When I picked up my 147 from Ryauto in Knowle, I was clearly advised to take it easy for the first 5000 miles (yes, five thousand!), to check the oil level weekly, to use semi-synthetic oil and to expect some oil consumption especially in those first 5000 miles. Can't say I wasn't warned about this! I have had to put about half a litre in over the first 2000 miles.
Incidentally, what oil are people using? I have Quantum semi-synthetic left over from my old Golf's last service, you can get this cheaply from VW specialists.
Finally, I wonder if an extra oil change is worthwhile before the first 12000 mile service. It seems an awfully long way to go on the first oil which looks quite black already.
"Diesel - Green Fuel of the Future" - Lucas Diesel Systems slogan circa 1992