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Some cars are designed for longer oil change intervals, it's as simple as that. They have larger oil capacity, a more durable filter and so you can go longer between changes. For instance, my friend's BMW 330i takes 7qt of oil and the recommended change is 10-15k, depending on how you drive, the ECU actually keeps track of how you drive and tells you when it's time for a change.
I drive one of those. The recommended oil change interval is indeed 10-15K. Synth oil just lasts longer. That said, it absolutely does not hurt to change more often, and many of us, myself included, do a break-in oil change after 1.5-4K miles, then change the oil about every 7500 miles.

The response on the VW forum was correct that it probably makes sense just to follow the recommended procedure, but incorrect that changing more often will actually wear the engine.
 
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