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I went with my step-mom to have her Q7 checked out and she told them she got an indicator that she had to put in a quart of oil into the car after 6,000ish miles. The service rep said it's normal for Audi supercharged and turbocharged engines to burn oil. I talked to an Audi friend and he said he has heard that from everyone too, but that a quart sounded like a lot. Anyone else know about this? Is this something that Infiniti engines will do too since they are turbo now?

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Oops, that should not have been an apostrophe "s" on Audis on the title.

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Nothing about turbo engines implies oil consumption is normal.

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Here it goes. When I read your post that she went and got an Audi all I could do was Shake my head. It's NOT normal and that is a common dealership excuse. No matter what they tell you, you should NOT have to add oil in between oil changes.
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They already got sued over this and settled.

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Thank you for the info, @Truth . This is pretty incredible to me. I gave the benefit of the doubt when he said that because I've never owned a turbocharged or supercharged car and because I'm not going to call BS without having done some research, but I thought to myself, surely in 2016 engines burning oil is not normal. As I said, my friend who has owned several Audis and has other Audi/VW friends said "everyone I have talked to tells me this" regarding Audis, especially for turbocharged or supercharged engines.

Truly this blows me away if it's not an issue for other (Japanese) brands. My step-mom got the Audi because it is a really neat vehicle and a huge step up from the QX60 she was looking at for $10K more. If I had been her I would have made the same choice despite being an Infiniti fan. Once Infiniti's new line of QX's rolls out based on the QX Sport Inspiration with powerful engines that will be a different story.

After seeing how well Consumer Reports ranks Audi, that's just junk they'd give them #1 in reliability when their engines burn oil. I really thought maybe it was because Audi really tackled reliability.

One thing is for sure, I can live vicariously as an Audi owner through my step-mom. I'd say 80% of me wants a Q60 Red Sport as my next car while 20% would be interested in an 2017 (2018?) S5. It may be 99.99% to 0.01% soon enough. We'll see.

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Ask @SimpsonTide985 in a bit. He just got an S3.
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Hmm...

333 hp out of a supercharged 3.0.

The SQ5 has 354. I know, torque, weight and all. I just thought the S5 would have more hp.

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Hmm...

333 hp out of a supercharged 3.0.

The SQ5 has 354. I know, torque, weight and all. I just thought the S5 would have more hp.
Don't focus so much on just the hp numbers. Those numbers are mated specifically for the car that's utilizing them. There's so much more to a car's performance than just numbers on a spec sheet. My S3 only has 290hp, but it'll wipe the floor against any Q50 or Q50 Hybrid that's not a Red Sport (and even against that it'd be extremely close).

If you do look at those numbers from an S perspective, also remember that Audi needs to also reserve their RS-line models for the top of the line performance models, pretty much pushing the performance to the absolute limits that the vehicle can handle.

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Thank you for the info, @Truth . This is pretty incredible to me. I gave the benefit of the doubt when he said that because I've never owned a turbocharged or supercharged car and because I'm not going to call BS without having done some research, but I thought to myself, surely in 2016 engines burning oil is not normal. As I said, my friend who has owned several Audis and has other Audi/VW friends said "everyone I have talked to tells me this" regarding Audis, especially for turbocharged or supercharged engines.

Truly this blows me away if it's not an issue for other (Japanese) brands. My step-mom got the Audi because it is a really neat vehicle and a huge step up from the QX60 she was looking at for $10K more. If I had been her I would have made the same choice despite being an Infiniti fan. Once Infiniti's new line of QX's rolls out based on the QX Sport Inspiration with powerful engines that will be a different story.

After seeing how well Consumer Reports ranks Audi, that's just junk they'd give them #1 in reliability when their engines burn oil. I really thought maybe it was because Audi really tackled reliability.

One thing is for sure, I can live vicariously as an Audi owner through my step-mom. I'd say 80% of me wants a Q60 Red Sport as my next car while 20% would be interested in an 2017 (2018?) S5. It may be 99.99% to 0.01% soon enough. We'll see.
Oh I understand totally, the Q7 is a very nice SUV. Nicer than anything in Infiniti's line up IMO. The trade off is you'll get more issues than you would with a Japanese model and maintenance costs a little more. Even me, I'm about 99% Sure I'm going to get a C43 AMG next even though I hear about some issues with the current C450, I sat in the C450 the other day and the quality is on another level. So I understand.
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