2014 Mazda 3 S Grand Touring Hatchback
Sorry for late response. I put roughly 100 miles on it daily (90% highway) and spirited driving on the weekends with my car group and my OCI is every 5,000 miles (since I drive it hard). Coming from a Subaru WRX, I used Motul 8100 X-Clean EFE 5w30 in it but that was a completely different platform and the FA20DIT wasn't recommended to use as many anti-friction additives like these SkyActiv engines are "recommended" to be used. I have easy access to Motul which is one of the main reasons, however Motul doesn't provide significant anti-friction additives like Mazda's (Idemintsu ZEPRO) High Moly Oil so wanted to see if anyone was running it and their experiences on this platform. Price isn't that significant for me, would rather use top tier oils (Group V) to insure my engine has more than enough protection when cruising with turbo charged cars in my group.What's your OCI, duration between fills, and are you relatively stock 2.0/2.5L?
Unless you're racing/forced induction/ or doing really long OCI, I don't think many regular folks can justify paying 4x the cost of 5L/1G or amazon/kirkland/pennzoil full synthetic $15 oil changes (for oil).