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Oil: brand loyal or sale loyal? #4567417
11/08/17 06:58 AM
11/08/17 06:58 AM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline OP
ZZman  Offline OP
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Michigan
Do you tend to stick with certain brands only or buy whatever has a good sale price?

I stick with brands in this order:
Pennzoil Platinum
Mobil 1
Castrol Edge (occasionally)


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40
Re: Oil: brand loyal or sale loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4567427
11/08/17 07:09 AM
11/08/17 07:09 AM
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NY
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Currently loyal to Pennzoil Ultra, operative word, currently. If they mess with the product, or I lose patience timing my purchases from WMT, [them having it in stock is hit or miss], I'll move on.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Oil: brand loyal or sale loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4567433
11/08/17 07:17 AM
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Kendall, FL
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Kendall, FL
Like demarpaint, "currently"...

1. Valvoline Synthetic
2. Mobil1
3. Auto Zone end of year clearance blow-outs.

*if Havoline Synthetic were easier to find, it might replace one of the top three.

It all depends how steeply discounted another top brand becomes during a sale.


'18 KIA Sportage LX AWD 2.4L: MSS 10w30
'13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: EDGE 5w30
Re: Oil: brand loyal or sale loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4567437
11/08/17 07:31 AM
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I only use clearance sale oil, just can’t beat the price and the clearance oils work fine in my vehicles


06 Cadillac Escalade Ext
17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
05 Toyota Camry (daughter)
11 GMC Canyon off-road (daily)
Re: Oil: brand loyal or sale loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4567449
11/08/17 08:08 AM
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Florida, Cape Coral
Eddie Offline
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For this vehicle I am brand loyal to PP.


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: Oil: brand loyal or sale loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4567451
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The Old North State
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The Old North State
No brand loyalty. Currently mostly whatever 'majors' synthetic I can get on sale with or without rebate. Recently QSUD has been that oil. But M1, PP or PUP has been that oil in the past.

Re: Oil: brand loyal or sale loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4567463
11/08/17 08:30 AM
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Toronto Canada
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I am very loyal to the cheapest oil that meets required specs.

Re: Oil: brand loyal or sale loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4567471
11/08/17 08:39 AM
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Miami Beach
I am loyal to Mobil 1 and will not use anything else. I use Mobil 1 AFE 0W20.

Mobil 1 EP is next to impossible to find in my neck of the woods or I would use it every once in awhile.


2016 Chevrolet Tahoe LT
Mobil 1 0w20 AFE or EP
AC Delco Filters
Re: Oil: brand loyal or sale loyal? [Re: WobblyElvis] #4567473
11/08/17 08:41 AM
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I was/am sale loyal, but I'm starting to become brand loyal. I like dumping all my leftovers from 5 quart jugs into one jug for a future oil change. I sleep better at night if they're all the same brand. Right now, looks like Pennzoil is getting the most of my business. We'll see if I get my rebate... If not, I may be going to Valvoline. I like their $10 coupons that pop up regularly.

If their was no price difference and no sales, probably stick with Pennzoil. I guess their GTL marketing works on me.


'16 Frontier SV 4x4-PP/Nissan OEM
'08 CR-V EX AWD-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram TG
'01 Civic EX-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram UG
'00 Civic LX-PYB/Fram UG
Re: Oil: brand loyal or sale loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4567486
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Ontario, Canada
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Before I joined this forum, I was sale loyal.

After I join this forum, I deliberately wait for Pennzoil to go on sale and stock up. I'm wondering if this is as good as everyone else says.


2003 E46 M3 Convertible
2004 Odyssey EX-L
2004 Impreza TS Wagon
Re: Oil: brand loyal or sale loyal? [Re: newbe46] #4567494
11/08/17 09:20 AM
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Soviet State of Washington
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Originally Posted By: newbe46
Before I joined this forum, I was sale loyal.

After I join this forum, I deliberately wait for Pennzoil to go on sale and stock up. I'm wondering if this is as good as everyone else says.




Pennzoil is as good as the rest of the major brands.


2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
Mobil 1 M108A EP filter

Re: Oil: brand loyal or sale loyal? [Re: Eddie] #4567495
11/08/17 09:22 AM
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Soviet State of Washington
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Soviet State of Washington
Originally Posted By: Eddie
For this vehicle I am brand loyal to PP.



I am curious as to how you made this distinction? Formulation? Felt smoother?


2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
Mobil 1 M108A EP filter

Re: Oil: brand loyal or sale loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4567497
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Oklahoma
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Oklahoma
Brand....all things M1


01 Supercrew Lariat 4X4
06 Accord EX-L V6
14 CRV EX-L (RIP) 2018 CRV EX-L
Re: Oil: brand loyal or sale loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4567518
11/08/17 09:42 AM
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Regina, Saskatchewan
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Before I joined this forum, I was sale loyal.

Since I joined this forum, I remain sale loyal.


2015 Infiniti Q50
VAS 5W-30 + FRAM PH6607

2015 Nissan Murano
Mobil1 AFE 0W-20 + FRAM XG6607
Re: Oil: brand loyal or sale loyal? [Re: ZZman] #4567560
11/08/17 10:27 AM
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I try to be brand loyal to Valvoline full synthetic and only because it seems to run smoother than other oils I have tried?? The problem is I often get bitten by the sale bug and go for some other synthetic. Currently QSUD I purchased several quarts on sale.

My go to for years was Formula Shell full synthetic I was getting it at a great price but my source no longer carries it.

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