Gimme Some Oil, Expensive Oil - 2009 Audi A4 Avant Long-Term Road Test

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2009 Audi A4 Avant: Gimme Some Oil, Expensive Oil

December 08, 2009

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Gassing up our long-term 2009 Audi A4 Avant this afternoon I decided to take a minute and check the oil. So a pushed a few buttons and sure enough the display on the screen told me the A4's 2.0-liter could use some oil. Nearly an entire quart.

Being at a Mobil station at the time I figured I'd save myself the run to the auto parts store and just buy a quart in the little mart. Which I did. I bought a quart of Mobil 1 5W-30, which is acceptable according to the A4's owner's manual. Then I poured 75% of it into the engine; until the computer told me enough was enough.

Cost? $7.99 plus tax.

That's right. $8.77 for one quart. Ouch.

By the way, the computer also told me the A4 isn't due for an oil service for 4,000 miles.

Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief @ 20,234 miles

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