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Old 11-10-2018, 11:55 AM
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Optima too much money--what are you guys using--must be Maintance Free--thx.
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I've stuck with AC Delco since buying the car new in 2004. I swap it out every 5 years with no problems.
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Either AC Delco or Interstate would be good choices.
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4 + years on Delco. Agree with previous post, will change at 5 years.
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I've stuck with AC Delco since buying the car new in 2004. I swap it out every 5 years with no problems.
I agree. That's what I put in my 04 C5.
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5 years on my Exide and its still going strong. I will get a new one next spring. Most brands are as good as the next.
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Anything the right size that says "AGM."
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Originally Posted by c4cruiser View Post
Either AC Delco or Interstate would be good choices.
+ 1 I bought the Interstate from Costco. About $80.00...
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Anything the right size that says "AGM."

I have the AutoCraft Platinum AGM Battery. It listed for around $179 less 30% off with their online coupon. Do a search for Advance Auto discount codes. To me it's worth spending a few dollars more on an AGM battery for peace of mind.

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In June of this year, bought a new Delco 78AGM for $156 shipped, RockAuto. They're currently listing for $160.
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lithium pros.... but you wont like the price....until you realize that they last much longer than lead acid...


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AC Delco would be a good choice.
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Just did mine, I didn't want to spend maximum bucks, but like the OP wanted a good and dependable unit. My trusted Mech of many many yrs got me a Delco, just like an original equipped.
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Walmart Everstart Maxx. Made by Johnson Controls. Excellent warranty and there is always a Walmart around if you need warranty exchange!
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I agree with V6turbo 87 on Walmart. The MAXX is hard to beat on price and warranty. Just make sure of the size.
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Anything the right size that says "AGM."
They won't leak like a regular lead acid battery might.
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If not an AGM, look at the A C Delco Professional Series.
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