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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 21/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Hyundai Tiburon

  • It may not appeal to everybody, but the Tiburon is a decent enough ride that looks like nothing else on the road.

  • Safety
  • Pros

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

  • Cons

    Aggressive styling, lots of squeaks and rattles from rear hatch, plenty of noise, vibration and harshness intruding upon cabin.

  • What's New for 2001

    Following last year's freshening, the Tiburon sees only minor trim changes for 2001, such as redesigned wheels and the addition of a rear spoiler as standard equipment.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (54 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2001 tiburon

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Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I bought my tiburon about 3 years ago it has yet to let me sit. however the only proublems i have had with the car is the breaks. i had to put a new master cylender new calipers all new break lines and hoses and a new break booster. other than that the car has been good to me it runs great and has 123000k miles on it. however i dont think i would see my sefl buying another one



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

No major problems

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Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Overall have had a good experience with this vehicle. Only owner. Have had to fix both windows ($300-400 each) and the driver's side is acting up again. Tape deck went bad within a few months, replaced under warranty. ~110,000miles and have changed oil and spark plugs, no issues with engine or other components. Have been in a few (not too major) accidents and was impressed by the safety of such a small car. Handles great in good conditions. So light that drives horrible in snow, not that good on very wet surfaces, and only OK on dirt/gravel. Not enough weight on tires to keep enough friction. Backseat is hard to fit anyone over ~5'5".Trunk is surprisingly roomy.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Looks cute, but it's a

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Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

If I had eschewed the last three repairs (at least $6,000 ago), I could have afforded a more reliable used car by now.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Nice car for the price

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Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I've had this car since 2006 and have put 24,000 on it so far. I've replaced the belts and front brake pads; done my own oil changes and had the atf replaced. The automatic tranny has never felt right, it shifts weird but has never broke down. The power is decent and the handling is ok. The brakes are fantastic but to sensitive at times. I locked the left front wheel only in a sudden stop and the car had handling issues after that. Its noisy even with the windows rolled but the sunroof is a great feature. The fuel regulator leaked so I replaced it but the new one started leaking after a year. The stereo is possessed. Cant skip forward on a cd just back, changes from radio to cd on its own.



2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Never again

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Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

it looked nice. it ran like junk . When it rained the lights blew out. The tranny was bad and the color was awful. The paint job on them was bad and honestly i will never ever buy another one ever again . We let them know the paint was peeling and they said it's under warranty . Well yeah if i wanted to pay 500- and whats more it was only 6 months off the line. Thxs and sorry never again



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

It is what it is.

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Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

After 8 years the stick is still a fun drive. Typical of exposed braking systems is noise and caliper rattle at times. The headlamp filament is probably too wide for the vibration it receives and is prone to break about every 6 months-- I don't see this as an electrical problem with the headlamps. The brakes are very substantial for the car's weight and braking on slippery roads requires some concentration to maintain control. This was surely designed to be a fun, economical sports car. With TLC and a little help from the warranty, it is exactly that.



Full 2001 Hyundai Tiburon Review

What's New for 2001

Following last year's freshening, the Tiburon sees only minor trim changes for 2001, such as redesigned wheels and the addition of a rear spoiler as standard equipment.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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