Just gonna combine all the points here..
Basically its safe to change the oil early into ownership of the car, probably after the first 1000-1500 miles or so, even though new engines can take a good thrashing better to make sure there are no contaminants or small particles that can harm the Engine/Turbo or anything else..
The long service intervals aren't for fleet users IMO - mainly for the fact fleet cars will do a higher mileage a year (possibly upwards of 20k) and as the service book stipulates its around every 12,500 OR 1 yr **whichever comes first** so your average fleet company could end up servicing their cars 2 times in a year just to keep everything smooth.
The idea it appeals to them because of long intervals + is pure marketing in a non starter for me, surely they'd go for - high mpg, free/low tax etc etc - also keeps costs down as they're likely to insure a large amount of vehicles. As lease in such high quantities (which are renewed every 2-3 years) they won't be worried about servicing etc
Take Enterprise for examples, had a Seat from them for 3 days which was 7k overdue for a service...
But for me I'll be taking mine in after around 1000 to get the oils changed and anything that I'm unhappy with sorted.. Turbo on my current car blew around 4k after I got it (at 85k) and its my first new car so needless to say I'm gonna treat her right
I bet u in 2 or 3 years time u buy anther new car,every time i say to my self I'm going to keep this car I go to fords just to have a look and end up buying a new one lol so will u.
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