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Love My Tib!
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By Joan
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 2dr Coupe (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


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Bought my Tib new in early '04 to get a good deal on the '03's they were trying to unload. Researched the car for a couple of years before buying. Tib has been excellent! Definitely a head-turner. People always think it's a fancier car & can't believe it when I tell them it's a Hyundai. Forever have Porches, BMW's, etc. revving next to me - ha! My Tib is a blast to drive. Minor problems (passenger window stuck) covered under warranty & the dealer was great.


Best Features

Fun car, but practical, too. Good room in trunk, back seats fold down - I've crammed an amazing amount of stuff in this little car when I needed to. Good gas mileage.


Worst Features

Remote unlock for trunk - can't believe I have to use a key to open it!


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DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!!!
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By Pat
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 2dr Coupe (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


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It's a good looking car, performance isn't bad...when the car works and isn't in the damn shop! This car has caused me nothing but problems since I got it. A door handle came off and I barely touched it, the transmission and flywheel had to be replaced at around 75,000 miles. The car is a manual transmission, and during the winter months the parking brake DOES NOT WORK! The brake line freezes and is worthless. Dealership manages to wiggle themselves out of expensive repairs so I have to pay every dollar. I've easily spent $4,000 - $5,000 to keep this car on the road.


Best Features

It is a good looking car and handles nicely...when it works, which isn't often. It is a cheap car. DO NOT BUY A HYUNDAI!


Worst Features

Better quality is a must. It is a cheap car. I absolutely hate it. I am not selling it because I can't afford to take the financial hit. I am in enough financial trouble because of this car as it is.


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Excellent car
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By Tibbylover89
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 2dr Coupe (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


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I can not tell you very much, because I have only had this car less than a month! This car has amazing handling, its not terrible in the rain, the manual mode can be fun, the back seat room is very limited; but I do not usually have many people in the back seat anyways. I love to drive this car on rt. 81, I can really "unleash the beast". I got so much car, for only 8,500! It only has 55,000 miles! I fell inlove with Tibby's when my b/f got one. His is an '01 and at 90k miles, it drives like it is brand new! Highly recommend this car!


Best Features

very beautiful inside/out, awesome performance, nice handling, awesome stereo system (one of the best I have heard)


Worst Features

more back seat room


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I love my Tiburon
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By Ryan
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 2dr Coupe (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


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I bought this car with 45,000 miles on it and have driven it another 50,000 with no mechanical issues period. I have a cold air intake, headers, and exhaust, and the car has handled it like a dream! I really could not be any happier with the looks, deceiving amount of interior space and power that this little Hyundai puts out. I take it on 1,000 mile roadtrips; I throw my bike into the hatch; I enjoy carving through North Georgia mountain roads. Until I got this car I was always unsatisfied with the wheels I was in. I bought this thing for $12,000 and haven't complained since. Thank you Hyundai!!! =]


Best Features

V6, hatchback, exterior design, 6-speed, 30 mpg highway. I can't really ask for any more out of a compact car.


Worst Features

The audio system looks cool at first, but is definitely a weakness. I've had to replace the subwoofer, and both my tweeters are currently out.


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The last hyundai
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By shanky
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 2dr Coupe (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


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Purchased the car new and after 6 years have 28,000 miles. During this time the moon roof broke, driver window was inoperative, both plastic door handles broke, paint in a number of areas has faded, inside and out. Now you cannot put gas into the tank without 17-22 tries due to the charcoal canister, close valve and filter canister needing replacement at a cost of $600.00 plus. They were not sure of the price at the dealership. Contacting the home office was to no avail. This will be the last Hyundai I will ever purchase. They are cheaply built.


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