Has anyone that owns an oil burner tried switching to non-synthetic oil?
It should probably be done by someone who is out of warranty, since Subaru could technically deny warranty work because they recommend synthetic oil in the owner's manual.
I'm with everyone else here though... I've owned a LOT of cars, and besides my old beaters from the '70s, not one of them has burned oil.
I'll be keeping a close on my new Impreza. I just got rid of a 2012 Focus, after owning it for a year, 'cause it was driving me nuts. I don't need the Impreza to do the same.