"I've owned mine 9 years now. It's been a crazy dependable auto. The tires are a bit pricey, but overall, the cost of maintenance has been minimal. The MPG has been pretty consistent. About 25mpg with mixed 70/30 hwy/city. In my opinion, they should have increased the gear ratio for 6th gear and it would have saved ALOT of gas on highway. I ran nothing but royal purple synthetic motor oil and she still purrs to this day... Always starts and runs smooth as silk.
The 6-speed manual takes a bit of getting used to at first, the clutch doesn't really engage till last 15% of pedal. The ratio of the gears is VERY much built for quick accelerating and is why the SE version smokes all other versions. 0-100 in this car once you know how to drive it, comes pretty quick. The handling is aggressive on dry pavement, but can be a bit dicey on wet. It surprisingly doesn't do too bad in snow. It's a bit nose heavy, that's probably why.
Love the room when you put the rear seats down. I hauled my complete patio furniture set. 4 swivel chairs and table..."
"I love my Tiburon. Out of all the cars I have owned this car has to be my favorite ride of all. outstanding power. Great looks, and comfortable. This car has been good to me and I am not going to sell it. I would rather fix any issue it may have then throw it to the curb. A GEM of a car. I have owned Cadillac , Honda, Ford, Chevy, and Toyota and never in my life thought I would love this car more than any other Make or Model."
Pros: "Fun to drive, great gas mileage, well-built & safe"
Cons: "small back seat leg room"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This is one of the best made cars I've ever owned and I've had alot of cars over the years. The warranty and roadside assistance can't be beat! It has always started and runs very good. It gets GREAT gas mileage. It looks SHARP and turns heads. I bought it with 4 miles on it. I wanted a stick shift, but all they had left was automatics and this is the last year they made the Tiburon. This was the first Hyundai I've ever owned and I will definitely stick with this company!"
"I have had this car for 5 years. bought it with 45k in miles. now it has 125000. the car has been so reliable i couldnt aske for a better vehicle. minus the normal wear and tear only thing that had to be replaced was the suspension at about 120k in miles. no other problems. a must buy if you can"
"Owned this car 10 years; bought it used at 16K, now has 52K on it. Super 6 speed , great pick up, comfortable bucket leather seats.... Plus I have an extra perk-a remote start that bypasses the clutch! Great for Chicago winters! I love my car!!!"
"Bought it in 2009 with 16,000 miles on it. Best buy I have made. Speedy, looks sporty, and very stable on the road.
Have snow tires for the winter and performance tires rest of year. Nice trunk space and plenty of power with this V6."