The local KMart is closing and they're "clearing it out". I took a walk through the store and headed over to the automotive section (of course) and bought a couple of Purolator synthetic filters (they were 50% off)that fit the 'ol minivan. I'm not particularly concerned which type of filter I use anymore but was pretty sure this filter is no longer made (this is the filter with the wire-backed media...like a Fram Ultra/Napa Platinum). It looks to be a good quality filter...does Purolator still make it (can't EVER remember seeing it in the stores)? I'm thinking I won't have to be concerned with "media tears" considering it's construction.