Your post made me think of how much my Honda consumes oil at 267,000 miles....about 4 quarts per 100 miles
I have to check the gas and add oil just to drive it
I'm sure my 2.6 Mercedes with a new head will be satisfactory to the Honda oil consumption!
But.....I have a beautiful new-looking Mercedes in the yard so when I come home I don't feel too bad....knowing that one day....I will be able to drive it, even if I have to gut the engine compartment and put a 1970 340 Dodge engine under the hood! Then I'll call it a 340E!