A thread over in IMHO got me to thinking. I’ve never taken a long 2000 mile road trip in a modern car. My car in college needed a quart about every 1200 miles. I drove out to California a couple summers and to the East coast another summer. We always traveled with a few cans of oil in the trunk. That car wasn’t worn out. It was a 78 Ford Granada and I was taking those cross country trips in 83 and 84. Since then I’ve taken shorter trips. Maybe 500 miles at a time and haven’t noticed the oil levels dropping.
What about new Cars? Say I had a 2011 with 30k miles on it. Would it be normal to add a quart of oil on a 1500 mile trip?
I’m not sure what oil consumption to expect with a modern car.