My car is a 2005 Saab 9-3 with a 16 valve turbo engine. When the car was new, turbos were not common but, increasing, they are finding their way into common cars.
I use Mobil 1 because it makes a difference! With the exception of twice when I did not do the oil change, I've had Mobil 1 in my car ever since it was new. I'm convinced it is an excellent motor oil to use whether you love your car or just want to forget about the car and drive.
I depend on a reliable car. There are times when it's vitally important that I go somewhere and no excuses are acceptable. Mobil 1 is part of my routine for a dependable car. With Mobil 1, I've never had an oil-related engine failure. That's not the case with other friends and family members' cars where one did experience such trouble. They didn't use Mobil 1.
Mobil 1 also allows the car to get better gas mileage. I've kept records of all my gas purchases since the car was new. My fuel economy is better with Mobil 1. It won't cut your fuel cost in half or even 3%, but it will reduce it a little, if my experience is a guide. That helps Planet Earth in a tiny way because that's less gas being burned up in the environment.
Since there are limitations to any personal anecdote or recommendation, I also depend on objective data. Mobil 1 is an excellent synthetic oil that meets many strict industry specifications, such as those issued by the American Petroleum Institute, Association des constructeurs Europeens d'Automobiles (ACEA), as well as those issued by car manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Saab, etc. These are not just paid endorsements but are oil specifications that a number of oils just fail to meet. Even for skeptics who disregard the sticker in Saab's engine compartment that recommends Mobil 1, Saab recommends an ACEA A3/B3 oil if you cannot find Mobil 1. Guess what? Many oils sold by other companies don't pass these standards. Naturally, cars and driving conditions are different so there are different Mobil 1 formulations to meet the specific needs of your car (such as Mobil 1 0W-40, Mobil 1™ Extended Performance 5W-30, Mobil 1™ Turbo Diesel Truck 5W-40, etc.)
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