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Hyundai Tiburon, Coupe, Hatchback
#288 of 669 No Comparison
Oct 30, 2003 (6:03 pm)
The Tiburon has the look and feel of cars costing thousands more. The V6 is particularly smooth and powerful. I am very impressed with the leather faced seats and the switchgear. The Shiftronic lever moves with the precision and feel of a Lexus. A great dead pedal is perfectly located. By the way, this is the first car I've had in 20 years that has struts for the hood, not some cheap prop rod. As for the paint, my car is white and the finish is excellent. How durable it is I can't say. However my son's 2000 Tiburons' paint is holding up well considering it stays out all year long and spends winters in snowy upstate NY. Hyundai really sweated the details with the new Tiburon. Factor in the styling, price, warranty, and it's a no brainer.
#289 of 669 Good summation srz948!
Oct 31, 2003 (10:57 am)
Couldn't have said it better! I think the GT is seriously underrated. It's the most fun I've had driving in 30 years!
#290 of 669 Get some decent colors for god's sake !!
Oct 31, 2003 (6:35 pm)
It is a darned shame they do not have any really eye catching colors to offer. The cars deserve better. Aside from the new Tidal Wave Blue the selection is pretty BLAAH. A nice copper ala the Nissan "Z" would be a real beaut! A BRG green would be nice too. The red looks OK but beyond that, white, black, silver & a dark blue is about it.Please give us a choice of at least 8 NEW, GOOD choices.
#291 of 669 hudrahead-I may be biased but I sure do like the color
Nov 02, 2003 (6:29 pm)
offerings from Hyundai for Tiburon. Like you I really like this new Tidal Wave color. I haven't seen one in person in Tidal Wave, yet, but I think I'll like it in person. Also, Rally Red is a great offering. Tibs look good in the silver, although I noticed that it's called something else for 2004 and doesn't look like the same color silver. It almost looks like a silver-something else mix for 2004. Anybody know anything about that that has received a 2004 Tiburon brochure?
#292 of 669 try, try again !!
Nov 03, 2003 (3:31 pm)
iluv: I've ordered a Tibby brochure THREE times ! First two times got just a little "full line" fold out thingie for 2003. Last time another full liner but NO dedicated Tibby one like the nice one I got back when I bought my 2001. Going to the Tampa auto show in a couple of weeks maby I can get one there. Dealers hereabouts do not have any 2004 brochures (at least they say they don't) If they don't think you are gonna "buy today" they lose interest pretty fast.
Don't get me wrong, the colors they do offer are fine I just wish they had a few more to pick from.
#293 of 669 hudrahead-that sure makes me want to see a 2004
Nov 03, 2003 (9:12 pm)
in the new Tidal Wave color! The charcoal blue color(Moonlit Blue)looks pretty similar to 2003's Carbon Blue, huh? This Tiburon is one fine looking automobile-it and the new Sportage-replacement Kia is currently working on due out in about a year continue to top my "next new car" list.
#294 of 669 Any color you want as long as it's-----------
Nov 04, 2003 (4:07 pm)
iluv: Seen both the Tidal Wave blue & the darker blue as well on the cars. The Tidal Wave is really beautiful, actually a "electric blue" and quite striking in full sun. The darker blue is a little darker than the "old" cobalt blue on my 2001 Tibby. Here in Florida any dark color is not much fun in the summer. The bodywork on a dark blue or black car gets so hot you cannot touch it.The black leather in my Tibby will roast your backside if you do not cover it with a towel if parked in the sun for more than a hour. This has got to be rough on the interior trim in the long haul. My next car (2004 Tibby ??) will be white. They should also offer at least one other lighter interior color. "Any color interior as long as it's black" just does not cut it here in the sunshine state.
#295 of 669 Hey, it's good to get the eastern seaboard perspective
Nov 05, 2003 (12:23 am)
on New World Order Hyundai Tiburon coupe color possibilities. I like to take in all that I can about a particular car before heading to the showroom so it's all helpful information.
The black cloth interior should be fine if I buy a Tib for the "Show Me State" of Missouri. Of course, I'm guessing that the GT V6 5-speed comes with cloth black interior in the low # of option package. In other words, if I get a standard 5-speed GT V6 in Tidal Wave blue new in, say, 2005(about when it would be for me!), more than likely the interior would be cloth black. Isn't leather an option for interior type? It gets real hot here in the summer and I'd prefer the cloth interior similar to my Sportage's. The Pomeranian fur cleans up easily by simply spitting onto the seat and wiping your hand across-it collects all of the fur up and whoosh! I toss it out the door. It's a Pomeranian thing-don't try to understand if you don't have small furry canines!
hudra-white is a great choice for a Tibby non-color color(you know how they say black and white are not real colors?!) I looked into buying a white GT V6 in Everett, WA a year and a half ago but it wasn't the best time for me to buy. It looks GREAT in white with that spoiler back there! I've been keenly interested in this Hyundai offering ever since then for the future.
#296 of 669 Oh my GOD--look at that----------
Nov 05, 2003 (10:52 am)
iluv: Saw a 2004 Tib this AM on the Florida turnpike. White with a blazing orange racing stripe running from hood to deck ala Chevy Z28 !! The best part was the driver was a "little 'ole blue-haired lady" crowding 80 yeras of age. Go get 'em grandma LOL !! It was just before sun-up and she had passed me running at least 100 mph. I caught up the service plaza south of Orlando as she was coming out of Dunkin Donuts. I hope i have it all together when I'm that age.
#297 of 669 ROTFLCDF(Rolling On The Floor Laughing Collecting
Nov 05, 2003 (10:08 pm)
Dog Fur)!!!! That is TOO cool! I wish I could have seen that. Not a bad choice for Grandma to be cruising in, white w/orange stripe. Yeah, Chevy made those Camaro's straight from the factory white with orange stripe I do believe. Hey, hudra, two old cars I love are the '62-'65 Chevy Nova SS and the '68-'72 Datsun 510 2 or 4-door sedans. Now those two are the type of predecessors Hyundai can be proud of following with their beautiful new Tiburon sports coupe.
hudra-how far away are you from buying a new Tib?