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Hyundai Tiburon, Coupe, Hatchback
#505 of 669 Re: Major Problems with Hyundai Tiburon, 2003 V6 GT Automatic [kinghedman]
Sep 16, 2005 (9:19 pm)
I can't provide any opinions on an 03 or 04 tiburon but I do concur regarding the quality of the 05 Tiburon. I can't be too over-confident on its reliability because I only have little over 5000kms on the car (I traded in my 00 sonata ~150K, which by the way was a solid vehicle) but I am very satisfied with the car. Hopefully, it'll be as reliable as my sonata.
Needless to say, I do have complaints. The car revs too high on the highway. I have a manual for the I4 and at 100km/h, the car is revving at little less than 3000RPM. In general, 120km/h is the norm on the highway but having the car rev at 3400RPM is neither good on the gas nor is it good on the cabin noise. I wonder how the V6 is in regards to RPM on the highway? The other complaint I have is that, and I'm pretty sure that it's the consensus among I4 owners, the car is slow. I know that the I4 has tons of potential in terms of "modding" but the cost associated with all the aftermarket parts, which by the way are mostly from the states or korea, and the potential hassle that you may run into when servicing your vehicle under warranty is just a HUGE deterrent. However, if you're interested in aftermarket stuff, there are lots of communities, both in the US and Korea (I won't name them here because of forum rules).
Other than the two complaints from above, I'm very satisfied with my tib. It's gonna be big test for my tib since I'm in Ottawa now for school, and our nation's capital is known for its frigid and snowy winters.
For prospective tiburon buyers, I sincerely recommend the tiburon. As long as you're not planning on a cross-country trip, I think the Tiburon should be placed among the top of list for those budget-conscious buyers in the sports compact market. If anyone needs anymore convincing, drop me a message and I'll do my best
#507 of 669 DAUGHTER Nearly KILLED In Her 2003 Tiburon
Sep 29, 2005 (3:54 pm)
My daughter was given this car for her 16th Birthday. We checked it out throughly prior to purchasing it. It was brand new with 14 miles on it when purchased. There have been the typical recalls and repairs. Just 6 months ago (give or take a few) they replaced all of her asles because the car was shakin out of control. We had complained about this for ALONG time and finally there was no denying there was a problem.
Today while on her way to college, 5 blocks from the house, her car went out of control at 40mph (as per witnesses) hit a center median and propelled its self into the air rolling 4 to 5 time landing on the sidewalk on the other side of the street.
I am demanding and investigation of the front end of the car. My daughter sustained moderate injuries.
BUT in defense of the car, it also saved her life. The passenger compartment of this car sustained NO DAMAGE, the side airbags deployed and I believe saved her head from hitting the pavement.
Will I buy another Tiburon NO we have had to many steering problems.
IF THERE IS ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS HAD THIS HAPPEN TO THEM Please I beg of you contact me. My daughter is 18 years old and by the graces of god she could have been taken.... please let me know if you have had these problems. email me at : momofteengirlsaol.com... thanks
Sep 30, 2005 (7:59 am)
I currently have an 2001 Ford Focus, which I hate- but it was the best option to build credit with the Hyndai, Izusu, Chevy dealership. I've had the car for a 1 1/2 years, and feel that its time for the dealership to allow me to trade. I really like the look of the '06 Tib, which is going for about 17,000 there. Does anyone out there know how great the car is. Been reading up on the forum messages, so I know NOT to get an '03 or an '04, and I also know the best way to go with these cars is an automatic. Any additional info would be very helpful. My Ford has been a nightmare, I'd like to wake up soon. THANKS!
#509 of 669 Re: Major Problems with Hyundai Tiburon, 2003 V6 GT Automatic [claire]
Oct 13, 2005 (11:43 am)
I have a 2003 V6 automatic. First battery died after 13 months. Dealer replaced battery and alternator at no charge. Second battery died after 13 months. Dealer charged almost $50.00 to replace it, as replacement battery had only a 12 month free replacement warranty. Told it was HYUNDAI policy, not to be appealed. In addition, was warned that my front brake pads needed to be replaced immediately to avoid possible failure and need to resurface rotors. Diagnosis apparently based on mileage (40K), as wheels were not removed from car for inspection. Since I had spent the better part of the day waiting for the battery to be changed, I told the service manager I'd wait on the brake job until my next regular service visit. Took the car to my neighborhood PEP BOYS the next day. They took the wheels off and told me they'd be happy to replace the brakes if I insisted, but there was no reason to do so. This is my third HYUNDAI, and I love it, but it may be my last.
#510 of 669 Re: '06 Tiburon [thinkinofbuyin]
Oct 14, 2005 (3:07 pm)
Its like im reading a post that i woulda of put if i still had my 01 focus .I just bought a 06 tib v6limited and traded in my focus your right they are a nickle and dime nightmare so many little things go wrong witht hem it an anoying car to own. but the tib is realy nice Ive been reading about the 03's.what a drag. i hope i dont have same problem but ill keep u updated if it dose . question why do u say automatics are the best way to go. ive owned 5 speeds and found that there the best way to regululate gas milage and performance is with manual.but just get rid of that heap u call a focus yuck!
Oct 16, 2005 (1:41 pm)
does anybody know if the blower motors of the 05 have any problems? i had to take mine out cause of a clicking noise and didn't fine anything wrong w/it. would you please let me know if you have same problem
#513 of 669 Re: blower moter [alivein05]
Oct 18, 2005 (7:31 am)
I had that happen in my 04 last Fall. Took it to the dealer who said a leaf/twig had gotten into the fan. They cleaned it out and I was good to go.
#514 of 669 Re: '06 Tiburon [sharkboy]
Oct 19, 2005 (10:35 am)
dear sharkboy, thank you for the response- I waited forever for someone to get back with me. Some of the old postings state that Tibs have been terrible with transmission problems/clutches going out without warning- I myself enjoy driving a stick shift (I'm a busy bee), but it sounds like the best way to curb problems with these cars.