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1997 Hyundai Tiburon

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 4.0

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Great car! Just don't expect a racer!

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Aug 23, 2005 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Cheap to buy and maintain compared to others in class, looks good
Cons: BAD PAINT!, cracking plastic interior
The Bottom Line: If you like the look of it, it's a great little car for the price. Look elsewhere if you want to race.

I have had this car for about one year now, and I still love it. I have the 2.0L FX coupe. I got lucky with this car because it only had done 53000km (pretty good for a 7 year old car!), and have done a further 15000km since. I initally had to spend some ... read more

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An AMAZING CAR!

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Jul 15, 2003 - Updated Sep 21, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: very stylish, great handling - its an attention getter
Cons: The gas cap, could use more power
The Bottom Line: If you want a fun car to drive, I highly recommend the 1997 Hyundai Tiburon!

Well, I just bought this car yesterday, and picked it up today(After the dealer "certified" it) And even after the first test drive - I fell in love with this car!! Let me say that again, ...I love this car! It does corner like you woul ... read more

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A cheap sports coupe alternative

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Jun 2, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Tight-handling, fun to drive, standard features in the FX model, gas mileage.
Cons: cup holders, small back seat, need snow tires for winter safety, blind spot.
The Bottom Line: A fun car with good features for it's price class. Not for the Tall.

I've had this car (the FX version) since '97. It has approximately 84k miles on it now, and other than the standard oil changes/service, and the timing belt that had to be replaced four thousand miles ago, this car is basically worry-free, compared to a ... read more

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Awesome car at an even better price!!

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May 14, 2002 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Sporty design, great gas mileage, great ride, great in any weather, super price, super interior.
Cons: Underpowered, weak headlights, small backseat.
The Bottom Line: This car is legit . Super-looking sports car at a great price, how can you go wrong!

This car is great. The three cons I had, don't even matter. I dropped a few bucks under the hood and increased the hp, replaced the headlights for cheap and as for the back seat - I don't sit there. As for the idiot who gave the Tib a bad review b/c ... read more

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I love my Tiburon

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Apr 27, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great fun and stylish car with a lot of get up and go
Cons: Small back seat, cup holders suck
The Bottom Line: If you are looking for sporty and fun and reliable at an affordable price, the Tiburon is for you!

I bought my Tiburon new from the dealer in 1997. It's an amazing little car. So stylish and reliable. With normal maintenance I have had relatively no problems with my Tiburon. The front seats are comfy and can accommodate someone up to 6'3" no ... read more

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The shark with bite

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Apr 21, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Good looks, Fast for the price, easy to drive,
Cons: check engine light always comes on,
The Bottom Line: The Tiburon is right for someone who has a low budget, Wants a sporty car for a not so sporty price. or for a first time driver.

I purchased my 1997 Tiburon in Feb 7/01. This was my first car. When i first got it i couldn't believe that it was only 8 grand.Many people in my area thought my car was in the price range of a 40 grand car. I told them what i had paid for it and they ... read more

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Mine at Last!

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Jun 2, 2001 - Updated Apr 29, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Unique design, Sporty interior, Enough Power
Cons: Some parts made cheaply, Underpowered headlights, Odd packaged choices
The Bottom Line: If you want a unique, sporty and hot car that's fun to drive, this one's for you.

I first caught a glimpse of this car in the summer of 2000 while working. As I was walking through the parking lot, it caught my eye, 'the design is so amazing!', I thought. I took a look from different angles, checked out the interior, and then wrote ... read more

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Flymobile for 25 and under!

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Dec 4, 2000 - Updated Mar 17, 2005 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Chick Magnet, Compact, Nice stereo, Flymobile
Cons: Rattles, No headlight on warning when leaving car.
The Bottom Line: It is a recommend buy - good for looks, commute to work. Entry level sportscar.

I bought my Red Hyundai Tiburon in April of 1998 for 13,500. I bought it because it is the cheapest sports car that I can afford. I call my car "The poor man's Porche" I wanted this car for the lack of a back seat - I don't want to schlep around ... read more

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Kick ass and Smooth as Hell

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Apr 27, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Handling, looks, acceleration
Cons: cup holder, no children allowed

Once upon a time I saw this purple car in a car lot and even tho I was at that lot for a Prelude I couldn't get my eyes off this purple thing. What it was I did not know, what I did know was that I had to drive it. After a nice 20 minute test drive it ... read more

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Awesome to drive

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Dec 19, 1999 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: sporty, fun to drive, excellent handling, great acceleration
Cons: No headlights on warning chime when exiting car

This car is great. I currently own a 1997 Red Hyundai Tiburon, and I enjoy it very much. It has a sports car feel, but an interior that rocks with space and comfort. Since owning the car, I have added to it by customizing it to my tastes. I have ... read more

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Reliability, Value, & Service Plus!

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Dec 13, 1999 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Low price, excellent standard features/available options, generous warranty, great ride/performance
Cons: Relatively small back seat

I love to try new products, especially if they're well-priced, and often put myself in the position of commercial guinea pig. In keeping with that tradition, I owned one of the first Hyundais ever made back in May of 1986 - the 4-Door Excel sedan. In ... read more

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yuck!
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Nov 7, 2004 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 
Pros: corners like a dream, good gas mileage
Cons: dents VERY easily
I got this car new in 1997. Of course, being younger, I fell in love with the look of the car. Well, it turned out to be a cheaply made piece of tin. I was in an accident once with it. The whole front end/hood smashed in, but the airbags never deployed. ... read more
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