Not for nothing and not that anyone really cares...but... Last night I had an experience that reminded me why I am a faithful, loyal BMW driver/owner. Setting the scene...I'm on the NJ Turnpike around 6:00 PM after a longer than usual workday. Traffic seemed to have subsided as the rush-hour slowly winded down. I'm around Exit 6, the one someone would take for a direct route to the PA turnpike. I happen to hit a rare stretch where I'm the only one on the road...nobody in front for miles, no one in back for miles. Soooo...BAM - I hit the gas...70 MPH...80...90...95...100...all of a sudden I'm up to 110 miles an hour and I don't even realize it. Car is floating along at 110, smooth as newly-Zambonied ice, no shakes, engine purrs along, and it hits me: I'm doing a smooth 110 in an almost-10-y/o car with @150,000 miles on the odometer...and I can't stop smiling! PURE JOY!!! Feeling passes, I drop it back down to 70 before the "stateys" pick me up and shut me down. Those of you who are familiar with driving in Joisey know what I mean! Life is good in my BMW. Just my .02 cents, for what that's worth.