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1999 Hyundai Tiburon Hatchback


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Hyundai Tiburon Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/28 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Hyundai Tiburon

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Aggressive styling, comfortable interior, zippy engine and good handling.

  • Cons

    Lots of squeaks and rattles from rear hatch.

  • What's New for 1999

    Nothing changes on the Tiburon for 1999.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (15 total reviews)

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Vehicle: 1999 Hyundai Tiburon 2dr Hatchback

I have never been so happy to get rid of a car in my life. Put way tooo much money into a huge lemon. Constantly sinking LARGE amounts of money into this foreign car. When something goes on these cars only Hyundai dealers want to mess with them. I would cringe when i would have to stop at a red light because it would take me 20 minutes to get back to speed.

Owned for less than a

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Vehicle: 1999 Hyundai Tiburon FX 2dr Hatchback

Radiator is crap, it's cracked along the seam. Blown head gasket due to thermostat sticking (according to Hyundai). Starting to get rust around wheel wells and rusting out in tire well. Very pokey til I added a racing exhaust and cold air intake, did a port and Polish on intake and head but haven't tested that yet due to trying to finish up the blown head gasket fix. Paint is faded bad on hood. Do not put a bra on your car !, looks better but kills the paint job as I found out from the previous owner doing so !


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Vehicle: 1999 Hyundai Tiburon FX 2dr Hatchback

I love my car and I always will. What I don't like, however, is within less than a year of owning it, it developed a "clunk" when downshifting. Both the dealer and manufacturer have refused to fix it, stating that it is inherent in the model and is not a safety hazard. As much as I love my Tiburon, I will not buy another Hyundai if I cannot count on the manufacturer and dealer to stand behind it and honor their drive train warranty.

Gas Mileage


  • 20
  • cty
  • 28
  • highway
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What's New for 1999

Nothing changes on the Tiburon for 1999.

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