Okay, Now I have little problem with American cars...but budding issues with the quality/durability nearsightedness of the Big 3's white collar exec's. Not to create spin but here is a new theory. Obviously BMW, Mercedes,VW and other German vehicles are excellent and are continuously being engineered with "green" thinking in mind. Here is my dilemna it boils to: In North America Group III Petroleum base stock production is slated to further intensify. In Europe PAO production is slated to intensify over Group III. What I am saying is that through castrol NAD decision has the American consumer been effectively dumbed down. Do they Europeans understand something that we do not? I think America has been Fleeced by the NAD decision...to the consumers & environments weakness.