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Hyundai Tiburon, Coupe, Hatchback
#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.
Jun 07, 2006 (6:33 pm)
Tibi is one of the top cars for reliability in its class.
click me Lots to read and be sure to at least scroll half the way down to charts and then cars in each group which are top three.
#566 of 669 Re: What should I buy... 2006 Hyundai Tiburon GS 4AT vs Honda Civic LX [bryan200k]
Jun 12, 2006 (8:10 pm)
we will edumicate the folks here. Yes there has been recalls on the Tiburon, and yes there is / was a clutch issue with the 03 (02) build tiburon. There is no denying it. You have to remember one thing, when a company issues a recal they weigh 2 factors, safety and cost of lawsuits. The clutch isn't a safety issue, and furthermore, I am at 50,000 miles on the original clutch; it still grabs strong.
Now, make up your own mind about what car you are going to buy. Hyundai has had a bad rep from the past, yes. But, they are attempting to improve it, regardless of the bad mouth it still gets. I get bashed for owning a tiburon, but it is from folks who are driving a 95 neon too. Chevy has had many recals on their cars, along with ford and chrysler, I don't see anyone talking bad about them. It is all in the manufacturing process, you have about 75 different companies (that are the lowest bidder) making your car. Like it or not, unless you spend 100K or better, expect it.
When you buy a used car and have problems like the one guys kid is experincing, this should tell ya a couple of things. The previous owner was an azz and should have never been behind the wheel of any car, and beat the hell out of it.
The tibby sales are low for many reasons, and the major one is there is very little advertising. The cars aftermarket community is all hardparts, created by many people contributing to the car, not hyundai.
Like I have stated before, do your research, and buy what tickles you fancy...who cares what others think.
#567 of 669 Re: Here is the new place to discuss the Hyundai Tiburon. [revka]
Jun 13, 2006 (5:16 pm)
I cannot figure out how to post a message on this board so I'll try asking this. I have a 04 Tiburon and am having a problem with it. Many times when I turn the key, the vehicle does not start. It dosen't even turn over. It makes not noise, nothing. Usually after turning the key several times, or releasing and pushing the cluth back in, or taking it out of 1st, it will start. Every time I go to the dealer, it of course does not happen there and they say nothing is wrong. Has anyone else had this issue ???
#568 of 669 Just bought a Tiburon...yet feel insecure
Jun 13, 2006 (6:05 pm)
I've been researching the 2006 Tiburon for about 2 months. What I've learned is that about 9 out of 10 owners LOVED the car. I've researched many different sites, and the ratio is always the same. I then came to this conclusion: Since I want a sporty, 6-cylinder car, that is not too common, AFFORDABLE, and RELIABLE with a good warranty...the best choice is the Tiburon. I then went and test drove one...Absolutely LOVED it!!! Loved the power, handling, purr of the engine, and whole look of the car.
I do love the car, but I guess I'm feeling insecure and second guessing myself. I run into people who actually cringe when I mention "Hyundia". I realize they have had a bad rep because of past failures, but from what I've read and from what I've heard (from mechanics) they have definitely improved.
I am fully aware of the clutch and flywheel problem that was prominent in the 03, and also aware the Hyundai is not fully accepting responsibility for the problem (hence the pending lawsuit)which makes me apprehensive. I'm praying that this WAS a problem and that they have since corrected it.
I am very excited about picking up my car on Thursday, but at the same time, feel like I'm taking a risk. Any reassurance, advice, comment, or warning will be truly appreciated...I can still back out. Thank you!!!
#569 of 669 Re: Here is the new place to discuss the Hyundai Tiburon. [vjp174]
Jun 14, 2006 (10:42 pm)
Have them check the Clutch Master Slave Cylinder. Does it feel like the clutch is engaging early on, as in you really have to have it in all the way or the clutch engages and you are in gear? That could be a sign that it is going bad. Should engage like in the last third out. There is an interrupter so that the car will not start unless the clutch is all the way in. When the slave goes bad, you can not disengage properly.
Could be the starter has a flat spot. Don't know about these fancy new cars.
Anyway look for the clutch requiring more and more to the floor before it is disengaged.
Let us know what happens in the end to this story.
#570 of 669 Re: Just bought a Tiburon...yet feel insecure [mia13]
Jun 14, 2006 (11:12 pm)
So you feel like a pioneer, do ya! Ah, those people that ventured into the unknown did not have a warranty in the days of the old west. All cars have risk. The Tiburon is one of three in its category for fewest problem areas according the JD Powers. I personally would consider an automatic. The clutch is not covered for normal wear. Now the 2003 had a defective assembly, and that one is something Hyundai should have covered. Lots of bad press there. Kinda like they are practicing how to be an American car company You will find all the car companies will not cover clutch cars for what they would call normal wear, or abuse. With an automatic, they can not say you wore it out by slipping the clutch. It is just about impossible for a car company to cove a stick for clutch wear, as you can burn one out in a day.
Enjoy the car. Let me know how the seats feel on a longer trip. Do they have lumbar support? And is it good and low on the support? Took one a short drive, but forgot how the seat support was. I did test the stick. Like the 6 sp, only slightly notchy, and pretty easy to use compared to some 6 sp. Clutch was OK. At the time I owned a Miata, so that is tough one to compare to. I would say it is good. The engine is really a nice purr, like you said, and seems relaxed on the road. Some sporty cars are too buzzy. Handling was good. Seems like a balance of grace, charm, luxury items, and lots of looks. A nice girl to have.
The best FWD test drive was in a Celica. Those are a bit buzzy, with barely enough HP. Plenty of road noise. That said, it has outstanding handling. It is like a go cart. The Tiburon is a more relaxed touring sport car. It weighs more and has all the safety goodies standard. While for sport the Celica is great, I think you may like the heavier if you compete for the roadway space with SUVs and trucks. In the looks department, no other car in its class compares. She is the beauty winner. Even the interior looks richer.
I would think over the automatic vs. stick, if warranty is a consideration. And also think of what other car would fit you as well, if any. Look at each element of a car and compare them. Weigh by what is most important to you. And beware of buy and then selling soon. For Hyundai to be the best deal, we are talking buy and hold. Be sure to pay cash. Do not make banks money and assume debt for anything which does not appreciate in value. Always check the insurance cost before buying a car. If too high for you, a Mazda6 may be something less expensive to insure. Maybe an Altima. The Monte Carlo is low insurance, but yeah, I know, it may not be your cup 'o tea.
Let me know how ya like the car. Oh yeah, and the dealership. Remember they are part of the deal too.
#571 of 669 Did anyone test drive...
Jun 14, 2006 (11:29 pm)
Did anyone test drive a Mustang V6 and a Tiburon V6. How would you compare these 2005 or 05 cars? Would love to hear your take on how the two compare in your opinion. The pros had their say, what say you?
Jun 17, 2006 (1:15 pm)
Well what happened-bought the car? Three days latter and no reply. Will we ever know how the car is, if it was indeed purchased, or whatever....