Originally Posted by jr0bb5
Thanks 79 for that link... and all others that you have posted.
It seems that most people are in agreement that its absolutely unacceptable that any new car/engine consume oil after break-in unless there is a problem. Subaru's 1 quart per 1200 mile allowance is a complete cop out and and let's them get away from taking responsibility for fixing their engines that do happen to burn oil.
This whole situation is BS and one of the biggest reasons why I'm am done with Subaru after I am able to get rid of my car.
1qt per 1200 miles is a widely used threshold for oil consumption for many manufacturers. Nonetheless it is discouraging to have any level of consumption and I would be pissed if I was anywhere close to that (I consume about 1/2-3/4 qt per 5k miles).
I wonder if there was some sort of petition/registry that listed all the owners and their level of consumption that could be presented to SOA, would that have any leverage for addressing the issue? Just a thought.