I bought this car brand new in 2002. I don't know what the other people are talking about but I believe they've had 1 recall since then. I never had any problems with this car until I moved to a place that had crazy humidity and drastic weather change. Then I had a few problems here or there due to the drastic change, but that's it. I would absolutely buy another Elantra in a heartbeat.
SMOOTH driving! Excellent Air conditioning. I love my sun roof and my spoiler.
Possibly making the paint more weather resistant for areas with bad humidity or extreme weather. :)