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How do you like Mobil1 Ad- Don't change your oil #4470373
07/25/17 08:09 PM
07/25/17 08:09 PM
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Posts: 68
Winnipeg,MB, Canada
asker123 Offline OP
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Winnipeg,MB, Canada


Honda Accord 2003 4 cyl
163k kms
mobil1 5w20, mobil1 M1-110 oil filter
OEM engine air filter
Honda brand ATF-dw1, Type 2 Coolant , Brake Oil
contemplating on mobil1 EP 0w20
Re: How do you like Mobil1 Ad- Don't change your oil [Re: asker123] #4470375
07/25/17 08:11 PM
07/25/17 08:11 PM
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Posts: 11,323
Santa Barbara, CA
bdcardinal Offline
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Santa Barbara, CA
Those of us that watch NASCAR have seen that commercial countless times. It was funny the first time...


2014 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack
1995 Ford Mustang GT

Ford/Mazda Parts Counter
NRA Benefactor Member
Opinions expressed are my own.
Re: How do you like Mobil1 Ad- Don't change your oil [Re: asker123] #4470384
07/25/17 08:24 PM
07/25/17 08:24 PM
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Posts: 1,968
IL
Vern_in_IL Offline
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IL
Mobil 1 "Thinks with their dipstick, Jimmy!"

Re: How do you like Mobil1 Ad- Don't change your oil [Re: asker123] #4470393
07/25/17 08:30 PM
07/25/17 08:30 PM
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toronto
PeterPolyol Offline
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toronto
Is it because Mobil is a sponsor on this site that they can get away with smooth moves like this?

Re: How do you like Mobil1 Ad- Don't change your oil [Re: asker123] #4470400
07/25/17 08:41 PM
07/25/17 08:41 PM
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Ohio
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Ohio
I won't buy Mobil 1 again after seeing this ad.


too many cars and oil combinations to list in 150 characters or less
Re: How do you like Mobil1 Ad- Don't change your oil [Re: asker123] #4470454
07/25/17 09:35 PM
07/25/17 09:35 PM
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Posts: 17,501
Clovis, CA
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Clovis, CA
They tell you to go one year by charging double for the oil.

Re: How do you like Mobil1 Ad- Don't change your oil [Re: Merkava_4] #4470470
07/25/17 09:58 PM
07/25/17 09:58 PM
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GA
DaleRider Offline
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GA
Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
They tell you to go one year by charging double for the oil.


Well, it is down to $39.97 at my local WM.

Re: How do you like Mobil1 Ad- Don't change your oil [Re: asker123] #4470477
07/25/17 10:10 PM
07/25/17 10:10 PM
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Dallas,Tx USA
aquariuscsm Offline
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Dallas,Tx USA
That commercial was nauseating.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: How do you like Mobil1 Ad- Don't change your oil [Re: asker123] #4470483
07/25/17 10:14 PM
07/25/17 10:14 PM
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Douglas County, Colorado
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Douglas County, Colorado
AP is just sitting on the shelf at the WalMart here. EP is $24+. Kind of hard to justify.

Re: How do you like Mobil1 Ad- Don't change your oil [Re: asker123] #4470497
07/25/17 10:39 PM
07/25/17 10:39 PM
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North Carolina
spasm3 Offline
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North Carolina
$39 and some change at my WM. The shelves are almost empty of M1. Looks like they are not going to reorder the regular M1 until the AP sells.


13 elantra 70k 5w30 QSUD
03 chevy avalanche79k synpwr 10w30
01 saturnsc1 185k synpwr rebuilt
17 mazda cx-5 5600 miles m1 0w30
Re: How do you like Mobil1 Ad- Don't change your oil [Re: PeterPolyol] #4470535
07/26/17 12:00 AM
07/26/17 12:00 AM
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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Garak Offline
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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: PeterPolyol
Is it because Mobil is a sponsor on this site that they can get away with smooth moves like this?

Yes. Mobil is the only oil company that runs questionable marketing campaigns. All the other companies, major, boutiques, and independents, are lily white.


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
Re: How do you like Mobil1 Ad- Don't change your oil [Re: asker123] #4470554
07/26/17 01:06 AM
07/26/17 01:06 AM
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Posts: 325
TX
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TX
"Are you changing your oil after 3000 miles?"
"Yes."
"If you used any API licensed oil on the shelf, you wouldn't have to!"


2001 Lexus ES300, 235k mi, German Castrol 0w-40, Fram TG8316
1985 BMW R80RT (1L)- M1 15w-50
1993 Volvo 945 Turbo- Rotella T5 10W-30 (CJ-4)
Re: How do you like Mobil1 Ad- Don't change your oil [Re: asker123] #4470558
07/26/17 01:38 AM
07/26/17 01:38 AM
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CA
igs Offline
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CA
Let's do the math. 20k is 4x a regular 5k OCI. One quart costs $12.46 which is 5x the cost of dino oil at $2.44. And most people drive well under 20k a year so you're getting 2x or 3x the life at 5x the cost.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mobil-1-Annual-Protection-5w-30/126368867

https://www.walmart.com/ip/SuperTech-5W30-Motor-Oil-1-Quart/16565378

Last edited by igs; 07/26/17 01:40 AM.

2018 Honda J35Y6 | Walmart SuperTech 20W50 Summer | Chevron Supreme 5W30 Winter | 6 Month OCI
Re: How do you like Mobil1 Ad- Don't change your oil [Re: asker123] #4470616
07/26/17 06:29 AM
07/26/17 06:29 AM
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texas
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texas
I think your last point is the most true.

This is from the federal highway association website.

Average Annual Miles per Driver by Age Group
Age............... Male...........Female
35-54............18,854........11,464
55-64............15,859......... 7,780
65+................10,304.........4,785
Average.........16,550.........10,142


Maybe an arguement for younger males as their target group.

Last edited by danez_yoda; 07/26/17 06:33 AM.
Re: How do you like Mobil1 Ad- Don't change your oil [Re: asker123] #4470622
07/26/17 06:45 AM
07/26/17 06:45 AM
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Posts: 9,801
Florida, Cape Coral
Eddie Offline
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Florida, Cape Coral
Many years ago MOBIL 1 had a "one year 25,000 mile" oil change advertisement.


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
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