A few days ago, my friend finally brought his car to campus. He drives a 2007 VW GTI 6MT. After reading about all of the oil issues with this engine, out of curiosity, I decided to check the oil on his car. To provide some background, the car received an oil change at the 5,000 and 10,000 mile marks. Both oil changes were done with Castrol Syntec 5w-40 at the dealer. The car has nearly 19,000 miles on it, so the current fill has about 9,000 miles. This fill will be changed in around 1000 miles when the car goes in for its 20,000 mile service. I checked the oil and found it to be at the minimum mark. The car has been sitting for two days, so the oil level is probably lower than it read. The oil condition was surprisingly good-- it was a medium brown color. I was expecting it to burnt (black) considering the amount of miles on this fill and how hard the car is driven. I'll probably top it off tomorrow with Mobil 1 0w-40. Questions: 1. What is the typical oil consumption for VW 2.0T FSI motors? 2. Does oil consumption get worse as the engine accumulates more miles? I heard that these engines have deposit issues. I wonder if oil consumption will slowly increase overtime as more deposits build up. 3. Is oil consumption less with certain 502.00 approved oils? Thanks!