Originally Posted by MMVEC
Not disagreeing with you. Until the factory actually does begin using full synthetic right out of the box, I say-and this is my opinion-continue using a petrol based oil (semi synthetic or not) for at least the first two changes. Then switch to full synthetic. If the car came with full synthetic from the factory, there would be no need to use petrol based oil at all.
VW starts right out if the box with full synthetics. And they recommend 10,000 intervals on the 2.5 Jetta and 7,500 on the 3.6 Routan. VW first oil changes on these two models are 10,000 and 7,500. That 1,000 mile break in is not needed unless you are super anal.
I'm sure the internals will not fail if you switch to full synthetics after first oil change at any milage. It will not hurt anything on our coyotes. But once you start synthetic. Try and stick with it.
My first oil changed was at 2500 miles and the oil came out a light brown color.