2008 Hyundai Tiburon Consumer Reviews

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2008 Hyundai Tiburon
3.9
Average based on 18 reviews
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Nice little car for my kid

by from Columbus, OH on February 20, 2012

Teen daughter fell in love with this car based on looks, so we shopped around a while to find her a low-mileage, automatic version and found a great one. Drives nicely but not overpowered, so she can'...
Teen daughter fell in love with this car based on looks, so we shopped around a while to find her a low-mileage, automatic version and found a great one. Drives nicely but not overpowered, so she can't get in too much trouble. Cutest car around. Great value with the 100,000 mile warrantee on the power train.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Transmission

by from Loveland, Oh on March 3, 2010

My car is a 2001 with 98 thousand miles. I bought it at 65 thousand and drove the heck out of it the past 2 years. I really like it and it does amazing on gas, but i just found out my transmission is ...
My car is a 2001 with 98 thousand miles. I bought it at 65 thousand and drove the heck out of it the past 2 years. I really like it and it does amazing on gas, but i just found out my transmission is probably going out. I think it is the synchro rings. Is that a typical problem with this car? I'm so worried.. The performance and comfort for this car is really good considering it is a sports car.
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Cute Car, Not so Comfortable for Big People

by from Boston on December 12, 2008

I love my Tiburon. My only complaints are that the visibility isn't fantastic from inside the car and it's not a comfortable car for larger people. I'm not big but my large male friends aren't all tha...
I love my Tiburon. My only complaints are that the visibility isn't fantastic from inside the car and it's not a comfortable car for larger people. I'm not big but my large male friends aren't all that comfy in this car... the backseat is ok for kids but very uncomfortable for adults. Despite this, it's a great car.
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car

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"My pretty little pink pony" pretty car.

by from Indianapolis on March 27, 2011

I bought the basic 2008 GS model back in 2009. For the price it had a very unique sporty style. Downside was the car had very little power, interior lacked quality, and overall uncomfortable (Plastic ...
I bought the basic 2008 GS model back in 2009. For the price it had a very unique sporty style. Downside was the car had very little power, interior lacked quality, and overall uncomfortable (Plastic was used on many interior pieces. Unique floor mats - factory - with Tiburon glued on were nice until the Tiburon glued on stickers fell off. I could only use the car as a two passenger vehicle as the backseat was very small. Driver/passenger seat were not comfortable either due to lack of seat adjustments.) Bottom line, if you are in the market for a "pretty car" - pretty like "My Pretty Pony" - and also reliable car you have found a match here.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Looks great, but little power

by from Columbus, OH on August 18, 2010

Pros: Great price, great warranty, very stylish car. Cons: NO back seat, little power, needed some more options that should be standard (mp3 hook up, cruise control, etc.) Overall, I am happy with t...
Pros: Great price, great warranty, very stylish car. Cons: NO back seat, little power, needed some more options that should be standard (mp3 hook up, cruise control, etc.) Overall, I am happy with this purchase. Cobalt price but more style, and less common on the road. I would do it all over again.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Love my '08 SE

by from on April 4, 2012

Got it used in fall '09 with 14,000 miles on it & went AL-AZ the next spring. Best mpg 36 w/cruise set just under 90mph, (yes I got a warning-TX is a big state) noisy on rough road surfaces but, turn ...
Got it used in fall '09 with 14,000 miles on it & went AL-AZ the next spring. Best mpg 36 w/cruise set just under 90mph, (yes I got a warning-TX is a big state) noisy on rough road surfaces but, turn up the Kenwood stereo & go! The car tunes itself if you can keep a constant speed to it; it loves the highway. You won't win any drag races with this car but the more it runs the better it gets. Engine torque and overall power really does not kick in until well above 3300 rpm. Runs at 75 all day on my commute with the cruise in 6th right around 3100 rpm. I've had it on the track at Talledega and it easily hit 120 and had more to give; Barber MotorSports Park is the next goal.
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Awesome Car

by from Omaha, NE on November 3, 2011

I love this car, not only does it look really cool, but it is very reliable. I barely have to fill up my gas tank, but when I do it seems to last a long time. Great MPG! I love having a sun roof it ma...
I love this car, not only does it look really cool, but it is very reliable. I barely have to fill up my gas tank, but when I do it seems to last a long time. Great MPG! I love having a sun roof it makes it feel nice and open. I love cloth interior so it is never too hott or too cold! I also enjoy when the interior matches the exterior because I think it looks classier! I would DEF purchase this car! great deal
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Love this shark

by from CT on July 25, 2012

Gas Tank is small for the v6 and the milage isn't exactly stellar, but nothing else compares in quality, trim or warranty for the money.
Gas Tank is small for the v6 and the milage isn't exactly stellar, but nothing else compares in quality, trim or warranty for the money.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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Good value for the money

by from Upstate NY on August 12, 2013

I've owned many 2 door subcompacts and have found the Tiburon to be dependable and fun to drive. The suspension is great on hills and curving roads, which there are many in my area. The V6 has decent ...
I've owned many 2 door subcompacts and have found the Tiburon to be dependable and fun to drive. The suspension is great on hills and curving roads, which there are many in my area. The V6 has decent acceleration, and it's not a problem when it comes to passing. It's the first automatic that I've driven in years, as I've always driven standards, but I still feel like i'm driving a responsive vehicle. Not to mention the looks you get when you drive around town. It looks like a much more expensive car. I was so satisfied, I bought a second one for my Daughter.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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No Regrets

by from Washington on April 6, 2011

I bought my 2008 Tiburon GS when gas was approaching 4 dollars. I couldn't beleive the MPG I got 28 to 30 MPG in the city regularly because I am not a hot rodder. Just easy stops and gradual excelerat...
I bought my 2008 Tiburon GS when gas was approaching 4 dollars. I couldn't beleive the MPG I got 28 to 30 MPG in the city regularly because I am not a hot rodder. Just easy stops and gradual exceleration. I did not carry a lot of passengers so I mostly kept the back seats in the folded down positon and got tons of stuff back there, even lumber! I did think it was a little noisey on the highway when I had the back seats down but nothing to complain about.
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car

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