Good point.Good food for thought. Just wish he would have gotten a bit deeper into the 2AZ-FE poor ring/oil port design. That said, I've been using synthetic oils for 25 years and changing the oil every 8-10 thousand miles on every car I own. The only car that ever gave me high oil consumption was my 06 RAV4 with the 2AZ-FE engine but most of us know the story behind that engine. Based on what he was saying I "got away with it" because we don't make many short trips and we don't often get stuck in traffic.