2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
I have owned Subaru's since the early 1980's. My basis for choosing a 2013 CrossTrek was its size, my previous history, and the better gas mileage. Initially I was very pleased after coming from a 2005 Legacy. However, at 7500 miles I noticed that I was 1.5 quarts low on oil. I was told that this is normal and I would have to "top off" the oil between changes. I also have been quoted $75.00 for 7,500 mile oil changes from 2 different dealers. I am very disappointed with Subaru. I will not change my oil through the dealer, and I would not recommend this model due to what may be excessive service costs.
Size, Fuel Economy
Change recommended oil to Synthetic 5W-20 ( I will switch after warranty period), and control servicing costs. I would also recommend more soundproofing as it is very noisy at highway speeds.
Why would you change the viscosity of the oil to try to save money?
How does destroying an engine and/or reducing MPG save money in the long run?
How does switching from one full synthetic to another full synthetic affect the operating costs?
Oil viscosity is a non-issue compared to brakes, tires, and all the other aspects of car maintenance.
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