27th Jan 2019, 22:48

Oil consumption can be prevented in many modern cars by breaking in the vehicle correctly. For the first thousand or so miles, don't keep the engine at the same RPM for a long time, vary the engine speed to the rings wear properly.

10th Feb 2019, 06:09

Sorry, I haven't checked up on the comments for a while. Yes, it's front wheel drive. I've had a couple VW Jettas in the past, and an Audi A4, so I've learned the oil lesson.