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Capsule Review: 2000 Tiburon

By Jack Baruth on 16, 2010

You could look at the one of two ways. The first way to look at it was the backhoe was at fault. It backed out across the northbound exit to Bethel Road from SR-315, forcing my brother to too rapid of an avoidance maneuver, his pristine Porsche 944, and hit a causing said streetlight to into the freeway traffic.

The way to look at it #8212; and, in I must note that view was the one espoused by the Columbus #8212; was that my brother, had been traveling at perhaps one miles per hour (#8220;More one twenty,#8221; he sniffed to me in the aftermath) and therefore the backhoe operator have had no reasonable expectation the red Porsche+Audi would arrive before he could move off the road.

Either way, it was time for the car.

When I totaled my at the tender age of sixteen, my punishment car was a Marquis Brougham. Mark, on the hand, never crashed a car in his years. What he did manage to do was trash a new Jetta and a new Infiniti G20 in the latter so badly that the damage report ran to seven dollars and multiple pages.

Dad he should have a used but somehow #8220;used car#8221; up being #8220;absolutely pristine 944 formerly owned by the local TV princess#8221;.

#8220;There#8217;s good and bad news,#8221; my bro said to me on the phone. good news is that I a Porsche and I#8217;m six years than you are. The bad news is your shitbox Land left the line with no options.#8221; I looked out the window, saw the logo on my #8217;97 Disco and hung my head in the appropriate of shame. Half a year I used that same truck to pick him up at the accident

The next day, two proposals placed before our father, who art in New Mark suggested replacing the 944 a Boxster. I suggested replacing it a Hyundai. The old man must have annoyed; not only did he accede to my he told Mark that his would be limited to co-signer of the #8220;Hyundais,#8221; he responded, #8220;are for strippers who are no longer particularly by the current Grand Am#8217;s I thought this was ironic, that he was seeing two daytime at the time, but I had to concede that he from experience.

Objections aside, the next day we to see the four-headlamp Tiburon. At $13,900 or so to my distant recollection), it was surprisingly In a straight line it didn#8217;t up much to the 944, and if it had a rather black-plastic interior, it also had a clear sound system. As the Elantra and Accent of the time, the efforts were somewhat

The clutch gave the impression of no spring attached to it, offering the of pedal resistance. The gearshift around in space, occasionally lightly into a slot the stars aligned just so. The approximated Citroen#8217;s famous button, going from stop#8221; to #8220;full stop#8221; in one inch.

Steering was distant the road and the column wobbled

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At six foot two, I found the too low; at five foot Mark found the window too high. The silver paint for accenting throughout the interior like it would fade and rub and that appearance was not deceiving. The seats were a cruel, joke, and the hatchback covered a oddly shaped cargo which seemed to be full the my brother threw his tenor and gig bag in there.

On a fast back-road drive, the Tiburon revealed an odd Although everything felt the car really wasn#8217;t flimsy at It had some torsional rigidity and was in the turns. Once the shifter#8217;s entered one#8217;s kinesthetic it was fast enough to use and the clutch was Best of all, it seemed to enough brake.

Mark said something is probably repeated nationally a times a day, even #8220;Hyundais are a lot better than I they would be.#8221; We the deal at invoice and hit the road.

happened to my brother. He kept his new car and free of debris. Over the few years, the Tiburon stayed good, even as the odometer 70,000 miles. I can#8217;t it to having to make his own payments, he regularly forgot to make sometimes for months at a time.

I the car simply earned his respect.

The strippers disappeared, replaced by a student of clarinet performance. She in a Nissan Sentra but was soon a new Elantra, converted by Mark#8217;s fervor. The Tiburon gave way to a Santa Fe. For years my brother everybody who would listen a great damn car the Koreans make.

His friends bought Hyundais. He to inquire as to why I didn#8217;t have any

#8220;Your new Land Rover may all the options,#8221; he would say, the Santa Fe 3.5L offers for less.#8221; Finally, annoyed … by his conversion from artist to Seoul man, I him to a Mazda dealer and made him an RX-8. He got out of the car and announced his intention to buy it. car,#8221; he said, and then,

#8220;It reminds me of my Tiburon.#8221;

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