The Tiburon has moved upmarket and now beckons buyers with sleek sheet metal, V6 power and an available six-speed manual gearbox. Put it on your test-drive list if you're shopping for a sporty coupe under 20 grand.
by sweetczz on Oct 20, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 2dr Coupe (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
I bought this sports car because: 1) cheapest, good looking sports car 2) allowed for lots of leg room for growing young boys 3) hatchback has been awesome with room! ,6) had the most FREE options - a lot of them 7) had the best and longest warranty 8) has only needed regular maintenance upkeep so far (tuneup - once every 7 years - i'm bad) oil changes about every 3-4 miles - 100k miles now
by akagalovsky on Feb 16, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 2dr Coupe (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
I bought 2003 2.7 V6 Automatic transmission Tiburon in 2005 for $14,000.00. There was only 13000 miles on it. Leather, sunroof, 171 hp, Michelin Tires, "dual" exaust, "premium" sound. And it was sporty RED :) The main reason i bought it because i wanted my car to attract attention and not pay too much money :) There was no single person who didn't ask me "What car is that?" One lady even asked me: "Is it Ferrari?" it was so funny. I have 88K on it and it still doesn't have major problems. Please dont' expect Toyota or Honda quality though. I had about a dozen of small issues half of which was taken care of by the warranty.
by jamiedsmith on Dec 16, 2010 Vehicle: 2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 2dr Coupe (2.7L 6cyl 6M)
My Tiburon was a 2003 GT (2.7L V6) with the 6 speed manual transmission.
The dual mass flywheel is a major design flaw that Hyundai refuses to acknowledge.
I drove my car for four years and 40K miles and replaced the clutch and flywheel twice.
Hyundai would not warranty because they consider this repair to be related to abuse.
I've driven cars with manual transmissions my whole life without ever having a problem!
I'm currently a part of the class action lawsuit against Hyundai for this issue.
The plastic levers that let the seats fold forward were also constantly breaking.
The lock actuators, outside and inside door handles, and window motors had to be replaced as well.
Completely redesigned for 2003, the Tiburon has progressed from a sporty economy hatchback to a legitimate sport coupe. And it's the sleekest Hyundai we've ever laid eyes on -- more than a few journalists have compared it to the Ferrari 456GT. The previous generation's 134-horsepower inline four will still power the base coupe, but Hyundai predicts that the volume leader will be the 170-hp Tiburon GT V6. Of course, this Tiburon will cost more than its predecessor, but you can still get into a GT V6 for less than 20 grand. Available features include a six-speed manual transmission, 17-inch wheels and a seven-speaker Infinity sound system. Note that the engines were originally rated for 140 hp and 181 hp, respectively; Hyundai downgraded the output for both in September 2002 (along with all of the other models in its lineup). To compensate, the company is offering owners (of 2000 models and newer) three options: 10 years of roadside assistance, 6-year/72,000-mile basic warranty coverage or 12-year/120,000-mile powertrain coverage.