8th Jul 2008, 14:20
Had all the fun in the beginning when I purchased my 03 Tiburon. People used to ask me 'what kind of car is it?" it looks nice etc... but shortly after a year, the subwoower blasted, the headlight lens faded off, the Clutch went bad ($1000 to repair). Then the third year, the clutch went out again, (another $1000). Both the window motor broke. the Window motor switch and the power window regulator broke. The body panels are very cheap quality because anytime something hits the body it gets dents. This car is a piece of junk. I wanna sell it and buy a civic or accord. Do not buy any Hyundai, no matter what the "deal" is.
20th May 2009, 15:29
I have a 2003 Tiburon and I love it. I bought it with 15 miles on it over 6 years ago. Having said that, it has had its share of problems.
While under warranty I had both window motors replaced, a new radio, the hood repainted, the sunroof inside cover had to be worked on (they kept my car for a week to fix this problem), and the drivers side door lock replaced. I never had any trouble with the dealership fixing any of it, and they also gave me a free Sonata to drive while they were working on it.
My Tiburon has over 140,000 miles on it, and other than regular maintenance, I have never had to do anything to it. I haven't had any problems with the motor, transmission or clutch.
At first I was frustrated with all the little things going wrong with the car. I love my Tiburon and even thought about buying one of the 2009's for only $11,000. However, I love having a great car with no payment, so I will keep mine until she won't go any more.