love the car, I brought it two months ago from Melbourne (2014) it only has 150,000kms on the clock. I had to fix the passenger window which cost me nothing, just some time as well as a cracked manifold which we ordered a new one for $150 and some time to fix the windshield wiper switch (stalk), the car came with a new windshield and battery but will need a/c re gassing ($200) it is super comfy and I highly recommend getting one P.S I got it for $1,600AUD
I love my tiburon and i am the third owner of what i know of and yes it has had its problems but what i do know of that the car was beat when it was first bought so the transmission went out at 122k miles and a bunch of other stuff now that those are problems are fixed it runs just like it is new besides that it needs a few things but overall i do love this car but i do wish it had more power that thats ok
Problems with it. every 60,000 you must replace the altenator. It causes powersurges and blows headlights. i've had three wheel bearings go out. I baby my car and have nothing but problems. it over heats even though i have changed my radiator, thermostat and water pump, and i change my fluid every year.
I now have 260k on it. Head warped at 240k and transmission went out shortly after. Even though I hate this little car it has gotten me through so much as I went through school. You can definitely tell the engine engine is loosing power. Time to get rid of her soon. 6/14/16 It rattles like crazy.. Dont get one.
I bought my 2000 Tiburon April 2000. It was my first brand new car. All I did was oil changes and gas and go for 12 years and had few problems with it until it died.
The car looks fast and is fast enough to pass and get plenty of tickets but will not win any races so don't try.
It has been a good car for the most part.
The timing belt wore out. Now they tell me it's gonna cost at least $4400 to fix it.
One of a kind style. good bang for your buck. Smooth ride over most roads.
The seat belt always jammed when I pulled it out. It was made too thin and would fold in half every time I pulled it out causing it to jam. This happens on both sides. Then I have to use one hand to guide the belt out and the other hand to pull it out. That's the biggest pain of this car. I hated that but I got used to it.
The drink holder is the second biggest pain of this car. It is right in front of the stereo and only holds two small drinks. If your drink has only a little bit in it the holder will eject your drink out of the holder.