The previous owner replaced the clutch at around 100,000 miles.
Replaced the alternator at about 130,000 miles and again at 210000 miles.
Replaced wheel bearings and tie rod end at 200,000.
Put in a new Speedometer cable around at 200,000 after getting a speeding ticket.
My head gasket started to go around 235,000, as did my clutch.
Ball joint blew at 240,000.
This car may be shunned by other car owners because it is a Hyundai, but I would definitely buy another one in a heart beat. In fact, I am purchasing a 2001 Elantra GLS in the next few weeks.
This thing lasted me much longer than I would expected it too and loved it to death.
This car is seriously quick and kept up with my friends BMW 325is and Mazda MX6 without a problem.
I, being 18 years old, of course raced it a few times and have beat a 2003 Toyota Celica, 1991 Nissan Maxima, and hand fulls of Honda Civic's with out even trying.
I got rid of it at 240,000 because I did not have to money to fix the clutch, ball joint, and head gasket, but the motor was still pulling strong when I got rid of it.
I definitely recommend this car to anyone who wants a good, reliable car and awesome gas mileage.