There are a lot of advantages to both cars. Yes i am a tiburon owner, but i had toyotas before hyundai. I use to have the second gen (2001) model, now i have a 2003, 3rd gen, model. I'm posting this mssg cause i find that so many people have comments about a car that they have never owned. so just a few comments that i've come up with from reading this thread.
>>>>>i can't resist the infinity sound system w/ sub and cd changer
>>>>>I've never had any problems getting warrenty work on any of my tiburons.
>>>>>Hands down the interior is far superior with the 2003. I thought the interior on the 01 looked cheap and i bought the damn thing.
>>>>>The tiburon warranty is 10 years not 3 (for US models). the thing that sucks about this is that it is non-transferable. once the second owner purchases the vehicle the powertrain drops to a 50,000 mile/5 year warranty from date of manufacturing (this goes for the isuzu warranty as well). So making the new 2004 mitsubishi 10 year/100k mile warranty the best, because it is fully transferable.
>>>>>i've never heard of a sunroof leaking/breaking. both my tibs had sun roofs and never had problems with them.
>>>>>I've heard from the insurance company and the dealer that the engines for hyundai are made by mitsubishi
>>>>>toyota has a much better reputation than hyundai and way higher resale value.
not good for anyone not owning a toyota. (by the way, i've owned 2 corollas as well, they were good cars)
>>>>>originally when i bought my first tibby, the price is what drew me to it. when i bought my second, loyalty to the brand, comfort (tiburon is just flat out bigger and more roomy than the celica), and sticker. i got every accessory possible except the V6 engine with my tib when i would have had to roll up my windows manually for the same price in a celica.
>>>>>i was embarrassed that they came out with a 172 HP V6, what the hell is the point
>>>>>i like the fact that you just can't pull right up to a garage and pick out all the mods that you want. if the mods are harder to find, then you just see a lot more customizing, and leaves more opportunity to use your imagination. plus you just gotta know where to look.
>>>>>hyundai is far more reliable today then ten years ago...come to think of it so is toyota. i don't think any car is perfect.
>>>>>a long warrenty means that a company backs their product. unfortunately hyundai is banking on the owner selling it before they reach the 5th year. but, i don't hardly ever have to take my car in for warrenty work, and i think it's just a sign of the times. have you all noticed that all the warrenties are getting longer: dodge, hyudai, kia( bought out by hyundai), suzuki, mitsubishi, etc.
>>>>>my best friend has a celica, and i drive it all the time. that car has some pretty bad blind spots
>>>>>i don't think my car is "shit" or "sewage"
ok sorry about all that, but just had to say it. no hard feelings though. Celica is a bad ass car and originally was my first choice. also, i was a toyota enthusiast before i was a hyundai enthusiast.
oh and if any of you are curious, here are some cool sites that have hyundai stuff:www.sharkracing.comwww.teamsr.orgwww.kspec.comwww.ixiondesign.co.krwww.rdtiburon.comwww.tomatoanp.comwww.veilside.com
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