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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 315 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

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."

Wish I had had this car in my 20's (or maybe not).

By on Sunday, March 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Sporty Fun: Quick; Agile; Reliable; Comfortable."

Cons: "Middling dash, middling mileage; a bit noisy."

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

"A very fun car to drive. Good looking, and at 70K more than satisfactorily reliable. As a city driver I get 18 mpg driving non-aggressively, about which I will not brag. It is a second car which is why I have no highway mileage and why my wife and I are considering whether we really need it (I am recently retired). The seats are sporty and quite comfortable, it has all necessary bells and whistles, but is not stuffed with extras. Our other car is an '06 Grand Prix GT, the interior of which I would be loathe to part with, and wish every auto-interior designer would borrow from. The Pontiac, while much bigger and heavier, is supercharged and loaded with extras so it's the keeper. Also it's just about to kiss 60K."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Poor Quality and a pain to fit inside

By on Friday, March 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
3/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"I don't get all the high review scores for this car. It looks sporty and has a good little engine, but the positives end there. On our Tiburon the paint is peeling, the headlight covers have frosted over, and little things have broken and stopped working. Hyundai customer service was also poor. They refused to fix under warranty the light illuminating the transmission shifter assembly after it went out. They blamed it on my dad. Yeah, like an 82-year-old man who is not a mechanic is going to dismantle the transmission shifter assembly when the car is under warranty. It is also a pain to fit inside this vehicle if you are >5' 10". Basically, this vehicle is poorly made. Hyundai won't get my money the rest of my working life regardless what they want to say about themselves."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Getting to know my tibby slowly

By on Sunday, February 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,952

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "cheap, fast, sporty, reliable, fun to drive"

Cons: "hungry for tires, cheapy interior , too beautiful"

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

"well i bought this car a few weeks or more ago for 8.5K it is lowered, stock engine, tuned exhaust and fresh paint with low miles. it has had 2 owners which didn't really take the best care of it in the interior (didn't even have a stereo)and a few broken hinges etc.. but all that aside. Drive-wise i was surprised! this car has some serious power. i have the GT so it is a V6. i have noticed that it seems to wear tires out a bit fast but i can't complain performance-wise i am thoroughly impressed. the interior is very sporty with the gauges i do wish the previous owner had left a stereo then i could've reviewed the stock speakers. the back seat of my car is leather and the front is cloth (unsure whether this is normal or prev.owner swapped it) but it is just basic, not allot of space for people in the backseat but the trunk is fairly large. i noticed some parts could've been designed better like the moonroof/sunroof flap.. mine is just badly stuck but atleast the electronics work. great for single people/coupe lovers/couples/sport enthusiasts. overall a great looking, fast driving, sturdy car."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Best car I have owned

By on Friday, February 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 129,000

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliable, fast, and sexy"

Cons: "Are there any?"

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

"I bought my 2003 Tibby GT in '05 with approximately 30,000 mi on her. Right now she has 129,000. The ONLY thing I have replaced mechanically on this car is the PCM module and the drivers side power window. So easily the most reliable car I have owned. It has the wide body kit and looks awesome..even after all these years people still tell me what a sweet ride it is. Most comfortable seats (leather) I have had in a car. I was debating buying a new car since it is getting older, but after reading reviews of a lot of new cars, makes me think maybe I should stick with my awesome ride. The only bad thing I can say is a given...not great on gas but that is to be expected being a GT. Did I mention how much I LOVE this car??? LOL"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

I love this car!

By on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 257,487

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Amazing car extremely reliable and awesome price"

Cons: "Cheap interior for rough people."

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

"I have had this car since 80,000. My friends would say that hyundai's dont last and aren't reliable. This car is the most reliable car i have ever seen. Easily the best car Hyundai's made. I had one minor issue with the engine but besides that regular maintenance will get you really far. the 2.0 automatic engine is extremely reliable and actually has a nice feeling to it and can actually compete with a v6. I will definitely buy another hyundai. After 2003 hyundai made some of the best cars, im not sure about suvs."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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