At least I hope not. I bought my wife an Elantra (she chose this vehicle) over the weekend after her old steed collapsed on the side of the freeway. Edmunds.com reports that they've cleaned up their act. A Toyota dealer I spoke to said that Hyundai was a much better competitor than it used to be. A Hyndai dealer I spoke to said that they still make that crappy car that gave them such a bad reputation, but that they now sell it under their Kia mark. The local paper reported that the Hyundai Santa Fe had a problem last year where the engines were freezing up on the freeway. The paper reported that Hyundai appears to have fixed the problem (no recurrences since they redesigned the engine), that they replace the engines in all of the Santa Fes that had had the old engine, and that, if a customer wasn't pleased by that, gave them a new Santa Fe. And the topper, what made me willing to consider the Hyundai despite their rep, what sealed the deal was the warranty: 5 years/60,000 mile bumper-to-bumper, 10 years/100,00 miles power train, and 5 years/unlimited mileage roadside service (from 3 gallons of gas, to changing a tire, to towing you to a dealer for warrantied service and putting you up in a hotel for 3 days). I figure that they'd quickly go broke if they were forced to provide warranty for more than a small fraction of their customers. So, any board members have experience, positive or negative, with Hyundai, say 2001 or later, when this "turning around" process began? Any strong opinions, positive or negative?