The wife and I (and the son, now) are going to be here in Germany for another three years; the base exchange has a small section that sells car-related stuff, but they only stock Fram filters. I can't get my hands on a 5.0 Motorcraft filter from the German auto parts stores, so I ordered 12 FL300 filters from Rock Auto on wholesaler closeout for $2.26/ea. But here's the kicker... Being that these were a wholesaler closeout, they seem to have sitting around for a while. Eight of them look like they may be older than the Cobra itself. I'm not really thinking it would be a bad idea to use them, but I'm just wanting a second opinion. What do y'all think? Still better than a Fram, right?