I'm a hardcore VW car lover, but with my insurance doubling when I moved from MI to AZ on my VW I decided I needed a new car. I wanted to buy something cheap just to hold me over until I found my real car. I was pretty shocked how much I like this car. The gas mileage is great (like 28 more or less depending on friskiness at wheel) but it has enough pep to beat any automatic with gusto and has withstood the hot AZ temps with no problems. Interior sucks, but that is probably from my climate. We're at 127000 and going strong!
Stickshift, leather, simple center, short quicky body.
Interior sucks, seats easily tear without proper care.
I bought this vehicle in 1998(new).
Have 124,000 miles now and its so good
as new. Nice performance, good ride and
stability.First one was a Scoupe LS and
loved it but this one Tiburon FX love
it more. I think that Hyundai Company
are making a very noticeable change in
the quality and theyre proving that
they know how to built a good machine.
*People doesn't know, but I saw a
review years ago, and to my surprise I
didnt know that the best or one of the
best engines of Mitsubishi was the
Precis Turbo, made by Hyundai. To keep
a car in good shape, no matter the
brand, give a good maintenance. Thats
the life of a car.
It would be nice that the Hyundai
Company make a racing products line
like toyota and theyre TRD, so that way
you can improve the car without having
problems with the warranty.
This is one fun automobile to drive! I
have had very few problems (minor
things) and very much enjoyment.
As always Hyundai loads their cars with
extra features at no cost.
The handling is great even in excess of
130 mph. The braking is incredible also.
I can't say enough about this car.
Superior cornering. Beautiful styling.
Could use a litlle more horse power.
Couldn't get it much over 130 ph lol
Ihave to admit, I have been happy in
the past with other Hyundai models but
this one really surprises me. It has
been a fun, reliable, comfortable,
economical and flexible car to live
with. It's driving characteristics
remind me of much more expensive
vehicules. It has been very reliable
with minimal maintenance required, and
given it's lift back configuration, I
am able to cary large cargo when the
need arises. It is enjoybale ot drive
on short trips given it's road grip yet
comfortable to drive on longer trips
give it's fully independent suspension.
Handling, looks, reliability.
Improved powere (Addressed with the
2003 version - V6 engine).