2004 Hyundai Tiburon Consumer Review: Decent Daily Driver

2004 Hyundai Tiburon - Consumer Review

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GT 2dr Hatchback (2.7L V6 6-speed Manual)

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


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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