Of course you can rightfully assert your freedom to pilot neither of these fine specimens of
First up is this second generation 2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 offered for $3,900 in San Marcos, CA via craigslist. The Tiburon (named after the Spanish word for shark, tiburón) was South Korea's answer to the Celica/Eclipse/Cobalt and featured boy racer looks, a 2.7 liter V6 pushing 165 horsepower and 181 ft-lbs of torque into the front wheels via a 6-speed manual. Performance testing from magazines had the Tiburon hitting 60mph in 7.1 seconds, not bad for the day, but severely lacking bite to match its Ferrari 456-esque looks.
In the other corner is this 2000 Toyota Celica GTS offered for $4,200 in Inland Empire LA Area, CA. The seventh and final generation of Toyota's world beating Celica featured F1 car inspired looks and a positively screaming 2ZZ-GE inline-4 that didn't stop pouring fuel into the cylinders until the tach was 8250 rpm deep into the redzone (if you get the right years; the 2002 and 2005 model year cars allegedly have a 7800 rpm fuel cut). The 1.8 liter VVTi equipped 4-banger pushes out 180 horsepower and 133 ft-lbs of torque into a 6-speed manual gearbox and hits 60mph in the 6.5-7.0 second range.
For my money, I'd take the Tiburon, not just because I'm digging the Ant Man paint job, but also because torque. What would you pick? Comments below.