Okay, its a relationship issue about a car. Late model Subaru Foresters (among others of that ilk) have excessive oil consumption, even at low mileage. Expensive synthetic motor oil required. Frequent oil changes are recommended.
My problem is that my Girl Friend has blown her Forester’s engine at 36K miles. Car was low on oil. 7000 miles since the last oil change. “No warning light” !?
We have here, of course, another Lah Dee Dah female driver. And endearing trait. But I digress. More hospitably, there is the potential here for enforcing the Subaru Powertrain Warranty, in which case gf may become happier. Not necessarily happier with me. Just happier. A worthy goal.
The question is, what do I say, if anything, that does not make me just another patronizing, controlling, distrusting chauvinist jerk? O could ignore the entire question of how a low-mileage engine gets blown, But that does seem a bit obtuse and uncaring Maybe this is just an opportunity for her to appreciate car reality through the experience of grief. I will observe from a distance.