I am approaching 5000 miles on my '05 XRS and I was wondering, should i take it to the dealer and get the oil changed. they gave me a 'passport' and recommend using it to get more resale value later on....
if the oil change is free (or cheap) at the dealership, go for it. i have always thought that it doesnt matter where you get your oil changed, just as long as you get it changed when it is supposed to be.
I wouldn't. Jack it up so you can DIY if you don't mind an hour including the time it takes to go buy a good synthetic oil...
As long as you have any type of documented proof of the maintinace, all warrenties must be enforced. (That's why they put a log book at the end of your car manual. I would keep recipets of all work/parts ever done also)
One more thing, I would suggestion not only starting a good synthetic fluid, but on the car's THRID oil chang, take the spent motor oil somewhere for analisys. They can tell you about motor wear, and also how long of a time period you should change your oil at.
Fuck going to those lube places.. go to the dealer man.. I used to go to Mr Lube and after they screwed me around on my last oil change there, I decided to start going to the dealer. To my surprise the dealer is priced the same as Mr Lube, and its OEM parts of course.