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Hyundai Tiburon, Coupe
#11 of 182 Well you go adapt
Jun 26, 2005 (7:23 pm)
Well, I guess you do adapt to the armor personal doors rising up to meet your shoulders. I test drove the Tiburon, and it was not bad overall. I do own a Miata, which has a great door window sill height for resting your elbow on, and the view of the road rushing by gives one a sense of real speed. Yes, I am sure the too high doors are safer, as protection from those nasty SUV and trucks which sit up far higher than cars. It is still a sad day for motoring, when we are forced to armor ourself as an only defence, just because we choose to drive a car rather than a road tank. I also own a Corolla, which is a 1998 model, with lower windows sills. Look at the new one, and you see the too tall doors, and too tall car. Looks like cars are going vertical - which is not a good thing. Roll overs every day in my area. They say that roll-over accidents are more rare, but I watch the reports come in on the Internet for the CHP site, and can easily count a couple a day is the immediate area. Hyundai better take it slow when thinking premium car line products, at a premium price. While people are somewhat getting over the earliest car memories of Hyundai's sold in USA, I am sure they will not pay as much for a Korean car as they do a Japan make. If it is RWD and sells under $20K, I would consider it. The current reliability record for Hyundai is pretty good, but the five to ten year reliability is yet to be proven excellent.
Aug 27, 2005 (12:47 pm)
Witness here the first '08 Tiburon-replacement spy shot.
The image is small and grainy, but I figured you all would appreciate seeing it anyway.
#13 of 182 Well you go adapt
Sep 09, 2005 (8:43 am)
As for current reliability my 1997 tiburon still looks new and has about 230.000 miles on it. Never had any major problems with the vehicle. I just replaced the alternator for the first time three weeks ago and the clutch is still original. There's no oil leaks under the vehicle and the only gasket ever to be replaced was the valve cover gasket which I replaced at 198.000 miles when I installed a custom valve cover. All I do is change the oil and keep the vehicle tuned up. Every year I test drive a new Tiburon hoping that I will buy a new one but I can't seem to give up the one I have. Love that car!
#16 of 182 Uncovered: next Tiburon or something else...?
Feb 01, 2006 (5:08 pm)
From the information available to me at this time, the following image appears to be legit (the second one down):
Feb 01, 2006 (5:29 pm)
That was a joke.
#18 of 182 Hyundai Santa Fe Remote Car Starter
Feb 04, 2006 (1:48 pm)
Today I spent the day installing a remote car starter from DEI.. The system uses the existing security/keyless entry that is factory builtin. It works well. However we have one issue that we had to work around. To remote start the car from my hyundai supplied remote. I have to press "unlock-lock-unlock".. and then lock again if I want my doors to be locked while running the car.
The security system in the santa Fe is set so that when you press lock on the Keychain it sends a lock to the doors, if you hit the lock button again, only the hazards flash, it already knows the doors are locked again and does not send another pulse to the motors to make sure the doors are locked.
This is why I had to use the U-L-U (unlock-lock-unlock) sequence. We used two diodes from the unlock-lock motars to the input on the DEI. I was hoping to use a L-L-L sequence to start the car. But the motors only get one lock pulse.
Do you know if there is a way to reprogram the car's system to always send a lock pulse to the doors when you hit the lock on the keychain? I couldnt find out the details on the hmaservice site. Just wish we could use a simple L-L or a L-L-L sequence. Thought about wiring the DEI input to the hazard flashes, but wouldnt that be funny if someone set off the car alarm and the car started! Or if I put on the hazards, the car would start.
But on a side note it is working. I have a 2002 2.7L santa fe and a 2004 3.5L santa fe and they both work great! Only took me about 2 hours per car.
Any suggestions on how to get the factory security to always send lock pulses to the doors would be great!
#19 of 182 Beware of Flemington Hyundai in N.J.
Mar 13, 2006 (10:01 am)
They play games with your figures and money. Watch out for window etching, dmv fees, doc fees, and even warranty paperwork.(they not associated with Flemington Car & Truck country). Had a bad experience with them this month.
#20 of 182 Re: Hyundai Santa Fe Remote Car Starter [streamfx]
Apr 02, 2006 (3:03 pm)
Try the Sante Fe forum.