*All things petroleum: First Oil Change
I just got my first oil change today @ 3000 miles. All the mechanics were over checking out the Terrain, it was really fun.
Has anyone noticed people walking all the way around your Terrain when parked at the store? It has happened many times to me.
Back to the oil change: I noticed the oil filter is actually on top (side) of the engine, not down below anymore. Very interesting.
I thought I might be getting the first oil change done a little too early, but they pulled the filter and it was really bad.
I paid extra and had the Synthetic Mobile 1 oil added in this time, s we'll see how it works out.
Just an update on my mileage: I have been doing all City driving, and I noticed that if I don't baby my Terrain like a little old lady, I'm barely stretching it to about 21-22 mpg. If I drive normal and leave the stop light along with all the other lead foot drivers, it goes down around 15 mpg. So it's all about babying your starts and stops. It takes a herculean effort to maintain a good city mpg. But compared to my Ford Escape, it's larger, bigger, and nicer and gives me about 5 to 10 mpg more than my Escape ever thought about giving me.
Also, to those that have family, friends or used to live here in Oregon, all I can report is that I love it here!