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Hyundai Aftermarket Featured Girl – Miss Teia
Residence: Tampa, FL

Age: 28

Relationship status: Taken

Ethnicity: Italian

Vehicle: 2003 Hyundai Tiburon

What’s your dream car?

I guess the new RX-8 or 350Z, but I’m quite satisfied with my Tibby.

What are some of your hobbiest and interests?

I love to travel! There’s nothing like visiting a new city and site seeing. I also enjoy coffee, computers, and

reading a good book.

How did you first get involved in the car/Hyundai scene?
In early 2002, I was looking to purchase a 98-99 Eclipse GST or GSX 5-speed that was in good condition. Very difficult car to find as all the ones that I would find were obviously

on, and those that weren’t were automatics. Well, I went to a Hyundai dealership that had one to look at, and when I noticed the new Tiburon in the front of the lot, I was
Is it difficult and if so, how do you handle being in a male dominated sport?

It was never difficult for me, because my father sparked my interest as a child and then my high school boyfriend
would live

in his garage, so therefore, I lived in it with him. I always enjoyed watching and learning.

What percentage of Import models do you think actually know how to tune cars?

I’d like to give them the benefit of the doubt and say at least 30%, but I have no clue really.

Should some of the big car shows (HIN, NOPI, etc) have a Female Tuner class?
Sure! They should realize that the female market is rising rapidly in the import scene.
Any final thoughts, comments, or thanks?

I’d like to thank the readers for their time and consideration, as well as Hyundai Aftermarket.org…the best Hyundai site out there. This is a fine opportunity. Drive Safe!