1999 Tiburon New Car Test Drive
Hyundai's Tiburon offers a bold design and spirited performance and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Its aggressive, muscular styling is backed by a 140-horsepower 2.0-liter engine, a fully independent sports suspension and optional four-wheel antilock disc brakes. One of these cars won the Motorola Cup manufacturer's championship for Hyundai last year, a professional series of endurance races for showroom stock cars.
Most sport coupes with this level of performance come at a higher price, while similarly priced coupes can't match the Tiburon's performance.
It is a fun car to drive. It's balanced well in corners. It offers brisk acceleration performance. It's backed by Hyundai's warranty, which has been extended to five years or 60,000 miles. It comes with five years worth of free 24-hour roadside assistance that covers emergency towing and lock-out service.
So the Tiburon is a great value wrapped in a sporty package.