This sounds like BS to me. There has to be another reasonI got a call from Subaru of North America today informing me that I down shift too much and no repairs will be made regarding the oil consumption issue. 8,500 miles and I've taken my sport wagon in 5 times for oil consumption. The car is burning 8.5 ounces every 1200 miles and 10 ounces is the threshold for Subaru to make repairs.
This is extremely disappointing for a first time Subaru owner.