For all but a few drivers, front-wheel-drive coupes represent a car for a particular moment in time.
Editors from TheCarConnection.com don't foresee legions of repeat Tiburon buyers; one can drive an inexpensive front-wheel-drive coupe for only so long before the needs and/or opportunities of life cause a shift in vehicles driven.
Knowing that you'll likely own, at most, one or two cars like the 2008 Hyundai Tiburon in your lifetime, choose wisely.
As for the Chevrolet Cobalt, unless you're considering the turbocharged Cobalt SS, don't bother--except if you're renting.
Coupes like these are overwhelmingly purchased based on style, so drive what looks good to your eyes.
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|2008 Hyundai TiburonBrowse Used Listings||2009 Chevrolet CobaltBrowse Used Listings||2009 Scion tCBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas 4-Cyl||Gas I4|
|2-Door Coupe Manual GS||2-Door Coupe Base||2-Door HB Manual (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Hatchback Coupe||2 Door Coupe||3 Door Hatchback|
|Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD|
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|2008 Hyundai Tiburon vs. 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt||2008 Hyundai Tiburon vs. 2009 Scion tC|