After reading many positive posts about the Fram Ultra, I got one for my Saab 9-3. I couldn't open the box in the store to check the filter since they are taped. If I had seen this, I would not have bought the filter. The pleats are very uneven - not impressed with the build quality of this ten dollar filter. The thing is already tiny and about 1/4 of the pleats are completely squished together. I'm not sure if it really matters much, but it does not inspire any confidence. Is this safe to use for a 7500 - 10,000 mile OCI? Is BITOG giving me filter OCD again?