was replaced, it stopped cutting off for awhile and then started cutting off again, so I replaced the fuel filter and ran fuel tests on it, and nothing was wrong... Any ideas???
23rd Jul 2010, 15:52
I had a 2000 Tiburon - One of the best cars I ever owned.
No problems with wheel bearings, over heating etc.
Yes it did have an appetite for front head lights - Once a year I need to replace one side or the other. I just kept a couple of extra bulbs in the trunk - within 5 minutes job done.
I put 94,000 miles on the original clutch.
I replaced the first set of tires @ 42,000 miles, and then again @ 87,000 miles.
The fit and finish on the interior was still good after almost 9 years of ownership. Exterior paint finish was almost in showroom condition, no fading etc (the color was Cardinal Red). Again, keep it clean and waxed!
I would still be driving it, but in April of 2009 a car ran a stop sign and I t-boned it (the b*****d didn't stop.)
I bought a left over in stock 2008 Tiburon GT V-6 5 speed. Again (so far), another great Hyundai product.
25th May 2011, 09:48
It the throttle position sensor. I fixed mine. It wanted to stall and now she runs like a champ and fast too.
10th Jan 2012, 12:59
I am considering buying a 2000 Hyundai Tiburon, but the only problem is it will run fine for approx 15 minutes, and then stall. After sitting for about an hour, it will start again. I have been told it was one of the 3 ground wires could be loose, or the mass air flow sensor needed to be cleaned or replaced. If anybody has had the same problem and has gotten it fixed, I would greatly appreciate your input. Thank you very much for your time.
12th Jun 2012, 15:19
My 2000 Tiburon used to stall, then restart, until it finally won't restart. At my wits end after trying everything I can think of. It's turning into a money pit.
11th Jul 2012, 22:31
I currently own a 2005 Tiburon, and I was experiencing some of the revving problems that you spoke of. I'm not sure if you still own the car or not, but I figured that you may want to check and see if you have a throttle position sensor and check that. I had mine replaced, and since have had no problems. Good luck!