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Mitsubishi Eclipse, Hyundai Tiburon, Coupe, Hatchback
#40 of 49 Magnuson-Moss Act
Dec 15, 2002 (10:50 pm)
No, that is incorrect csandste. Any warranty given to a consumer can be null and void if the consumer does not follow the appropiate guidelines. If you do not take care of your car, and cause thousands of dollars of damage to it, the dealership has the right to void the warranty. Any outside mechanic can fix your car, but there is no gurantee it was done right. Bringing it to Hynudai only insures that you are protected.
#41 of 49 Question on visibility
Jan 13, 2003 (12:33 pm)
My teenage son has pretty much convinced us to buy a 2003 Tiburon or Eclipse. But after I test drove each I am very concerned about visibility over the driver's left shoulder to see cars in the left rear quarter blind spot. There seems to be NO visibility to me! The headrest and pillar block it completely. I may be a boring old parent, but how do people drive these things - how do you safely merge left onto freeways, etc??
#43 of 49 I WILL SETTLE THIS DEBATE
Jan 23, 2003 (11:23 pm)
2003 Hyundai Tiburon
GT V6 2dr Coupe (2.7L 6cyl 6M)
MSRP $20,522 TMV(true market value) $19,049
17 X 7 alloy rims
215/45R17 Micheline tires
Infinity 360 watts CD sound system w/subwoofer
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
GTS 2dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
MSRP $24,752 TMV(true market value)
17 X 6.5 rims
Infinity 210 watts
#44 of 49 I WILL SETTLE THIS DEBATE II
Jan 23, 2003 (11:44 pm)
Standard Features are almost same With MSRP
Tiburon is $4,200 cheaper
With TMV Tiburon is $3,465 cheaper
if you don't have good credit then interest offer does not matter BUY TIBURON. instead American touring coupe Eclipse. with same engine, and chassis Chrysler's Sebring looks better.
if You have Great credit rate
Eclipse for 0% for 36 month
$22,514+(Sales tax 7%)$1,576
36 month $669/month
60 month with %2.9: $432/month
Tiburon for %5 (with great credit most banks today offer uner 5% interest for 5 years)
60 month $385/month
total include interest
$23,100 60 month interest $2780
Even with my good credit I can't pay $670 per month And most others are same. If I pay $670, I will buy BMW. or Mercedes C-coupe which cost about $3,000 more than Eclipse.
Jan 24, 2003 (7:35 pm)
It might be $670 but the car would be payed off when you are just in the middle of your BMW/MB loan. Also you have to factor in the one year of deferred payments that Mitsu is offering.
Neither one is at the top of their class so just buy the one you can live with the most. Neither is going to break records come trade-in time.
#47 of 49 I WILL SETTLE THIS DEBATE III
Jan 25, 2003 (6:40 pm)
I made mistake as edmunds price. Edmunds' price was including most expensive package option cost about $1600. But Eclipse doesn't include option in its price.
So differece will be more than $5,000 between Eclipse GTS and Tiburon GT basedon of standard model with above listed features.
it will be around $17,400 for Tiburon GT 6 spd.
including DES Charge. Which is almost cheap as Civic EX.
Feb 08, 2003 (7:13 am)
The Tiburon looks like a million bucks while the Eclipse look like $100.The Tiburon looks like an expensive Italian sports car.
#49 of 49 stockey, I agree! The TIburon looks a lot like a million
Feb 08, 2003 (7:24 pm)
bucks compared to just about everything else on the road. I have my eye firmly planted on one of them for my next car. Too good of a deal to pass up. You can get an I-4 16-valve DOHC w/5-speed tranny and loads of standard features(all I'd want)for around $15,999. With great looks like that the offer is too good to overlook. I've been following the reliability reports from the first year of the new Tiburon model and they've been generally really good. People have had some issues with failing moonroof operation and chipped paint around their spoilers and/or door sill. Of course the warranty covers the fixes on those. The basic powertrains are performing well-people are occasionally having trim-related problems-ticky-tack pickups that are annoying but nothing to stop one that wants one of these beautiful sports cars from buying one.