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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 (7 total reviews)  |  Write a Review

Surprisingly reliable little sporty car

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Vehicle: 1998 Hyundai Tiburon

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!


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Vehicle: 1998 Hyundai Tiburon

I bought a 1998 Hyundai tiburon and i am complete satisified! It is an amazing reliable car that is REALLY fun to drive! It is fast and stylish at the same time. A definate best buy!!


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Vehicle: 1998 Hyundai Tiburon

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.

Love it!

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Vehicle: 1998 Hyundai Tiburon

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.

Hyundai takes on the imports

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Vehicle: 1998 Hyundai Tiburon

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.

Great car, fun to drive

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Vehicle: 1998 Hyundai Tiburon

Have had no problems at all, Love the cars style, quality, handling, acceleration, and speed. No complaints!

Full 1999 Hyundai Tiburon Review

What's New for 1999

Nothing changes on the Tiburon for 1999.

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Gas Mileage


  • 20
  • cty
  • 28
  • highway
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