Originally Posted by Rakin
having paid $31,000 for a car and having to drive around with a quart of oil in the trunk like I did when I drove a $300 beater with 225k on the meter.
This would piss me off as well and I wouldn't purchase a new car if I knew it burned any significant amount of oil between required OCI's. I don't consider 1 quart to be acceptable in 3k miles let alone 1k. My 08 isn't using oil and it's stage 2 and driven aggressively.
When I had a 95 Saturn SL2 with 180k miles on it, it used a quart every 1200-1500 and I found that acceptable and kept oil in the trunk.