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2005 Hyundai Tiburon

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 27/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Korea Country of Assembly: Korea

2005 Hyundai Tiburon Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.5
Out of 10

Based on 321 Ratings for the 2003 - 2008 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.6/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

My 2nd Tiburon. 2004 & 2007. Both were excellentma

By on Monday, July 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 53,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Exceptional price for fun, sporty, dependal car"

Cons: "Leather poor quality, thin. Did not wear well."

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

"Tiburon 2004 absolutely no maintenance except regular oil changes. Hail damage was reason for trade to a 2007 Tiburon. Now at 52,000 miles I have had brake work. Nothing serious. Leather seats have not held up well. That's only complaint with these vehicles. Not roomy headroom if you are very tall. I am 5'5" female so not a problem here. Small rear seats but remember you're driving a sports car! Would purchase another one if they were still in production."

I love this car!

By on Friday, July 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 47,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I love this car, unfortunately my third and last Tiburon (1998; 2003 and 2008). The replacement is a beautiful car as well but up here in snow country I need front wheel drive. When I go to replace this one I'm not certain what I will end up with. Yes, it is small but I haven't had a problem with two car seats in the back both rear and forward facing. Lots of "stuff" fits in the car, can split the back seat so one side is down to fit even more stuff. Sad they will no longer make these cars!"

Fun sporty car

By on Thursday, July 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Fun to Drive"

Cons: "cd/casset premium sound system, cold AC"

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

"car shows some wear to the paint on spoiler, would not take much to remove it and have it re-painted, drivers side door handles needs repair, other than that its a very sound, fun car to drive, we just need to fine a small truck for he weather in Maine, Car was purchased in Va had only been diven in ME for 1 1/2yrs no rust"

great an reliable car.

By on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,000

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
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "stylish, fun to drive, body kits look amazing"

Cons: "as mileage, hooking up a sound system was a pain,"

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

"I wasnt looking into import cars because ive always had muscle. This one caught my eye. The transmission (6spd) was a bit clunky but I got used to it. The hp wasnt thst great but with a bit of money an a body kit (sc-5) it is a beautiful an very fast car. I run 11.3 in a quarter which is plenty fast for me. I get people asking me all the time, what kind of car is that? Always getting honks an thumbs up while on the beach. My true opinion of the car....its reliable, can take a beating an for 5 years was my daily driver. Nothing major replaced. Regular maintenance, kept everything smooth. Only problem was a the tps (throttle position sensor) needed to be replaced 3 times in 7 years. Thats really my only complant. I love this car!"

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

IT"S ALL ABOUT STYLE!

By on Sunday, June 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "A CLASSIC STYLING MASTERPIECE"

Cons: "Hyundai undeserved quaity reputation -"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Hyundai designers unabashedly stole this style from a bit earlier Pininfarina Ferrari. In my opinion the resultant Tiburon coupe is one of the most beautiful styled cars of all time. Mine is black with tinted windows,dark gray 19" wheels and most decorative chrome removed. The low, square stance and shark influenced front end just scream ULTIMATE STEALTH. We're both tall and over 75. Not he typical very young Tib owner. Yes the car sits so low it's hard to get into but once in, I would compare the fit to a worn relaxed tight glove. No excess headroom but comfortable fitting seats and ample legroom. Yes the back seat is useless. But we're retired and don't invite passengers but this space will accommodate the occational grandchild. We keep the back seats almost permanently folded down. The interior back cavern makes a perfect bass speaker surround. Our engine is the inline 4, and luckily have the less problem prone automatic transmission. No It's not neck snapping power, but pretty peppy and torquey. IT is a delight to drive and not be seen in transmission"

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Exciting sports car, great value

By on Tuesday, April 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,800

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fast, fun, sporty, looks amazing, comfortable."

Cons: "Super awesome in the snow( sarcasm), gas mileage"

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

"I bought this car in 2014 with 12,850 miles on it and I'm planning on keeping this car for a long time! Plenty of power and speed to get pulled over. Torque at 3k rpm puts you back in your seat! Comfortable and sporty seating, great features, feels like a higher end car than it really is."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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