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Hi, this is my first post of many I hope.

I'm in the market for a new car and I was hoping to get the new GT/GSR V6 Tiburon but my Dad thinks I should go with the I4 version. He says paying the extra $6000 isn't worth having leather, the more powerful V6 engine, 17'' wheels and sport-tuned suspension. I guess he's right, but man, I really wanted the GT rather than the SE.

I went to the dealer last week and sat in the GT (auto) and it felt great. But with a weaker engine I'm not sure if I could learn to like it as much. And since my Dad is helping me pay for most of it, he decides whether I get a V6 or I4. Unless he said, if I come up with the extra $6000 in the next year I could get the V6.

What do you guys like about your 2.0L Beta engines? Do you think having an I4 is better in the long run compared to a V6? What about the aftermarket? Will the majority of the parts be for the V6 or I4 version?

Thanks guys! And gals.
 

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<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>Welcome to the forums Eggy....! Well man you've propably read on here that the V6 doesnt stand up to high-level tuning like the Beta does, although with enough aftermarket support it can. The good thing about the Beta unit is that there's plenty more room in the engine bay so there's also lots more freedom when it comes to either turbocharging or supercharging...and it's lots easier to work on than the V6!This extra room in between the radiator/AC fans and the block means that setting up a turbo will be easier, and intercooling with a front mount is easier also because the plumbing can be more efficiently routed. Both the V6 and the I4 have enough room behind the fascia for a fair-sized FMIC. When it comes to the interior trimmings and the suspension, it would be a more cost-effective upgrade to have aftermarket parts fitted by a qualified mechanic, and it would cost under US$5000 for relatively high-level parts. The interior, if you're into showing off your car at events, can be done up for under US$1000 and an excellent job can be had if you know how to do it yourself, because you use the money to buy better grade materiels(AND you can fix it up just the way you'll like it!)

Tuscani is an excellent base car, and even if Hyundai is not fully embraced by the aftermarket yet, can become a machine to be reckoned with, wether it be show or go!

Happy tuning!


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IMO, if you are into tuning, go with I4..
I am just like you.. standing between I4 and V6.. if you like the leather, get SE-L (SE+Leather) but I prefer bucket seat over leather.. I am getting a manual and don't like that slippery feeling... it's just my opinion..^^' I don't have much plans on the engine tune ups just yet since I'll be running low on $$$ after my car purchase.. oh and I am very concerned with l/100km so.. Take a good guess what I'll be sticking with... haha.. even though my sign says saving up more money for V6.. I might get I4 and tune my audio... just my thoughts.. =)


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Maybe thats what I'll do...get the I4 Tiburon and modify the sound system with AudioBahn components. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>

Also, I found some comforting info at MotorWeek's website. Since the '03 Tiburon has a the same engine and weight as the '00 Tiburon, I'm sure these figures will be the same for the '03...

2000 Hyundai Tiburon
0-60 in 7.6 seconds
1/4 mile in 15.9 seconds @ 87 mph.

2002 Acura RSX Type S
0-60 in 6.9 seconds
1/4 mile in 15.4 seconds @ 94 mph.

When I seen those figures, I was so surprised! The $18,000 Tiburon is only 0.5 of a second slower than the $24,000 RSX Type S in the 1320. I can't believe it! hahah

Go 2.0L Beta.
 

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um.. actually the '03 tib weights more...<img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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No matter, the '03 smoked an RSX in Las Vegas a while back in 1v1 drag. Makes ya smile.


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You're right. The '03 Tiburon does weigh more. Stupid Motor Trend, Car & Driver, and Road & Track. They all lied! They said the engine and curb weight would be carried over from the previous Tiburon. Bastards...now I have to put the Cavalier Z24 back onto my "wanted" list.

2000 Tiburon = 2549lbs.
2003 Tiburon = 2822lbs.
Difference of = 273lbs.
 

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6000$ My GT was just shy of 2000 more then an I4. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>
I don't know where you live but I can tell you where I got it if you want. But then again the I4's are going for about 19k and the GT are going for about 21.5k in Vermont



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I just found these stats from my June 1998 Road & Track magazine...

