Hi all, I did some searching on this topic, but I would like to ask about my particular situation. I have a 2003 Honda Pilot with the 3.5L V6, and it mainly gets driven very short distances daily--1-2 miles. Once a week or so it goes longer, and occasionly long-distance. This is year round--I'm in South Dakota, and the winters can get very cold. I've had it for almost eight months and have put 3000 miles on it so far on the original oil, and it is time for a change. I will double that mileage here shortly with a trip to PA in a few weeks. My previous vehicle was a 99 VW Passat with the 1.8T, and I used Delvac1, which seemed the best for my situaiton. I generally change the oil and filter twice a year. Now however, given Honda's 5w20 spec, I need to find a new oil, and I would like to stick with syn. Some of the advice I read/heard recommended diesel spec oil for the additives to better handle the consequences of short driving distances. So far, I'm thinking about the Amsoil 5w30 HDD, or going with M1 0w20 or 30, or 5w30. Any thoughts/suggestions? Sorry for the long post--Thanks!