: Ahh Man, I had to replace my battery today :(...

02-25-11, 08:35 PM
Well I went out to start my V and found the 5 year old factory battery wouldn't turn my starter (click click click)... so I rolled my car down the driveway and popped the clutch.

In any case, factory battery lasted 5 years, I hope this NEW $149 battery does as well.

Is that about right for an OEM battery?? My guess is that the car hasn't been driven a lot and it's just 'time'.

02-25-11, 08:55 PM
I think that is considerably longer than average. I think the OEM battery is a known poor performer. Many threads on the issue and suitable replacements.

02-27-11, 01:06 AM
Walmart - 79 bucks. Lifetime warranty.

02-27-11, 09:27 AM
Walmart - 79 bucks. Lifetime warranty.

Great deal, but I'd pay the extra $70 just to stay out of a WalMart! LOL

02-27-11, 11:47 AM
I always wondered how long they last...I'm about due here soon. Probably should be more proactive before it leaves me somewhere.

03-07-11, 05:40 AM
Mine lasted about 3 years, average for texas heat in the summer. I was under warranty and dealer replaced it.

03-07-11, 06:29 AM
I believe my original battery lasted until about 100k. It didn't really fail but it was weak and as I expected did not pass a load test. I had it replaced under LCPO. Well one dealer denied it and the other replaced it willingly...