I didnt notice this section, just jumped in and started asking question. Im actually new to all this forum stuff. The elantra is my first (self bought) car and Id like to keep it for a while so I thought joining a forum would be helpful. Im from upstate NY. Not many hyundai's around here and even fewer shops that fix them, I think the closest is about an hour/ hour and a half from me and thats greedy dealer scum, so its time to learn how to fix my own car. I havent put any mods in the thing. Its actually quick enough for me as is, the 5 speed really helps although better performance at higher speeds would be nice. It has a hard time passing at 60 mph unless I slam it into 4th which Id rather not do. What I really want to do is dress up the inside. Its very drab and boring. How many miles do most of you get out of these cars. IM at 73K right now, hoping she lasts till 100 or maybe even 200k that would be nice. Has anyone noticed the elantra looks like a cricket?