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Old 01-21-2015, 02:22 PM   #15
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OEM is the way to go and apparently the dealer sells them at a price lower than aftermarket brands which is shocking. My 2010 Tiguan is using the original oem battery and hasn't skipped a beat...was actually tested about a month ago and is perfectly fine
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:35 PM   #16
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I just ordered one of these for my R. Seems like a good price for a Deka.

http://www.remybattery.com/mobile/In...ry--P4550.aspx


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Old 01-21-2015, 11:37 PM   #17
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OP, don't expect the longevity some of these posters are claiming....you live in Maryland, where the balls hot weather ruins the battery and the balls cold weather reveals the weakness. Just get one with a good warranty. Honestly, in Maryland if you get three or four years out of a battery you're doing good, and most batteries roll at least a 36 mo. warranty.
Bullshit. See my post above for my OEM battery experience. I'm in the Chicago area, where we see 100 degree summers and 10 below winters. My 4 year old OEM battery was just tested last month and it was fine.

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Old 01-21-2015, 11:46 PM   #18
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Old technology. Honestly, the new AGM batteries are the way to go. Especially with all the electronics and heavy loads in these cars. Sears will have to special order it, my local store tried to pull a fast one and give me a cheaper battery. NAPA also carries an AGM version, and they will match the website price.
Edit- that Deka is pretty sweet but is it a different size?
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:48 PM   #19
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OEM. They come with a 6 year warranty. No way you'd need anything more unless you have like $10k in stereo equipment or something.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:56 PM   #20
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Edit- that Deka is pretty sweet but is it a different size?
Maybe? It looks slightly bigger in the pic, but still seems to fit in the box with the factory jacket. I guess we'll see.

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Bullshit. See my post above for my OEM battery experience. I'm in the Chicago area, where we see 100 degree summers and 10 below winters. My 4 year old OEM battery was just tested last month and it was fine.




K bra. OP your battery will last 4 plus years then., no worries.. FAP battery uber alles.


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Old 01-22-2015, 08:44 AM   #22
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My car is a 2013, and mine is already toast. I don't have any stereo mods either. Barely starts under 20F. I've got the RFD, though, so it is a harder than usual task in all honesty.

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Old 01-22-2015, 11:16 PM   #23
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This^
Got mine since 09 and no issues.


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OEM. Still have the original battery in my car with a build date of Oct 2010.
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FYI, back in the day (~10 years ago) the OEM batteries were interstate.

Also, believe it or not, THE DEALER had the best price i found. This was for my mk4 TDI
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This. Still on my original battery and my build date is 8/10.

I kept my Mk4 OEM battery for 7 years and it was still cranking fine when I replaced it, but I just thought it was time.

I've also had luck in the (distant) past with Diehard, too.
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OEM. They come with a 6 year warranty. No way you'd need anything more unless you have like $10k in stereo equipment or something.
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K bra. OP your battery will last 4 plus years then., no worries.. FAP battery uber alles.


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I'm not the only one who had/has good luck with oem, dude.
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Old 01-23-2015, 12:49 PM   #24
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My car is a 2010 and still on the original battery. If its really cold out (-20) it starts a little slow but its fine. I won't replace it until it fails. No point in spending money on something that is working just fine.
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Definitely not OEM or Optima.
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Definitely not OEM or Optima.
See above.
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OEM batteries are junk...if you got a good one you are lucky. Both my 09 and 10 needed replacement after 3 years.
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:05 PM   #28
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OEM batteries are junk...if you got a good one you are lucky. Both my 09 and 10 needed replacement after 3 years.
See MQ above.
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