My girlfriend is looking at Hyundai Tiburon GK, 0-??? and I'm helping
in the research, (or actually doing most of the research) What are
pro's and cons for purchase, and what should I look for as well as
look out for. I'm interested in the collected wisdom of the group to
assist a newbie in getting the most bang for the buck. I've done
research on Edmunds, and know current prices, but not what the best
options are, or what are better extras to have from those that live
with the car daily. GS, GT, SE, or what. Which engine is better over
the long haul V4 or V6, which needs more TLC. How forgiving is the
gear box, or should I look for an automatic. Is the 6 speed in the SE
worth it, or settle for a GT.
She's going to be using the car as a daily driver (SoCal traffic),
maybe a little track time, but mostly to and from work, with the
occasional road trip to the mountains. Not hauling much of anything
other than my carcass. I'd be happy to answer any other questions off
forum, since I don't want to clog this up with a repeated thread.
Thanks in advance.
I,ve had a series of Sonata,s , both 4 and 6 cylinder. Whilst there is
obviously more power in the 6, the 4 cylinder seemed a much better balanced
car. I know thats not a Tiburon but I suspect the physics is the same.
Wasn,t much diff, if any, in the fuel economy.
The more options, the more chance of something braking. The more options,
usually the more comfortable the car is to drive on a regular basis.
Personally, I like all the goodies and will buy the top of the line of a
particular model, but if money is more important, the bottom of the line is
a better value.
If you are going to keep the car for a very long time, getting what you
really want from the start makes more sense th en just buying basic
transportation. When I was younger, I liked the stick shift, but these
days, I'd much rather be in traffic with an automatic. The only four
cylinder cars I've ever owned were a couple of Karmann Ghias, a 64 and a 70.
My preference is the availability of spirited acceleration.
I don't think we can really answer your questions as personal preference
varies so much. Try to determine the features that are "needs" versus the
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