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2004 Hyundai Tiburon

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Too early to tell
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By jonruiz330
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2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 2dr Coupe (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


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I just bought my Tibby about a month and a half ago. It really is a nice car. The one and only problem I'm having with it is shifting. One day it shifts like it were brand new and then another day I have to force the shifting. It seems to fix itself but I know one day ill have to drop the big bucks. Other then that, if your 6ft+ expect to roll into the car. I love the design, inside and out. It's not as fast as I thought it would be but from 60-100 mph is fine by me. If you're looking to buy, test drive it and make should to test all gears. If gear shifting is hard, I wouldn't rick it. Overall though, I'm happy with my choice (so far).


Best Features

The sound system(using cds sounds better than the radio). The overall look. It's spiffy.


Worst Features

I gotta agree with the power, why did they even make a V6? That damn clutch (it hasn't given out on me yet but I know it's a matter of time).


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Decent Daily Driver
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By Blue-GK
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2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 2dr Coupe (2.7L 6cyl 6M)


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I bought my Tiburon to serve as a daily commuter. The performance isn't overwhelming, but the V6 offers the torque delivery that makes the car feel much more relaxed on the freeway, and more responsive at the lights. The styling may make it look a lot more potent than it is, however, as it's not a fast car by any means. Notably, the rearward visibility in this car is low. It can be quite difficult to back out of spaces simply because you have to take a leap of faith to do it. Overall, I'm not disappointed. I test drove an automatic, which was incredibly slow. The manual was the better choice, in my opinion. I've had a few issues with it, but nothing excessive for a 6- year old car.


Best Features

The styling is much more rakish than some other cars in this segment. It has a sleeker profile than that of the Scion tC, and it's lower and wider than some other competitors. It just looks great. I also love the projector low beam and fog lights. They're stylish and with Silverstars, very bright.


Worst Features

These are things Tiburon owners should improve: Lightweight flywheel. The OEM one weighs like 26lbs... my aftermarket one weighs about 10. Makes a huge difference in feel. Slave-cylinder valve: There's a valve that should be removed. It ruins the clutch feel. KDM Multigauge: It's just cool.


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Not What I thought it would be
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By lilbit
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2004 Hyundai Tiburon 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Purchased new in 2004 wasn't bad for the first three years, then the engine went, now the air bag light is on it gives itself gas and the engine cuts out while driving down the road,I think a car should run better then this, I take care of my care and feel that these are big problems. Also the bulbs for the headlights don't seem to last long.


Best Features

when it works right it is a good car


Worst Features

fix the computer system


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my tibby
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By soccerplyr83
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2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 Special Edition 2dr Coupe (2.7L 6cyl 6M)


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This car is a dream car I haven't owned it very long so I don't know how good it runs just yet but I'm 6,1 and I fit very comfortably in it I like the infinity sound system and the feel of the acceleration could be better when you hit first gear but its fwd so I guess its what you should expect.


Best Features

sound system, spoiler, and first and second gear acc.


Worst Features

faster 5th gear, and longer gear ratios


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An overall great car
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By Great Car
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2004 Hyundai Tiburon 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This is a great car. Not perfect, but fun to drive and own. Im going to post this to help other fellow Hyundai Tiburon owners.. The clutches fail due to a simple part and the fix is simple provided your clut ALL Tiburons 2003 and on both 2.0L I4 and 2.7L V6 5 and 6spd manual models have a clutch slave delay valve. This valve, with a tiny spring, causes your clutch to SLIP. REMOVE IT. Ive done this mod myself.. just need a few tools, brake fluid, and ability to spin a wrench. There are posts online for additional details. This mod will save you HUGE money and restore proper clutch feel and reliability. Provided your clutch isnt already ruined. :( When you replace, remove the valve!


Best Features

Peppy 2.0 Engine, smooth clutch (with clutch slave delay valve removed) nice 5 speed transmission, beautiful looks, nice interior design, averages over 30 MPG, comes with many standard features (cruise, tilt, pw/pl/heated mirrors and rear wiper), nice handling, reliability and well designed engine.


Worst Features

More soft touch materials in interior, Remove idiotic clutch delay valve in clutch slave cylinder. Hyundai, slowing clutch engagement with a $8 delay valve ruins clutches, and creates warranty claims and bad juju. Not smart in my honest opinion. Paint could be better.


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