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2005 Tiburon SE no mods

2046 miles currently


Commute ~ 3-4k miles a month.... this may cut down to 1500-2k miles a month shortly in the future.

10yr/100k bumper to bumper Extended warranty

So, i am assuming my car will last at least 100,000 miles without a ton of work.


Can I expect it to last much longer than that without becoming INSANELY expensive to repair? Can non-hyundai dealerships actually work on these things?

I would be happy if I could get it to last 200k :) that gives me an average of 20k miles a year for 10 years
 

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I guarantee that you will not keep that car that long. Wasted your money on the extended warranty,
 

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Well if you don't drive it hard or beat the **** out of it being careless, ignoring service dates and etc, you should be fine, but I don't know of ANYONE keeping a Hyundai that long. Although I got the same warrenty ;)
 

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It will last as long as you want it to. Meaning, if you take care of it, it will last.

My 1999 Tiburon is still purring along with 70k on the clock. No major repair issues to date.

Get your oil changed regularly, follow the maint. sched in your owners manual, wash it regularly including the engine bay...
 

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There is a coworker on mine who had a Hyundia excel form 89' i think, he had well over 180.000 miles on that car. And it still ran...then he goes and trades it in for a 05' elentra...
 

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playtilithrtz said:
There is a coworker on mine who had a Hyundia excel form 89' i think, he had well over 180.000 miles on that car. And it still ran...then he goes and trades it in for a 05' elentra...
There is running, and running WELL :p
 

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I drove my 1991 Excel 199,000 miles (still ran perfect) , traded it in on a 1997 Elantra that I drove for 247,000 miles (still ran perfect). Bought my wife a 2004 Sonata (currently 45,000 miles w/ no problems). Traded my Elantra on my Tib (2004 SE) that now has 35,000 troublefree miles. Just maintain it, don't beat it and it WILL last...
 

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lancemib said:
I drove my 1991 Excel 199,000 miles (still ran perfect) , traded it in on a 1997 Elantra that I drove for 247,000 miles (still ran perfect). Bought my wife a 2004 Sonata (currently 45,000 miles w/ no problems). Traded my Elantra on my Tib (2004 SE) that now has 35,000 troublefree miles. Just maintain it, don't beat it and it WILL last...


I dont plan on beating it, but I do plan on driving it a lot of highway miles in 6th gear at around 2500-3500 rpm's

Changing oil every 3k miles that should keep it alive for a while *hope* assuming other parts dont drop on it.

warranty should be 10 year 120k miles... i mean who drives their car 10k miles a year?! :)



I guess :3_frusty:

So maybe I didnt think about this well enough :-/ paid 16,980 for the Tiburon SE + TTL + 1200 for extended warranty


Guess we will see!!! Sucks to be me :)
 

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I think with any car as long as you do regular maintenance and take care of it and don't beat on it like the average american driver (most of us on the board are car enthusiasts so we have a much much better sense of maintenance) . You'll take it as long as you want - or until the expensive parts wear out. Modifications will shorten the life some - depending on what you do.

My example would be my best buddy's 97 Ford Escort with 137000 miles - runs strong and still blows cold A/C
 

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Hey I got my 03 tibby in Sept 02 and from then to now I have put close to 76000 miles on my car commuting to work and school before I wrecked it yesterday.... :3_sadley: That averages to 25,333 miles a year. Anyway, I have done all scheduled maint. all the 15k, 30k, etc...and it ran perfectly...even at times when I drove it hard....it still had alot more miles to go, it would have lasted for several more years until I would have traded it in for another. The car will last if you take care of it as your own family...
 

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Most any brand of car or truck will last you well over 150,000 miles+ as long as you take care of it.
Since you do a whole bunch of driving get your oil changes every 3k miles, change coolant & tranny fluids every 60k or so. And depending on your financial situation you may want to go ahead and purchase new brake pads, rotors, and maybe a clutch, since they're gonna need to be replaced for you much sooner than most of us.
 

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I had 176,000 miles on my ford contour before it finally died. The tiburon is put together at least as well as that car was. Take care of it and it'll last as long as you want it to. You'll probably get sick of it and want another car before it has the chance to die.
 

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The dealership I have my car serviced at has a small fleet of 4-5 Sonata's and Excel's for hauling parts between dealerships and I haven't seen one with under 400,000 km (250,000 miles).

As mentioned, it comes down to how you treat the car, it will last. The Honda's out there with similar km's get those km's not for pounding the crap out of the car, but rather regular service and highway km's.
 

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One thing on that car thats guarenteed not to last


the paint
 

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73k miles on my 03 tib....never been to dealer....tons of mods, including Alpine S/C....runs like the day i bought it.

I do 90 miles a day commute total.
 

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Your engine and transmission should last for a long time, but every other part should break a couple times. Watch out for the lock actuators, interior bulbs dying.

Also, hopefully you won't develop a harsh pull to the right, but your interior will rattle unmercifully after 50k miles.
 

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Your engine and transmission should last for a long time, but every other part should break a couple times. Watch out for the lock actuators, interior bulbs dying.

Also, hopefully you won't develop a harsh pull to the right, but your interior will rattle unmercifully after 50k miles.
yay, interior rattle! :)

Is that fixable or just everything coming loose?

My right window is making a weird clink noise already when putting it down :-.
 

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It'll last until it dies.

What a dumbass question.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid answers, thanks for reinforcing this adage!




Look above, there were plenty of good answers that addressed my question... I ask how long YOUR hyundai/tiburons lasted, based on driving conditions, I get feedback, and then I go from there


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