Someone requested an update so here's a quick ramble.
At 22,500 miles, the car is still as solid as a rock. The most fun I have is dropping into 4th gear while cruising on the highway to quickly get around people, this thing has a surprising amount of torque when doing 60, I love it. Still nothing like the V6, but very good considering I'm getting double the gas milage.
I've noticed a slightly rough idle recently, so I'm going to have @SonicNutrition
check it out with me soon. Nothing bad, but I notice absolutely everything with my cars and like knowing what's going on.
I unfortunately hit some terrible potholes during the winter, one really bad on in particular one night when it was raining and I couldn't see anything
Roads are ridiculous to drive on after that winter we had. I think I may have damaged/loosened a control arm or something because I notice a very slight increase in rough ride coming from the front passenger side wheel. I'll check it out when I have time.
I've got a few chips in the hood, on the bumper, and even a couple on the roof
- This paint is rather thin and it would have been wise to get the paint protectant. *Sigh* but nothing a little touchup paint can't fix
But enough complaining about the minor bad things. This car is phenomenal, and I turn heads everywhere I go. I constantly have people asking me about the car, how do I like it, etc. When it's clean, it's blinding and I love it. The leather is still pristine, the interior still (relatively) flawless, accidents happen but nothing bad so far *knocks on wood* and overall I still wouldn't trade this car for anything.
With the summer tires back on and the cold starts gone, I'm up around 35.5mpgs again with 80% city driving - can't beat that. I'm still strictly using Shell gasoline, and as of February I started my 6 month cleanses. Every 6 months, I run a full tank of Shell V-Power to clean everything out. Next time I'll do it is end of July/August.
So that's my rant, take it or leave it. I'll be adding it to the OP of this thread