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Hyundai Tiburon, Scion tC, Hatchback
#39 of 50 TC's Morph-into-an-Orange Tib Commercial!
May 29, 2007 (8:28 am)
I had forgot about this particular commercial, but it's one of Toyota's "hip" CG animated ads for the TC and the car is running along the road while all these parts fly onto it, apparently to show its modifiable look. I swear the first time I saw this, which was at the end, I thought it was a Tib commercial. Then to my disappointment I found it was just a Toy ad. What struck me as ironic however, is how TC clearly takes a stab at Tiburon by adding the fins on the back and having the shark appearance.
And anyone that says the TC doesn't resemble a bloated '05-'06 Tib, especially from back, just isn't paying attention.
#40 of 50 Re: Bloating
May 29, 2007 (7:23 pm)
Yeah, we've got to watch out for bloating. But as mentioned in post, I do think the newer Eclipse has that a bit, like a chubby back end. If there's one thing I do like about the TC, I'm fairly happy with its looks. Yeah, it is modifiable a lot, but . . . should that really be a "feature", or can't it be more 'complete', if you will, upon initial receipt of? I mean . . should that overly put a smile on my face? I'm thinking, that a little bit more right out the gate would be great also. It is good that they have third party support though, you know what they say, keep that cash flow going, and 'money makes the world go round'. It's just another marketing slant. "Come and get your car for less" and now "come and get the rest of your car for more". Come on, who's fooling who? (Whatever, . . I realize there are some customer benefits with that . . possibly.)
Regarding the commercial you mentioned, I saw, but only once, I looked up at tv at Yardhouse, and it went by so quickly, I barely caught it, though it looked cool. I don't watch tv much. Again, if one thing Toyota does well, it's marketing. However, I'd be happy if some companies balance out the ratio between the money they invest into 'marketing', and the money they invest into R & D. I suspect Toy has relaxed a bit, but now saving its bigger efforts on Trucks, new SUV's, and Lexus. Lexus for sure, is no doubt a lucrative justification for them to put some effort in. There are a lot of rich people who don't mind overpaying for a product. As for their (expensive) sport coupe, I think people are much better off for much much lower price with a Nizzan Z, etc.
May 31, 2007 (7:53 am)
I think people are much better off for much much lower price with a Nizzan Z, etc.
And let's not forget the RWD, 4.6L V7 Powered Coupe Hyundai's producing next year!
#42 of 50 Re: Hyundai Tiburon Vs. Scion tC [n82002]
Aug 21, 2007 (1:58 pm)
i own a tC...I recommend you buy the hyundai!
#43 of 50 Re: Hyundai Tiburon Vs. Scion tC [dmac12000]
Aug 21, 2007 (6:51 pm)
Not for me, per se, but for the person you addressed, could there perhaps be articulation as to why you would say so to them? I'm sure that specifics of your experience would be of interest. Elsewise, there is not much chance on anyone really banking on such a brief statement, although it does notably express your preference.
#44 of 50 Wait for the RWD Tiburon
Aug 29, 2007 (8:43 pm)
The RWD Tiburon will have around 300HP
#45 of 50 Re: Wait for the RWD Tiburon [jonnylee]
Sep 01, 2007 (11:15 am)
How does that one Wiz song go . . .? "Somewhere over the Rainbow . . "
Anyway, is it of big event or import, considering (if it ever emerges)it will also probably cost just a little bit lower than anything else having 300hp, like the GT35, etc.
I could not help but to laugh when seeing all the pics of it on this web site. In every one I saw, they had it semi-veiled with a car jacket on the lower half of it, almost as though they were afraid to expose their up-vamped product. Something that they hesitate about?
Anyway, it's just a car, and cars are just cars, they are not our salvation. There's a lot of heavy marketing everywhere, but only Jesus can truly bring one lasting joy and satisfaction., and only Jesus really cares about you, for reals. Unlike some cars, He won't steer you wrong. We were like cars in the junk yard, when He found us, crushed and in great disrepair, yet He bought us, at His cost. Now there's a truly compelling event, if. If we ever want to get out, and get really rolling, . . onto His High Way, lest we should find all of our money and hope spent, leaving us at a dead end, without a cell phone, and no Triple A in sight and everyone that marketed and milked us along the way conveniently unavailable for comment. Like the TV show "Lost". Lost in a world of marketing. Lost in a lost world.
#46 of 50 Re: Tib's Reliability [richs3]
Mar 25, 2008 (8:57 pm)
Hey Richs3, Eric here from Post 36... well we took your advice, including test-drivng both the Tib and the Eclipse. Hands down, the Tib handled SO much better and was a dream to drive in comparison. Significantly tighter turning radius, fewer and smaller blind spots, GREAT handling. No contest.
To sum up, the Eclipse was beautiful to look at, but the Tib was and is beautiful to look at and to experience. Have had the Tib for 8 months now and we are 100% satisfied. Thanks!
#47 of 50 Re: Hyundai Tiburon reliable? [richs3]
Jun 02, 2008 (10:03 pm)
Also, with 2008 beyond the last model year. The Tiburon is priced a lot lower. You can get it well below MSRP now. And with the Scion tC, they have that annoying supposedly no-haggle price.
Jul 02, 2008 (10:38 am)
I was just wondering linqpanda, you mentioned that you can get the tiburon well below msrp now.
What exactly is "well below"? Are we talking about like 2,000 under, more?