Hey man, someone stole your battree.

Discussion in 'General' started by Dave K, Nov 14, 2017 at 9:44 AM.

  1. BigBird

    BigBird blah

    Uhh...It's a Mazda. It only deserves the best.
     
  2. Focker

    Focker Well-Known Member

  3. wrx_02

    wrx_02 Well-Known Member

    Costco Brand is Interstate.
    Always upgrade in size when possible.
    They didn't have my Tacoma battery, it's ridiculous in size for that small of a truck but they carry just about everything.
     
  4. Sabre699

    Sabre699 One can short of a sixxer.

    Use the same brand you put in your yeller ferrari.
     
  5. dtalbott

    dtalbott Driving somewhere, hauling something.

    He needs that wind-up handle on the front.
     
  6. wrx_02

    wrx_02 Well-Known Member

    Now they are built in Mexico and I have heard quality suffered a bit.
    The last Optima I bought lasted 8 years, before the manufacturing move.
     
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  7. BigBird

    BigBird blah

    just did some googling and yeah, that seems to be what happened. over the last few years, they are no longer good for more than a couple years
     
  8. Mot Okstef

    Mot Okstef Well-Known Member

    Yeah, soccer mom duty. :D
     
  9. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Gone in another 3-4 years duty too.
     
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  10. Metalhead

    Metalhead Dork

    "HALF! I want half yo shit!"
     
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  11. cha0s#242

    cha0s#242 Mind : The Perpetual Intercourse

    What have you done for me lately, Eddie ?
     
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  12. 88/532

    88/532 Simply Antagonistical

    Yep. Johnson Controls makes them, and they are good batteries. Now, if you’re building a show car and want cool, or need killer cranking amps for a high compression engine buy an Optima.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2017 at 1:50 PM
  13. BigBird

    BigBird blah

    This pretty much summed it up for me now. Sucks to see Optima go down the tubes. Obviously from the internet, so it's true.
    "I work for Johnson Controls, so I can buy Optima batteries at cost. At the price I pay for them, they are worth it. Otherwise, I wouldn't buy them, I don't think they are anything special"
     
  14. wrx_02

    wrx_02 Well-Known Member

    ^^^^ Bingo, their warranty has been reduced also.
    I heard that Shorai is hoping to have car batteries out in the near future.
     
  15. I’ll never buy an optima again. I went through 2 in the jeep in 10k.
     
  16. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    Whatever they sell at Advance Auto. The batteries have served me well and the parts monkeys have been great about replacement if they do crap out early.
     
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  17. BigBird

    BigBird blah

    But seriously, why are we talking batteries. Just replace the entire car. They come with new batteries :)
     
  18. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Well-Known Member

  19. BigBird

    BigBird blah

    I agree. He should get a minivan! Honda Odyssey is a great vehicle.
     
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  20. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Well-Known Member

    Had to edit cuz ˆ :D
     

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