I just changed the oil out in my 96 Accord today with AAP Synthetic 5W30 and a Purolator Classic filter. I have to say, I was surprised at how light colored this oil was coming out of the bottle. Almost a light yellow or tan. Dare I say, borderline "clear". This is going to be my winter fill. I never put more then 5K miles on it within 6 months. So I intend for this fill to take me into April 1st. The last OCI was in there since March. Only put 3K miles on the car in that time. I'm sure it still had some life left, but why chance it. Next weekend the Mazda 3 is getting AAP 5W20 Synthetic for its winter run as well. I got it on sale for $3.99/Q last month. Its now back up to $5.49/Q at my local AAP. I'm sure that this oil will be trouble free for the duration of winter.