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View Poll Results: Which battery?
DieHard (Sears) 0 0%
EverStart (Walmart) 2 7.14%
Interstate 3 10.71%
Optima 22 78.57%
Exide 0 0%
Other 1 3.57%
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:14 PM   #11
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I voted Optima due to the fact that I had one in my mustang for like 2 years then sold it to my dad for his Lemans. His lemans had a draw that we never fixed so he killed the battery about 10 times and charged it up. The point is it lasted its 7-8 years even with being drained and charged a bunch over its lifetime. In my daily drivers I use the yellowtop Everstart from Walmart. They have never let me down.
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I say go with the Walmart Battery. The Optima'* have a crappy warranty imo and are nearly twice as expensive. Walmarts are everywhere so you won't have a problem finding one if you need to. My wifes Maxx is 4yrs old now and not 1 problem.
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Ok, well I went with the EverStart MAXX. So far so good. The Delco (Delphi) battery went belly up I guess.

This one says Johnson Controls, and if they produce the lion share of the batteries out there, that can't be a bad thing.

This one is 780 CA, 650 CCA. not bad, better than the one that was in there anyways!

Its got the 3 year warranty, but they said they won't take it back unless its bad, I remember when they used to just take it back and give you a new one, but I guess they changed their policy to testing it. He said, "If you bring it back within the next 3 years, and its bad, we'll replace it, if its good, we'll tell you to have a nice day."

Anyways. I hope this works for a while, but it doesn't really matter to me anyways, even if it goes bad in more than 3 years, I have no problem buying ANOTHER $80 battery in that time. no biggie.

good to know all of your opinions anyways, because the sebring might be needing one someday soon. its not acting up yet, but who knows, neither was the avalanche, and then it just went click click click.

Thanks again guys!

Continue to vote if you wouldn't mind, always good to continue to pull in the info.
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John does that Battery have and " * " as the last numeral on the battery number?

Also this is a Battery made by Johnson Controls, you pretty much bought the equivalent of the Die Hard Gold..

I have 2 of the Maxx batteries.... I have 6 years on one of them, 4 years on the other... And 6 years on the one in the Mitsu

I have no complaints

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Quote:
Originally Posted by samueljackson
there are only 3 major battery manufacturers.

1 johnson controls, aka JCI
2 exide
3 interstate
You took the words right out of my mouth. 90% of the batteries are manufactured by JCI (my former employer).
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it seems as though a lot of things these days are ultimately all made by just a hand few of companies. that could be good or bad though...
 
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John does that Battery have and " * " as the last numeral on the battery number?

Also this is a Battery made by Johnson Controls, you pretty much bought the equivalent of the Die Hard Gold..

I have 2 of the Maxx batteries.... I have 6 years on one of them, 4 years on the other... And 6 years on the one in the Mitsu

I have no complaints
I could go and check if its important.

I know they're basically the same, so thats why I went for the Maxx.

I find it hilarious that we were just talking not too long ago about the battery in the truck. And if I remember correctly, you said "One day you'll try to start it, and you'll just hear click click click." lmao, what the hell don, you psychic or something?
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Optima hands down.

It'* not just about who makes them, but the battery DESIGN itself. Optima is superior in many ways. I've owned every battery in this poll, and the Optima wins by a wide margin. My red top is 4 years old and has suffered some serious abuse including MANY long-term periods of non-use, which is inherently bad for a battery. It'* starting to finally get weak, but won't quit on me at all. I'm tempted to replace it soon, but can't justify it just yet.

When it fails, it'll get another optima.
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John does that Battery have and " * " as the last numeral on the battery number?
Yes. I take it thats a good thing?
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That stands for " South "

These are supposed to be a little more rugged to deal with our 3/4 of a year of searing summer temps...lol... From what I understand they actually put out more juice then they are rated for...

Good Battery in my eyes...

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