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I've been told my new car will need half a litre of oil every 500 miles - is this correct?

I bought a 2018 Citroen C3 Aircross 1.2 petrol in January 2019. I have now topped up the oil three times since January. A Citroen mechanic told me that I’ll need to top up 500cl every 500 miles. This seems excessive. Any idea?

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That is excessive. Something is wrong. The engine should not use a litre of oil every 1000 miles. Send a letter to the dealer principal of the dealership you bought the car from stating that you wish to reject the car because its oil consumption is excessive. State what dates and at what mileage you had to top it up. Send the letter by Post Office Special Deliver, keep a copy and staple the certificate of posting to the copy so it becomes a Matter of Record for the Courts.
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