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It costs about $30 for six quarts of bona fide synthetic oil at Walmart (Mobil 1 or Pennzoil Platinum.)

I paid $5.00 the other day for a Hyundai filter.

So go figure - A dealer who isn't shortchanging you lays out at least $35 right there.

Anything less and I would be suspicious - Actually - I would be suspicious of the dealer anyway - "Synthetic Blend" sounds like they are putting in the cheapest stuff money can buy which I'm quite certain everybody does.

Bottom line - do it yourself - You save money - you know what goes inside.

The Sonata oil change isn't some gut buster as many cars are - it is actually kind of fun for the mechanically inclined.

P.S., I am also very suspicious of "three tier" anything - Went to Cottman's transmission once - they offered me a "three tier" overhaul plan. This is a no-brainer - when you do something, do you offer yourself "three tiers" or do you simply do the job right?
 

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QUOTE (Tommer @ May 29 2010, 07:29 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=327722
I can guarantee that you wouldn't know the difference in your car whether you put in synthetic or plain stuff. It's just our tiny minds that THINK the car runs smoother, and gets better gas mileage. For winter driving, I like synthetics, no question. Worth the price? There's an old adage about something being born every second.....
Actually, dino oil has been creeping up in price - so if you shop around for the synthetics ( that is, go to Walmart), you won't pay that much more.

I have been using Mobil 1 since its inception around 1975 with no complaints whatsoever. As a matter of interest, it was first marketed in France with the advertising claim that it got you 5% better mileage. Mobil chose France because they required proof of such advertising claims. Since they proved it, or at least claimed they did, this was considered a good marketing ploy for the oil.
 
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