2003 Hyundai Tiburon Consumer Review: A love/hate relationship... wi

2003 Hyundai Tiburon - Consumer Review

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

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A love/hate relationship... with my car!
By srhall89 on


2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 2dr Coupe (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


A very fun car to drive... When it isn't in the shop! Purchased from the dealership with 56k miles on it, one owner, and had problems since I got it! Passengers side strut was busted when I bought it, around $650 to get it fixed. Ran good for a while.. I bumped into a curb and broke the strut again, also set the drivers' side airbag off when I hit the curb... Was only going around 15 MPH. Engine had began to make a strange clicking noise when a few weeks later my transmission defaulted to third gear. Transmission fluid and antifreeze began leaking into each other, paint started flaking off spoiler and passengers side mirror, stereo display went out, moonroof rattles very bad when opened.

Best Features

Really good stereo (if you get the upgrade), has some really good get up and go to it (beat an '02 Mustang and on '03 Cougar in a race), leather features (wrapped steering wheel and gearshifter), like the silver interior accents, nice body style, roasts the tire easily. Body is made of sturdy metal.

Worst Features

Craftmanship! Had to replace the same strut three times, a strut clamp, oil pump, radiator, gas line sprung a leak, was replaced, leaked again.. Needs better paint quality. Hyundai just needs to re-make this car out of good, quality parts.
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