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Hyundai Tiburon, Coupe, Hatchback
#586 of 669 Re: Tiburon [joe97]
Jun 27, 2006 (9:29 pm)
But that is another car. And perhaps much more costly. Will they keep two car in the Hyundai line up which are sports cars?
That new sporty car does look sort of interesting. Doors look even taller though, and possibly it becomes a large car. Anyone know the dimensions of the show car? No doubt interesting that a cool looking RWD car is in the works, though an affordable car is a good thing too. And the Tiburon already has the looks. I think very unique looks. OK, the Ferrari 456 shares some of the lines.... oops the other way around.
Good seats, with a lumbar support which works for my poor back, and perhaps the 3.3 V6 are a couple of things I would like to see. Oh yeah, and three more MPG somehow. The 3.3 engine may do that. Then advertise the Tiburon. Push for more ad-ons and car clubs, or whatever it takes to get more excitement for the car. It has more goodies for the bucks than the others, yet it is not selling as fast as it should be selling.
I think the Scion may be taking away some sales. The 2007 Spec is going to be like $15K and some pretty good competition for the Tib. That said, the side air bag is not standard. With an automatic and side bag, it is around $17K. This means Hyundai should also up the HP for the 4 banger. The Sonata engine would do the trick! -Loren
#587 of 669 2007 Tiburon specs/ Rear Seats vs Civic Si
Jun 28, 2006 (4:03 am)
I'm currently debating which car to get. On the one hand, the Civic Si is the safer choice to be sure, but the demand is so high that they are actually charging a premium over msrp. Average here in LA is about 1.5k over msrp. On the other hand, the tiburon can be had for under 20k. My main consideration here is actually the rear seats. I have several friends who ride with me on occasion. Most of them are petite, about 5'4. Do any of you know if they'll still be able to sit comfortably on the back seats of a Tib?
As for all the rumors as to what the 2007 Tib might have, there's actually a review of sorts on the 2007 Tib at cars.com. From what I've read there, the car is essentially the same except for updated brakes and the addition of the electronic stability control such as those found on the Sonata. Perhaps with everything that's going on with the CEO of Hyundai in Korea being indicted is having an effect maybe? What do you guys think?
#588 of 669 Tiburon Info
Jun 28, 2006 (4:56 am)
I've been told a facelift is in the plans for the Tiburon, and then the new one in 08 or 09 (info posted above).
2.7 is higly unlikely to be in the next Tiburon.
4.5 V8 is dated, derived from Mitsu years ago. There is a 4.6L V8 (340hp) Hyundai debuted with their concepts. Look for the new V8 to be fitted in the new RWD luxury sedan.
Jun 28, 2006 (7:05 am)
The one thing my guy was sure of was the demise of the 2.7L. The 3.8L gives a lot of bang for the size and cost, so that might be the way they go. Then again, they could take a page from GM and Ford and do a whiz-bang cool car with a 3.8L for the insurance minded and the V8 for the enthusiast. It has worked well for the Mustang, and before the demise the Camaro.
I didn't know much about the current V8 other than it was never used in the NA market. The specs on it are not bad, but as mentioned, if dated this would be a good time to release a newbie.
#590 of 669 Re: 2007 Tiburon specs/ Rear Seats vs Civic Si [eviper]
Jun 28, 2006 (6:14 pm)
Back seat? Hummm, I would try out several coupes first. I think the Tiburon would be a pretty hard one to get in and out of. If you haul other people around, consider a sedan. The Fusion maybe? The Sonata is a good choice too, just a little less sporty in looks. Mustang is a possible for a couple.
So they are asking over retail on an Si. Tell them to keep it. The car is premium priced anyway. Just get a Civic coupe. or a Scion if you go Japan make. The Si is 139# torque and the EX is 128# torque both are not major grunt engines. Sure the HP is there on the Si, but I would not pay too much.
#591 of 669 Hyundai's HCD8 Sports Tourer
Jun 28, 2006 (6:30 pm)
Motor Trend has the new car, the HCD8 Sports Tourer, as arriving for 2007 model year. Doubt that is true. And what a sexy name, the HCD8 ... Wonder what they will call it? The Gran Tiburón Blanco, or GTB ?
#592 of 669 Auto dimming mirror w/compass and thermometer
Jul 07, 2006 (2:38 pm)
I would like to install an auto dimming mirror with compass and thermometer on my 2006 TIBURON. The service manager at my dealer told me HYUNDAI doesn't make one for the TIBURON, and didn't seem to want to install one even if I were to supply it. JCWhitney has two models, one "the factory mirror" $229.99, and the other "similar to the much more expensive factory option" $129.99. InstallPRO has a list of installers, at costs ranging from $60.00 to $210.00. Does anyone on the forum have relative experience to share? Thanks in advance for your help.
#593 of 669 Re: dash light [yankeeinky]
Jul 18, 2006 (7:49 am)
Any problems with that transmission, i just bought a 2005 gt v6 autostick at 24000 miles and trannys out the car was not even a month old to me. Any new problems?