Never thought I'd drive a Hyundai. Wife bought new before we married. Been the most reliable car I've owned in 25 yrs, including Hondas, etc. Only major issue has been replacing the front wheel bearings 3 times (twice under warrenty). Has the usual list of TSB's issues on the transmission but it has not broken. Besides the hard shifting and occasional engine hesitations, been a great car.
Very reliable, few $$ to maintain, good on gas. Cheap to begin with (paid off years ago). I'd get one again for these reasons.
Better transmission (think newer models don't have issues). Fix hesitation issues (I've tried about everything). Get the dealer some training (ex. wanted to bang off the front rotors when the owner's manual says NOT to do or bearings will be damaged).