I have a 2003 Opel Meriva which I run on 50% gas / 50% E85. According to my own experience and Meriva forums, this is about as much ethanol as the engine can take without tripping the engine electronics warning light. I've made at least 20,000 km on this kind of fuel, out of 200,000 km of total mileage.
Now, I have noticed that ever since I started using E85, oil consumption has increased. The car burns about 1L/2500 km now, which is not terrible, but not great either. Unfortunately, I didn't happen to note how much oil I was using before, but I believe I have to top up twice as much now as I used to do.
I wonder if the increase in oil consumption is due to E85, and is the effect permanent. I know I can just top up the oil and switch to pure gasoline for some time, but I wonder if someone already has an experience to share.