I am new to this forum, first post. I own two Hyundai Sonatas, 2005 and a 2009. My 2005 2.4 V6 has 84,000 miles on it and runs like a chanp--really like this car and it has cost me little in repairs and maintenance. Until today when I had to replace the timing belt at a cost of $600 bucks. So I am suddenly questioning my experience and loyalty to Hyundai. Is this belt replacement issue at every 60,000 miles just a way of keeping their dealers and service centers in business? you can buy tires all around that will outlast the belt for less money. Why doesn't Hyundai use a chain with a lifespan at least triple that of a belt? What's your experience and what do you think?