So I just got a new (er) 2011 Kia Optima. It's a great car, but the dealership we got it from didn't have any service records on it (It has 9200 miles, how much can be done to it?). I have no idea when the last oil change was. The manual states that it should be done at 3000 miles, then again at 15000 miles.
So I pulled the dipstick out, and the oil is a really really really dark brown. Compare it below, the darker is my oil, and the lighter is my mom's 2008 Ford Fusion that had an oil change about 3 months ago.
Is that a sign that the oil hasn't been changed in this car's life? And if so, is that something to be very concerned about at 9350 miles? I don't want to deal with a bunch of crap (even under warranty) when the car is this old.