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1999 Hyundai Tiburon

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 27/Comb 23 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Korea Country of Assembly: Korea

1999 Hyundai Tiburon Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.8
Out of 10

Based on 95 Ratings for the 1997 - 2001 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.3/10
    Quality
    7.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.3/10
    Performance
    8.2/10
  • Comfort
    7.8/10
    Styling
    8.5/10

Reliable, super fun, and practical!

By on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Styling, interior comfort, cargo space, fun factor"

Cons: "Headroom in read seats, worthless cup holders"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I've had my '98 FX for over 2 years. When I showed it to my wife, she immediately took it to 90mph and insisted I buy it. I love driving it and she always enjoys the ride, which is firm and sporty without feeling rough. After my first Illinois winter I thought I might have to get rid of it because it was dangerous to drive. I am happy to report that following my second winter, I have determined that it just needed snow tires. Driving it this winter was a blast. My daughter recently got a 2015 vehicle but even this has only confirmed that this Tiburon is still a great car. It may not have all the tech in today's cars, but it is solid and reliable. It has been an enjoyable vacation companion with lots of room for luggage. At 17yrs old, our Tiburon is going to get the babying required to keep it on the road. We love this car. We have 3 grandchildren and they all like it too."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Epicness

By on Monday, September 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Awesome price. Fun little car. Epic stereo"

Cons: "Small cup holders. Window switch is not that great"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car is just awesome. This is also my first car, runs great and it looks awesome and it runs wonderfully despite a little squeak that happens when the air conditioner is on, might need a new belt but it runs amazing and sounds great."

12 people out of 20 found this review helpful

awesome little car

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 97,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "a blast to drive"

Cons: "not a lot of interior room for people"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This has been the most fun car to drive. I bought it new and it has had all the power and performance you could want in a 4 cylinder. It has been extremely reliable and affordable to maintain. This would NOT be a good car for a larger or taller person. The driving compartment fits like a cockpit and not a lot of leg room in the back seat. The hatchback and fold down seats allow for almost anything you want to haul. If they still made this car I would buy another one tomorrow."

10 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Best Car I've EVER Owned!

By on Saturday, July 27, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 159,900

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Very reliable, fast, fun & easy on gas"

Cons: "Those over 6' might find it a tight fit"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

12 yrs old she still looks & runs like new. Have 4 Hyundai's but this 1s my favorite.

"Wife got me this 4 our 25th anniv.in '01. Loved it from day 1. Very fast accel, turn ratio excell. GREAT sound system (6 spkrs). 1st repair yr 6 when trannie broke - fixed under extend. warranty. Engine still great after 150G! Use car 4 work: holds all my tools, a lil'Giant ladder,+food coolers. Built 2 last w/best parts i.e. platinum spk plug wires & many components sealed.Fun 2 drive - got orangey-red color -still looks new despite 12 Cleveland winters. SAFE car: guy plowed into car @light & HE had 90% of damage. Only downsides r hard 4 tall folks 2 fit in & deer like it 2...3 so far've run into/jumped on top. LOL Plan 2 keep it long as I can. Paid $12,900-comes to ~$1G/yr 4 great car! [Wife's friend bought same car, same color & still looks/drives like new w/0 breakdowns.]"

8 people out of 16 found this review helpful

12 yrs old she still looks & runs like new. Have 4 Hyundai's but this 1s my favorite.

great car for the bucks, comfortable,fine mpg

By on Monday, July 08, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "mileage , comfort , fast enought for a 4 cyl auto"

Cons: "seat wear and tear is too much for the low milage,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"this has been a cool car for the bucks,, great gas milesage comfortable,, has 77k when i got it , put on an air cond compressor and new brakes all around, putting on new power steering hose tomorrow and driving to nashville, in the event it breaks down,, i will revise my review overall seems tight , my first korea car , but i have owned over 100 different cars,,"

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

great car for the bucks, comfortable,fine mpg

By on Monday, July 08, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "mileage , comfort , fast enought for a 4 cyl auto"

Cons: "seat wear and tear is too much for the low milage,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"this has been a cool car for the bucks,, great gas milesage comfortable,, has 77k when i got it , put on an air cond compressor and new brakes all around, putting on new power steering hose tomorrow and driving to nashville, in the event it breaks down,, i will revise my review overall seems tight , my first korea car , but i have owned over 100 different cars,,"

1 person out of 4 found this review helpful

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