$600 for an Oil and filter service is the reason.
Admittedly I did do the service myself but still costs $220 dollars in parts.
It took longer to get the top and bottom engine covers off the car than change the oil.
Modern Synthetic oils are designed to do the mileage the same as the engines are designed to do 1000,000 kms before a rebuild.
If I do lots of short trips then the service will be as normal at 10,000 miles but I do a lot of runs from Wellington to the Coromandle so the engine is upto temperature for a long time which reduces wear.
But I do remember the days when My old Mk1 Escort needed a service every 5,000 miles and the engine was knackered at 75,000 miles, but that car was built in the 70s
Welcome to 21st century German Engineering.