The worst sports car on the road. Oops, make that car. No wait they still make kia's? Nevermind. If you buy it your a dumbass, or just have knowlage of cars.
I've owned this car 2years and have had nothing but problems...had to replace the clutch, new tires, my drivers side window makes noice as it goes up and down. The sunroof squeaks as it opens and closes like the motor is going. The material around the shift ripped after 3 months...There have been 4 recalls on it already. I had replace 2 bulbs that cost me $160.00. Hyundai customer service is horrible...once you buy the car they don't want to hear it when something goes wrong and depreciation is horrible. I just sold it and bought a Toyota...The best move I made.1.It has been in the body shop to paint under the rear wing twice and they also had to paint the hood and roof on the Tiburon because the paint was webbing. 2.It has also been in the shop twice for brake problems on the passenger front. When I sometimes break the passenger from tire locks up when the car is has antilock breaks. The first time I brought it into the shop they bleed only the passenger front break and said they could not find a problem so they let it leave. It is in the shop for the same problem again but when it locked up in me this time it forced the car to slide to the right hitting a curb. Again the dealership states they have checked the break again and there is not a problem. I have read a few other forums with other owners complaining about the same problem about the passenger front break locking up during breaking. Would anyone have any suggestions where I might go to form a formal complaint. Also, the power windows stopped working and the If anyone has any comments please post them.
Oh yeah recently: My specific problems have been: 1)bad throttle position switch 2)windows and door locks failed--I think d/t inadequate lube and the extreme heat retained in the cabin during the summer months 3)some cold start sensor is bad--pain 'cause the dealer wants you to leave it for a day or two 4)customer service w/Hyundai dealers doesn't seem good anywhere you go--I don't know if it's because you don't pay much for a Hyundai, and thus they don't feel they owe you much?
by Juwanna Seemahweena August 17, 2005
Literally in Spanish = "shark." Used to refer to a player, a major man whore.
Mami, avoid that tiburon; he brings nothing but a heartache.
by Zara November 04, 2004
A hyundai manufactured automobile. A shark.
The tiburon bit sally while she was swimming on the cape. It caused serious injury
by Justin December 16, 2004
Automobile designed and produced by Hyundai. Tiburon means shark and this is reflected in the "gills" on both sides of the cars. Over seas the car is refered to as Tuscani. The Tiburon has a very sleek body which is full of curves. Excellent styling combined with unmatched performance for the price. The GS model includes either a 4 spd automatic or a 5 spd manual transmission, and a 138 hp 4 cylinder engine (which has plenty of power to get around town) To add to the styling it also includes a catback dual exhaust with polished tips. The GT and SE both share the 172 hp V6 (a whole lot of power considering how lite and small the car is). The GT can be bought with either the 4 spd automatic or a 5 spd manual. However the SE contains a 6 spd manual transmission and can be purchased in several "special" colors such as orange crush. Four wheel disc brakes provide high performance braking for the 17 inch rims with michilen tires. The interior is very modern and user friendly. The guages light up red and the GT and SE models both have metallic trim. Some journalists have even reported the styling to be similar to that of a ferrari.
The GS starts out at a little below $17,000
The GT and the SE range from $19,000-$23,000
I personally own a Hyundai Tiburon and am very happy. The styling draws a lot of attention towards the car.
by Brian Frohnhofer November 21, 2005
literally means "shark"...but everyone in Marin knows it means spoiled rich kids.
"It's Sarah's fifth iPhone of the month. She's broken or lost the first four."

"Lemme guess, she's from Tiburon."
by KidFromTiburon June 29, 2011
A spanish reference to ''shark''
traduce ''tiburon''

-shark-
by tiburon120 May 03, 2013
Tiburon means shark. The first time I heard it being used was in a Puerto Rican reggaeton song. I became curious and later figured out what the word meant by doing a little research.

Sharks are, or can be dangerous and aggressive hunters of prey.

The way the artist uses the word in the song below explains how he is setting a trap by tempting a female with his sexuality. Once she falls for his trap, he will be able to take her and have his way with her. In other words, he is sharking her.
Lyrics in spanish and engilsh translation for the reggaeton song, Tiburón-

Tiburón

Si te calientas, mami, porque te estoy tentando
(¡Dale, papi, ponlo ponlo!)
(¡Que esto es dando y dando!)
Tú eres mi presa y te estoy asechando
(¡Dale, papi, ponlo ponlo!)
(¡Que esto es dando y dando!)
Si te calientas, mami, porque te estoy tentando
(¡Dale, papi, ponlo ponlo!)
(¡Que esto es dando y dando!)
Tú eres mi presa y te estoy asechando
(¿Tiburón, que tú buscas en la orilla?)

Translation:

You're hot, mami, because I'm tempting you.
(Do it, papi, put it put it!)
(This that you are giving and giving!)
You are my prey and I am setting a trap
(Do it, papi, put it put it!)
(This that you are giving and giving!)
You're hot, mami, because I'm tempting you.
(Do it, papi, put it put it!)
(This that you are giving and giving!)
You are my prey and I am setting a trap
(¿Shark, what did you find at the border?)
by PooKrisps June 04, 2009
A Korean car college girls think is fast just because it has dual exhaust.
Kelly: "Look at me, I can peel out in my Tiburon and intimidate the guys!"

Me: "Not the ones that realize that your car is actually slower than a Grand Am."
by Nnnick August 20, 2006

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