I hate to see stories like this. I really want to buy American next time, but things like this are not encouraging! A 2009 truck with 52,000 miles should not use any oil. That says a lot for what GM thinks of their vehicles. It is just sad. Americans can do better than that! I have a Toyota with 268,000 miles on it, a Ford with 110,000, and a GM product with 48,000. When we drove to LOTO last month, towing a small boat for a 1400 mile trip (one way), what did we take? The Toyota (with 268K) -- I didn't want any problems along the way. I didn't even check the oil before we left -- it's never used a drop. Would the Ford have made the trip? Probably. Would the GM, maybe. But the safe bet was to take the Toyota. I know I need to replace it soon, and I want to go American made, but it's tough when I see stories like this and an American manufacturer acting like using a quart of oil in 3,000 miles is acceptable in a 2-3 year old truck with 52K. That truck should not have used a quart of oil in all of its 52,000 miles.
Carefree/Scottsdale, AZ and 8MM at LOTO