2009 Audi A4 Avant: Gimme Some Oil, Expensive Oil
December 08, 2009
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