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Hyundai Tiburon, Coupe, Hatchback
#555 of 669 Re: What should I buy... 2006 Hyundai Tiburon GS 4AT vs Honda Civic LX [jsc [m1miata]
May 21, 2006 (6:47 pm)
BUYER BEWARE!! I have a 2003 Tiburon and have had nothing but problems. I have replaced the clutch & flywheel with after market parts because the dual-mast flywheel that is standard in these cars is defective, I have had to replace the transmission and now I believe the starter has just bit the dust, this is of course after I have had problems with the sunroof, power windows & brakes... AND this is all under 60,000 miles. This is the absolute worst car purchase I have ever made. I will never buy a Hyundai again! The service dealerships (I have been to 3 now) are inept and apparently noone knows how to fix these cars to make them last more than a month without something else breaking. BUYER BEWARE!!
#556 of 669 Re: What should I buy... 2006 Hyundai Tiburon GS 4AT vs Honda Civic LX [dea
May 22, 2006 (2:29 pm)
The 2003 model did have a problem cooked into the car in respect to the clutch. Not familiar with the windows and brakes problems. I would never buy a sunroof.
Is there another dealership which could do the work?
Did they pay anything on the clutch problem? Are you in on the class action lawsuit on this issue?
In reading all the posts of various forums on cars, you learn that every model seems to have some lemons. I know it doesn't help your pain too much to know you are not alone, but it sure does happen to all the makes. Hope that Hyundai area rep. can help you in some way. Have you tried to talk things over with them?
#558 of 669 Stats on '03 Tiburon?
May 25, 2006 (9:42 pm)
What is the top speed of the '03 Tiburon 2.0L 4-cyl.? If it is limited, what is it unlimited?
I'd greatly appreciate the info because I want to know the potential of my car. I am not supposed to race it so I was certain someone here could give me the answer since someone here has bound to have found out.
How much more advantage does the 6-spd SE V6 have on the 4-cly 5 spd.?
#559 of 669 Re: Stats on '03 Tiburon? [automoto1]
May 26, 2006 (7:14 pm)
its around 133 134 mph. car is very scary at that speed be carefull!!!!
#560 of 669 Re: What should I buy... 2006 Hyundai Tiburon GS 4AT vs Honda Civic LX [dea [m1miata]
May 27, 2006 (5:00 pm)
Thanks for the reply. I tried the Hyundai area reps, they basically said I was at the mercy of the dealerships.
#561 of 669 Re: What should I buy... 2006 Hyundai Tiburon GS 4AT vs Honda Civic LX [dea
May 28, 2006 (12:47 pm)
You may want to try doing a search on the Internet for the known problem, then print out say five separate pages of this, then have a face to face with the Hyundai rep. Can not believe a company wanting to escape the bad reputation of its past would challenge this issue. Now legally, IF there is no design flaw, they are off the hook to repair manual transmission pads / normal wearable parts. On the Internet, there is plenty data showing a defective part was used. All too common are cases where the companies drag their feet, trying not to have the expense of a mass recall.
You may also try a letter to corporate headquarters. Explain how they now have the opportunity to save a customer by replacing a faulty part, rather than driving one away. Word of mouth is a more powerful tool than ever in the age of Internet. (Do not point that out to corporations, by-the-way) They have lawyers which can spin this to mean you are engaged in corporate bashing on the Net. Just tell them, you wanted to start a good relationship with them, as does the whole family and friends. The more people they dis, the multiplying effect becomes somewhat of a cancer, like the Big Three in America have to deal with now, after years of screwing customers.
#562 of 669 Re: What should I buy... 2006 Hyundai Tiburon GS 4AT vs Honda Civic LX [dea [m1miata]
Jun 02, 2006 (7:12 am)
Word of mouth IS very powerful. Just today, the guy that sits next to me has been bashing Hyundai to others on the phone and in the hall. His son had bought a used one-year old Tiburon about two months ago, and has already had to put over $2,400 into repairs. First the transmission went out within a few days of buying the car. Then other problems started showing up. His story has been one of NO coorporation from Hyundai Reps, and incompetent Hyundai dealerships and mechanics. He said it took two weeks to get in some parts for the tranny repair. I am seriously considering buying my first Hyundai, but these stories really concern me. Especially afer all the frustration and headaches I've been thru in the past with Chrysler and Chevy with a few previous cars I've owned and currently own. I just want a car and dealership that is reliable and competent.
