I'm in the market now for a 328, and have come across many, many cars. My spreadsheet count is 15 right now. Many are definitely in the same "class," and fit my fairly strict criteria for being cars that I could own. In many cases, the only visible difference in these cars in paper is their "geographic history," as I call it. In other words, where's it's been, where it came from, etc. Some cars I'm looking at lived their whole life in California. Others, Florida. Still others spent all their time in New York or in the Northeast in general. What is really the significance of a car's geographic history? The Northeast is associated with long winters and salt on the roads... And some potholes, but that can happen anywhere. All things being equal, should you go for the California car over the Northeast car? One thing I like about CA cars is their gestapo emissions forces owners to keep the engine running healthy (emissions wise, anyway), and they also report emissions test results on CARFAX. Any comments on the relevance of a geographic history, especially in relation to 328s?