The quality of its products has improved tremendously in the past few years, according to the respected quality gurus at J. Just picked up an 05 gs and while I miss the v6 it still has get up and go. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. We liked the cloth seats because they grip better and are cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Braking is good for a sports car.
And they are in complete disbelief. The fuel and water temperature gauges separate the round tachometer and speedometer. The manual transmission shifter has a short throw and is well situated for smooth shifting. I'm going to have red vents pretty much anything that is silver red. Since i bought the car used, had to get the spoiler repainted andthe hood struts replaced.
Hyundai has emerged as a low-cost producer of attractive cars with performance and panache. All models get anti-roll bars and gas-filled shock absorbers. The engine has a pleasantly husky sound thanks to its free-flowing exhaust. However, the Hyundai's distinctive sheetmetal crease sweeping upward and rearward from the front louvers gives these traditional features a new look. When you feel like working out, the Shiftronic manual control on the automatic allows more involvement in the driving fun.
I have added performance spark plugs and wires, an Injen Cold Air Intake, a Magnaflow HiFlow Cat, and a Borla Catback exhaust and it seems to be the right amount of power now. With the power of the V6, torque steer in this front-wheel-drive coupe is inevitable, but it's controllable and actually kind of fun when you're driving round town. In the rear the fenders curve smoothly into the large, almost ovoid one-piece taillight clusters. We found the Tiburon easy to throw around in an autocross circuit laid out in the infield of Las Vegas Speedway. Would buy another new if they were still available.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. Should of been a 2-seater. A cargo net would be a helpful addition to help keep stuff in place when throwing the car around corners after a stop at the grocery store. I have upgraded the brakes so it is much better at stoping but not a problem stock, build quality is much improved and very nice, Cost of ownership is low, and this car is a blast to drive! The Tiburon's profile looks even better when counter-pointed by the new front-end styling. The power rack-and-pinion steering feels fine. If you get lazy and forget to downshift as you putter around town, it's no problem as the 181 pound-feet of torque are available at low rpm. I did have to replace the alternator, mainly because the person that owned it before me put a lot of extra electrical things in it.
The bucket seats are okay, but not as sporty as one might hope for, as they could do with some more side support for spirited driving. And this car is fun to drive. And I'm going to get black rims and blacked out tinted windows. Crank up the volume and you're enveloped in sound. Pick-up is average for a 4cyl. Primary Use: Commuting to work Tiburon — It's accelerations is very good, braking is not bad, and handling is more on the understeering side when making super sharp turns, the build is good and has an awesome appearance.
Some things to watch out for - there are some blind spots be very careful switching lanes and I do miss having a back seat that can actually be used, however, cargo space is not a problem - I can do a major grocery shopping and not have to worry about space. Like all front-drive cars, with the engine weight over the driving wheels, it tended to understeer the front wheels lose grip before the rear wheels. I get 21mpg on average. It hasn't needed any repairs just oil changes. A proper parking brake is located on the left side of the center console, leaving room for a cupholder and a small storage tray. All my performance is good, good fast car to race. Headroom and legroom in front are fine, on par with other cars in this class of sport coupes.
I have had my Tiburon Tuscani for about 3-4 months. Its a front wheel drive coupe what has some go. However, we could compensate pretty easily using the throttle, brakes, and steering wheel, and get the rear end to come around and help the car turn in for the tight corners. The car drives, handles and feels like new. Put a timing belt on at 60K per Hyundai recommendation and new water pump at same time. It looks sporty and is backed by Hyundai's aggressive warranty. Sculpted edges molded into the bumper, picking up the existing feature lines on the doors and rear fenders, are echoed by similar lines in the new side mirrors.