I was wondering if anyone knows which car makers are still using a special break in oil? I know VW still uses break in oil, and specifically tells people not to change the oil early. What about Honda? When we bought our 2000 Civic I did the first oil change well before 1000 miles had passed, and if I remember correctly I switched it to Mobil 1 at around 2000 miles. Car has almost 37k on it now and uses no more than 1/8 of a quart every 5000 miles, if even that much, so I'm assuming I did no harm by changing out the factory fill oil so early.