I'm a newbie in Prescott, AZ, and I don't see many SSs. Every time I start mine, the starter has a 'winding down' noise after she starts. I'm not sure how to describe it, but it doesn't sound good. Almost sounds like a bad starter that never engaged. When I drove her home from Phoenix there was a very noticeable 'whine' at 80 + mph. I have noticed it a couple times since, but not nearly as loud. I have a 15 SL, full windshield, all recalls done, 3000 miles. It was 105 when I drove home from Phoenix. Prescott is in the 80's, so I thought maybe it's heat related. I have only see one other ss in Prescott, and haven't had a chance to talk to him (or any other owners personally).