2004 Hyundai Tiburon Consumer Review: Love this car but it has too m
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2004 Hyundai Tiburon - Consumer Review

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GT 2dr Hatchback (2.7L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Love this car but it has too many flaws...
By wicked_gk on

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2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 2dr Coupe (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

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Bought my Tiburon GT new in 2004. Day two of purchase my drivers window motor gave out. Warranty coverage the cost. I also had a fuel return hose rupture and fuel was spraying everywhere because Hyundai cheap hoses. Luckily nothing caught on fire and Ive read this is a common issues. The engine is very very sensitive to mods and will cause bad MAF and 02 readings. I loved the car because it was my first new car ever but i had way too many problems. I sold it at 55k miles only because of electrical and engine problems. You must use OEM oil filters or the internal HLA's will click. The 2.7L v6 is Hyundai's worst engine. Their new engines are much better since they are not mitsubishi built

Best Features

Interior design and quality. Exterior styling stands out. Automatic transmission is built strong

Worst Features

The v6 was utter crap. Im not giving my opinion it just isn't built for durability. The 2.7L v6 is underpowered, hard to work on, equipped with fragile sensors that are guaranteed to go out, and with cheap rubber hoses that are prone to cracking (fuel hose), and gets bad gas mileage. Also the stock exhaust is 1.75" at the muffler (horrible exhaust restriction). If your in the market for a Tiburon I suggest the 2.0L 4cylinder or save a bit more for a Hyundai with the new GDI engine. The early 2000's with the Mitsubishi engines are prone to problems.
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