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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Mazda3 vs Tiburon

A buddy of mine at school has a v6 manual tiburon. We've talked about racing before but we both think the other guy will win. Anybody raced one of these before? I think it would be a pretty close race but I give the advantage to the v6 and i think his car is a 6 speed so he has a bigger engine and better gear ratios. Then again my car is a mazda and his is a hyundai. I kinda just wanted to see what other people thought about this matchup or if anyone had any experience with these cars.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 07:37 PM
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Re: Mazda3 vs Tiburon

they only got like 12 more horsepower than our 2.3 but they got quite a bit more torque.

id expect a tiburon to win. (and they look so much cooler in my opinion.. i almost bought one)
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Re: Mazda3 vs Tiburon

[quote author=kspec link=topic=69280.msg1201287#msg1201287 date=1171240644]
they only got like 12 more horsepower than our 2.3 but they got quite a bit more torque.

id expect a tiburon to win. (and they look so much cooler in my opinion.. i almost bought one)
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172-156 ... 16 more hp
182-160 ... 22 more tq

Also much heavier Im sure though.
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Re: Mazda3 vs Tiburon

hyundai builds junk.
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 07:44 PM
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Re: Mazda3 vs Tiburon

may be heavier.


heard the tiburon engines are really tough tho. ppl be putting supercharges/turbo on the stock engine and they hold up really well. some ppl i think are getting 300 maybe even 400? horsepower from their tiburons. *im sure the 400 is with some engine reinforcement help.
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Re: Mazda3 vs Tiburon

a tiburon in most circumstances will beat a mazda 3, but its all up to the drivers
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Re: Mazda3 vs Tiburon

http://www.modernracer.com/archives.html

2003-2005 Hyundai Tiburon V6
Horsepower : 170-172 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque : 177-181 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm
Curb Weight : 2969-3010 lbs
0-60 mph : 7.4 sec.(manual)
0- mile : 15.6 sec @ 88.8 mph(manual)

2004-2005 Mazda 3 s
Horsepower : 160 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque : 150 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
Curb Weight : 2826-2857 lbs
0-60 mph : 7.5 sec.(manual), 8.0 sec.(auto)
0- mile : 15.7 sec @ 89.0 mph(manual)


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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-11-2007, 07:53 PM
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Re: Mazda3 vs Tiburon

wow thats close.

hey, 0-60 8seconds??? man.. that blows. oh well, decent for 160hp i suppose...
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[quote author=kspec link=topic=69280.msg1201324#msg1201324 date=1171241585]
wow thats close.

hey, 0-60 8seconds??? man.. that blows. oh well, decent for 160hp i suppose...
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Car and driver rated the mazda3 at 7.4 0-60 for the 2.3 manual. Part of the reason the auto is so slow is bc the redline on the 3 is set well below what it is capable of. What rpm does the auto shift at when you are flooring it?
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Re: Mazda3 vs Tiburon

idk. in tiptronic mode, we can redline it. i think we can redline it in automode to with the pedal at the floor.
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