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what do you guys think is the best battery for less than 100 dollars and no im not gonna blow 200 on an optima
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I never had a problem with Duralast stuff but I just spent the $170 for an optima. Check into Diehard as well.
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go to walmart and get one the yellow battery's, me and my dad have had great luck with em.

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ive never had a problem with jsut a cheap napa brand
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Motorcraft has served me well
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Kirkland signiture FTW (Costco brand). Cheap and they have a 100 month warentee on them.
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IMO anything made by johnson controls is good.

motorcraft battery's are made by johnson controls, my original battery was 10 years old when started to get weak.
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Duralast yellow top
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Motorcraft has served me well
My Motorcraft was just starting to give me problems every now and then after 5 years of service.
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My Motorcraft was just starting to give me problems every now and then after 5 years of service.
A bud that works for interstate battery told me that the new car batterys are only supposed to last 2 1/2-3yrs before they get weak. So if you got 5 yrs(Im still on the original factory battery as well) then you got your $$$ worth. Mine stays plugged up to a automatic battery tender now cause I only drive it on the weekends.
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I've got the duralast gold.. yellow top.. I freakin love it!
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Motorcraft or Sear's Diehard
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I have the Duralast as well, works great for me!
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I just bought a Duralast. 1000CCA woohoo!


34 tld or sometihng, its was $92 with tax

Its a smidge taller and about an inch longer than the stock battery. I had to cut the side of my battery tray to get it to fit. But it fits!
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I have an Optima but those are more than 100 bucks. Remember you get what you pay for. My Motorcrap battery lasted alittle over a year.
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I wanted an optima, but could get past spending the money for it! The duralast has more CCA and CA than the optima too... Plus I can take it back to autozone when it goes out and get a new one!
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umm....i bought my two optimas used. $25 for the newer style one(was three months old when i bought it). And $20 for the older style(about a year old when i bought it). Craigslist baby!
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we carry the optimas at my job, i get them for 134.95 cost, so i got one in my truck now and putting a second one in in about a week.
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i've been using the wally-world batteries for many years. they're made by the same company (johnson) that makes duralast and for many other companies.

i got the yellow MAXX, biggest physical sized battery they had (900+ CCA's too) that would fit under the hood. about half again as many CCA's as the little motorcraft battery that came on it.

i wanted to try an optima, but i couldn't justify $200 for a battery with no more warranty than that. i could buy 3 yellow wal mart batteries for that.
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yes, as others have said get a battery made by johnson controls. here are the brand names

http://www.autobatteries.com/brands/index.asp

they are all the same exact battery so go and do the pricing. you'll probably find that autozone or walmart are the cheapest. and check also for the warranty details, they might differ slightly. the advantage going to walmart or autozone is that you can get them replaced if necessary at any of their stores nationwide.

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well i went to advance auto parts last night and bought a autocraft platinum for about 85 bucks and i came with 36 month free replacement and 84 month prorated replacment
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Duralast for cheap.
Optima if you got money to spend... Optima will never EVER die and you can run this **** all night and all day.
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I got a Diehard in my Ranger. I've had it for just under a year, and it's still at full charge. I think it was like $80 some dollars.
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well i went to advance auto parts last night and bought a autocraft platinum for about 85 bucks and i came with 36 month free replacement and 84 month prorated replacment
autocraft=johnson controls .. you won't be sorry.. and replacement warranty for 3 years .. sounds like a good deal.
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Duralast for cheap.
Optima if you got money to spend... Optima will never EVER die and you can run this **** all night and all day.
false. there have been a lot of people with problematic Optima's...
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