N00B from Michigan
Hey guys, been pulling info for a few weeks and decided to join the forum today.
I've wanted a Tibby for a few years, and I'm picky, so it took me until a few weeks ago to find the one I wanted for the price I was willing to pay (cheap).
I have a fleet of Hyundai's now. Started with a 2002 Accent GL 9 years ago, now has 290k+ on it and running strong. Then fell in love with the Sonata Hybrid and got a 2011 base model just over 3 years ago. My wife drives that now...
After my wife took the Sonata and I went back to the Accent - I got a bit more serious about my Tiburon pursuit. Again, I'm picky, and I wouldn't settle for anything other than EXACTLY what I wanted. A 2005/6 SE (because I wanted the 6 speed), and in the Orange Crush color. I finally found one that matched my wants, my price, and was in decent enough condition to make me drive 3 hours to Joliet IL to pick it up. What an eff'ed up dealership, but hey - I got what I wanted at the end of the deal...
2006 SE, 139k on the clock, VERY little rust (HUGE in the snow belt), un-adulterated (was bone stock when I bought it). Now has a cat-back. Have headers, but waiting to install them until this winter (this is my summer toy).
Summed up - I'm 36 and have 3 kids. I have this as my DD to have fun with. I'll mod it up on a budget (not cheap, but keeping myself from going apeshit). Within a couple years I expect, based on my history of going nuts with cars, this will be boosted, wide-bodied and not a dependable DD... Hopefully I restrain myself, but I doubt it (for example, I took an 88 Mustang 4-banger, machined and built it to 14:1 compression, added a turbo at progressive rate to 8psi and ran alcohol through it. For fun.)
Anyways, thanks for having me. I have a bunch of history with boost, alcohol and general engine knowledge if anyone needs a hand!
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Mike Smith - Hastings, MI
2006 SE coated in Orange Crush Metallic, almost bone stock. For now.