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Old 10-01-2019, 03:44 AM   #29
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So far my oem original battery is 6.5 years old and has only done 25000km.
When it eventually fails , i will see if a 650cca one will fit.
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Old 10-01-2019, 06:35 AM   #30
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Still on the original one. Deciding what type of lightweight one I want to get.
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:33 AM   #31
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Mine lasted 6.5 years and 62000 miles.
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I changed mine out at 112k miles and 4 years. Only drive it on weekends and take it one long trips.

For some reason my batteries always start to have problems at around years 4 and 5.

I looked at the duralast gold and platinum at autozone and the Duracell platinum at samsclub. I ended up getting the gold AutoCraft advancedautoparts battery because of price. 25% coupon on website, stacked with 5% cashback at Rakuten and 5% from using PayPal payment with discover card. Ordered for local pickup. Ended up being about $116 plus tax.
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Old 10-28-2019, 11:23 PM   #33
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My stock battery almost 7 years old, just died 2 weeks ago, failed to hold charge after a few days. Gotta be happy with that.
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Old 10-29-2019, 07:57 AM   #34
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My 2017 battery died last month. Every new car I buy batteries last at most 2 years max. I attribute this to I always buy at the end of the model year. I know at least once that car was sitting on the lot with a dead battery. They get replaced with Red Tops that last a lot longer. I am on my 2nd red top in my 05 Colorado. Usually last 7 years or so. I always check the manufacture date and voltage prior to purchasing.
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Old 10-29-2019, 09:46 AM   #35
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OEM battery lasted me 4 years. Then I purchased a reconditioned battery, lasted me 3 years.
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