1997 Hyundai Tiburon FX
2.0L I4
140HP, 133lb-ft.
0-60 in <b>8.3 seconds</b>
1/4 mile in <b>16.3 seconds</b>

1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24
2.4L I4
150HP, 155ft-lb.
0-60 in <b>7.7 seconds</b>
1/4 mile in <b>15.9 seconds</b>
 

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Sure the '03 Tiburon smoked the RSX, but then again its V6 right...we're talking about the I4 Tiburon vs RSX. I'm pretty sure the Tiburon would loose, but maybe only by 1 car length.

I live in Canada and I was at my local Hyundai dealer last week. He quoted me $28,000CAD for a GT (auto) and $22,000CAD for a 5-speed SE. I think those prices are a little high don't you think? Z24's go for only $21,000 fully loaded here...
 

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Times for the Tib and the Z24 are very rangy. I've seen 7.6 and 15.9
from Motor Week for the 2000 Tib. I've seen several slower times for the Z24 than the one your posted, but 15.9 and 16 flat seem typical...they over-lap, it's more about the driver. Car and Driver gave 8.1 and 16.3 for the Tib, so the times for either car vary. I really think that the Tib has better quality and definately a better warranty. I'd put a light-weight racing pulley on the Tib and free up almost 10 hp with that mod alone. Somebody JUST posted a 15.9 with only a CAI.. thats what a Cavalier would get. Just my .02 <img src=/images/forums/snitz/wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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Hey, when you're on a budget, anything is good. EVEN a Cav Z24. I just want something cheap and quick.

Sure Cavaliers are super-common and its supposed to be a girl's car but I can't do anything about it. It's cheap and quick, exactly what I'm looking for.
 

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WELL gentlemen, all I can say is i am now the proud owner of a spanking new '03 tiburon GT 6 speed sport package 2. And ill tell you this HOLY SH!T....this thing rocks. I drove both the I4 and the V6 and there is no comparison. The V6 is smooth it handles great and the stereo kicks ass! Acceleration is fantastic. AND i bought mine for 19,344. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0> Im so proud of myself! I'm not trying ot boast....youjsut dont knwo how excited i am about this. OH another thing....if you get the GT dont worry much about insurance increases...its still classified as a sub compact.


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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
I live in Canada and I was at my local Hyundai dealer last week. He quoted me $28,000CAD for a GT (auto) and $22,000CAD for a 5-speed SE. I think those prices are a little high don't you think? Z24's go for only $21,000 fully loaded here...
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My God.. where do you live Fried Egg? I am in Canada too and 5 speed SE is gonna cost you at least $23,395 looks like a good deal man. is that with PDI and stuff? My dealer has put some premiums on it now.. 500 more on every single trim they've got.. ofcourse I would have to negotiate the price, but tell me where and who quoted you that price? I'll use that price to get mine! <img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left>Few more weeks before manual V6s to arrive...
I would love to test drive even though I am gonna get I4.. Few more weeks and I'll have my I4 with me..!
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Edited by - cheori99 on 02/17/2002 1:25:36 PM
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
Hey, when you're on a budget, anything is good. EVEN a Cav Z24. I just want something cheap and quick.

Sure Cavaliers are super-common and its supposed to be a girl's car but I can't do anything about it. It's cheap and quick, exactly what I'm looking for.
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With Hyundai's warranty changed in Canada, maybe Cav will work too but then again.. I hate the looks on a Cav and how its used car value drops -_- I hope Tiburons are pretty good on resale value.. just my thoughts on Cav..<img src=/images/forums/snitz/finger.gif width=33 height=15 border=0>
by the way, don't you get pretty much everything on SE that Cav Z24 fully opt is getting?


<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left>Few more weeks before manual V6s to arrive...
I would love to test drive even though I am gonna get I4.. Few more weeks and I'll have my I4 with me..!
MSN: [email protected]

Edited by - cheori99 on 02/17/2002 1:29:40 PM
 

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Hey cheori99. Yeah..$23,395 for a five speed manual sounds nice. It's reasonable too, my hyundai dealer in Scarborough quoted their four speed auto for $24,874 something like that with all leather SE.

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>
Hey cheori99. Yeah..$23,395 for a five speed manual sounds nice. It's reasonable too, my hyundai dealer in Scarborough quoted their four speed auto for $24,874 something like that with all leather SE.

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yeah it sounds nice but my price was w/o leather <img src=/images/forums/snitz/disapprove.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left>Few more weeks before manual V6s to arrive...
I would love to test drive even though I am gonna get I4.. Few more weeks and I'll have my I4 with me..!
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