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they are almost correct.
TB is scheduled to be replaced after 72 months or 90k miles, whichever occurs first.
Hence, timing belt should be replaced in a 6 year old car even if it has 10k miles...
Otherwise, the belt may crack and instead of spending 800 USD you are facing. more or less a new engine - read 1000 USD for labor only. Parts extra.
However, 800 is a little too much. 800 would cost for my Rondo, which is 2.7 V6. I4 should be 600 - no more.
I got replaced TB in my previous 2004 Elantra for 600 OTD last year.