#563 of 669 Re: What should I buy... 2006 Hyundai Tiburon GS 4AT vs Honda Civic LX [bry
Jun 04, 2006 (11:27 pm)
My Chrysler dealership has been OK service wise, so far. I must say it took weeks to get a new fan, BUT it was not a totally broken one, so I was on the slow list - no doubt. It was just a bit noisy. So far Chrysler PT and back in early 90's the Stealth/Mitsu.Dodge car are my only two dealings with Chrysler. Not bad. Really liked my Toyota dealership experience. You typically do not see them too often as seldom do you have a problem. But when I did they had the part soon and fixed it on time.
I too am always looking for the next thing to buy and what is the best overall deal. Yeap, you get the dealership in with the deal. Especially when the car has problems, like the GM cars did back when..... hopefully better now. I am even considering a Lucerne, or Cadillac used car. Looked at Monte Carlos and none seem to have side air bags. It was like old package all the way. Best deal seems to be Hyundai. Like the Tib, the Sonata and the new Azera. Now the company I have not a clue about. Short term, the cars look reliable. I do know the Tib. in 2003 had some problem areas - avoid that year. But problems with parts distribution, and dealer attitude, I am not familiar with.
I do know that in GM the Cadillac and Buick line has the best reputation. The CTS would be the most fun to own; no doubt. Long term, like the Hyundai is the BIG question. Are these cars you want to keep more than three years?
Some GM have been good for three years, then self destruct. I think the Buick with the old V6 and the Northstar in the Caddy line are suppose to be good, as is the CTS 2.8 and 3.6 engine cars. In a couple years, a Cadillac Deville costs about the same used as a new Sonata V6 GLS. A used CTS a little more. But you get the idea. The normal Caddy owner is not going to kill one in a year or two, and is more likely to have service work done. You have a pretty prestigious car for the same price as a new V6 basic sedan. But the warranty???
Then I think of the good luck with Japan makes. Their pricing seems to run at to above the prices of the Hyundai cars with a V6 and top trim, for a basic Accord, Camry or even a Civic. Top line Civic is $20K and good ones are around $17,800. Nice cars, but you wonder about the greedy price tag. The Coupe looks cool. Actually, though not as cool as the Tiburon, it is right in there on the scale of top looks in new cars. Now do you pay $20K to $21,500 for an Accord or Camry in a four cylinder and go for reputation and resale, or do you go for the power and content of the Hyundai Sonata or even the Azera? Civic or Tiburon V6 for the same price? Good question. Honda, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan and such have had a good hold on the market, so resale is established and long term you know how they run. Do you chance buying something safe, powerful, more luxurious, with a long warranty, for less money? Or do you go back to what you know? Oh, you say what chance. Well how is the car really in several years. The engines are both brand new in the Sonata and Azera. The Tib. is a more of a known. How are the dealerships? Will the resale be better in the future?
The Tiburon is good in that there are fewer around. Most cars like the Civic are just so numerous, they are like seeing yet another refrigerator someone bought for the kitchen. The Accord has become an appliance. The Camry has a little more style. I must say the CTS was a shocker when I first saw it, and I still think it is so unique. I guess an Azera is too. Until they sell a few hundred in your city or county.
Oh BTW, the transmissions on the Hyundai appear to be the most expensive parts to replace. The suspension and such seem normal priced. Be sure you have the warranty in hand when getting a Tib. One thing good about GM and Ford is generally the parts cost less. A tranny, much less. The bad part is that they need to be replaced But seriously, my aunt bought a used Vic and it has served her well over time. And when the tranny finally gave up the ghost, it costs about half that of say a German or some Japan makes. Just have to be really careful which domestic car you get. Some are junk, or so blah, you wish they would die.
#564 of 669 my acura cl is 3rd tranny
Jun 05, 2006 (11:32 pm)
almost all acura cl or tl(2001-2003) had serious tranny problems. i wanted to buy a4 or 325i but chose CL just because it was supposed to be reliable. i'm glad that i have an extended warranty. if not, repair would've costed me 5-6k.
so few bad tibbies shouldn't stop you from shopping hyundai.