Well I'm a little disappointed my my 2011 Outback. I've now detected twice in oil changes that she is burning oil. This last time it looks like about a quart down (from oil being at the high tick mark, to the oil now being at the low tick mark on the dip stick) over the course of 6000 miles.
These 6000 miles included a 2200 mile round trip from Southern Maryland our to Kansas City Mo. and then Branson and back over the mountains of West Virginia and a lot of high speed (75) driving.
I've been changing the oil myself and have been noting the oil burn off. I've been putting in Dino Oil and am now switching to a Synthetic to see if that makes any difference.
My understand from searching the forums is that the manual states that up to a quart per 1000 miles is allowed under the warrenty.
I have the 3.6 engine.
I think this is really not very acceptable. Right now I have a 2003 Toyota Tunda with the 4.7 engine at 165K miles and it doesn't burn a lick of oil. Frankly, I expected better then this from Subaru.:28: