I was SHOCKED that auto manufacturers (AM) consider the usage of 16 ounces of oil per 1500 miles to be acceptable consumption. To me, this is an excessive amount of oil usage for a 2011 auto. I'll be difficult to convince that this is NORMAL. Sounds like AM are trying to cover their ass "just in case" excessive oil usage happens. That way, they won't have to be responsible for fixing these "minor" oil usage situations providing all remedies have been tried to fix problem. To the white collar stiffs, yup, this is within normal parameters these days. It's time to put my rubber knee high boots on and wade thru this "BS oil policy" and press on, trying other things out. I'll try Mobile 1 synthetic oil as this is what the local Hyundai service manager recommended - then check oil after 500 miles. If this doesn't work, I'll try nonsynthetic.
Thanks for your reply KW.
Thanks again KW as I drive on down the road in a cloud of 5W-20 smoke. That about covers it - -