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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
Mar 06, 2013 (6:39 pm)
"Synthetic oils are superior" - wow - this is the same blanket statement that the oil guys had to scrap in an ad campaign during the early 2000s because legal and compliance killed it because it wasn't scientific proof. (How do I know this, well the wife worked on Castros campaign)
Most normal drivers will never get the benefit of synthetic - track guys, like flight would .- and cars that mandate it for warranty I wouldn't mess with a switch.
I like synthetics because the longer change periods - so does bmw look at all the free maintence they are giving away- once every 10-12k on each car-
Drive like you Like
#15745 of 16984 Re: Oil [sweendogy]
Mar 06, 2013 (6:53 pm)
Synthetic are superior on paper, BUT, that one problem is really a giant one, potentially, as it conflicts with the #1 goal of oil, which is to keep the machine from self-destructing. And Americans are unfortunately not the brightest motorists when it comes to maintaining their vehicles. Some of us are, but a whole lot do do things like let their car go a year between changes.
Most people could run normal cheaper oils and see no difference, though. You're absolutely right on that.
Mar 06, 2013 (7:06 pm)
So the real advantage of synthetics is to help laziness- got it
#15747 of 16984 Re: Oil [sweendogy]
Mar 07, 2013 (11:53 pm)
And of course, the oil companies pockets.
Just, don't be *too* lazy about oil changes since synthetic does still need to be changed.
Mar 08, 2013 (2:05 pm)
The additives are different from brand to brand and dino vs. synthetic
I use dino oil in my Volvo and BMW, and synthetic (with high ZDDP) in my Porsche.
#15749 of 16984 Interesting article also the NY Auto Show
Mar 14, 2013 (5:07 pm)
It was a short info article really about the expanded 3 seriehttp://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/driveon/2013/03/14/bmw-3-series-di- esel-new-york-auto-show/1988237/s line up that is coming read it article
I will not be making it to the NY Auto, I'm dealing with some family issues right now. So anyone going, I would love to hear about the new Wagon and the GT...
#15750 of 16984 Under 30 and got a car recently?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 15, 2013 (12:55 pm)
A reporter would like to talk to someone under the age of 30 who bought a car within the last few months. Please reach out to predmunds.com by Wednesday, March 20, 2013 if you'd like to help.
#15751 of 16984 Re: Under 30 and got a car recently? [steve_]
Mar 15, 2013 (2:29 pm)
Wrong forum Steve most of the dudes on this forum are 40+ Haven't driven a manual year
#15752 of 16984 Re: Under 30 and got a car recently? [sweendogy]
Mar 15, 2013 (8:42 pm)
Haven't driven a manual year
I'm sure that was supposed to mean something sensible.
#15753 of 16984 Re: Under 30 and got a car recently? [tlong]
Mar 16, 2013 (5:11 am)
A manual in years - p