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|20th April 2008, 11:28||#91|
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My Santro's Exide lasted 4-5 years. It had power windows, a simple ICE setup (4 speakers+HU). Then I changed it to Tata Green. Working fine. But now, the car is sold!
|20th April 2008, 13:18||#94|
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Mt first Santro's battery lasted 4 years & was still working when I sold the car. The car just had an Alpine HU & two pair of speakers apart from the usual central locking, power windows etc.
Second Santro's battery also lasted 3.5 years & again when I sold the car it was working fine. Both these batteries were Exide.
My OHC's standard Exide was replaced early on due to electrical requirements & the larger Panasonic lasted about 2-odd years after which it gave up. Now have been on another Exide for the last 1.5 years & it seems to be doing fine.
|20th April 2008, 13:31||#96|
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Similar thread exists.
|20th April 2008, 14:15||#97|
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By any chance were these OE batteries Exide ? My personal observation is that it seems as though Exide batteries are built to last .. as long as the warranty is valid. Any day after that is a bonus .. and I have been a loyal Exide user for very very long. No more ..
|20th April 2008, 15:08||#98|
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The OEM Exide on my 2003 March Indica lasted for 39 months and 60000 km. I'm sure it would have lasted longer if I had fixed the faulty regulator issue that surfaced then earlier. The extra load on the battery has been remote locking and a music system.
|20th April 2008, 15:39||#99|
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I'm beginning to think I should change the question to: How long did your EXIDE OE battery last.
|20th April 2008, 15:56||#101|
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The OE Exide battery on my Santro lasted for 7 years! I have now sold the car to one of my friends and the car still runs on it. It has been 8 years till now!!! No Problems at all!
|20th April 2008, 17:21||#102|
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My EXIDE battery lasted me 13 months...It came with a 12 month warranty :Frustrai!!!
Still got no other options for the car...New one has 18 month warranty
On my DD no idea, battery lasted over 2 1/2 years, but just replaced it at my 50K service...No reason just wanted a new battery...Not sure about my other cars though
|20th April 2008, 18:19||#103|
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The exide is exide
Bye and wear your seat belts.
|20th April 2008, 18:59||#104|
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My experience with OEM Batteries:
1. Mercedes : 24 months before a replacement was required.
2. OHC Vtec : A little less than 4 years. Switched to Amaron.
3. Jeep : OEM Battery lasted 40 months.
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