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Old 20th April 2008, 19:16   #106
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My cars battery is running fine & its been 30 months, I have ICE with amps & sub, twin horns, higher wattage bulbs. So far no issues but I am not sure how much long I will be lucky.

My father's Alto VXi's Battery lasted him exactly 5 years a few days, he didnt even switch off ac & ice(no amps\subs) while cranking & shutting the engine but the car is otherwise very well maintained.
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Old 20th April 2008, 19:46   #107
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My Lancer's OE Exide battery lasted 4.5 years w/o any issues ever :-) After that 1 cell out of 6 was gone (the battery had gone discharged as I was out of station for 4 weeks longer than planned). It may well have done a bit more, but I thought it prudent to replace it.

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Old 20th April 2008, 22:35   #108
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ALTO LX, 59 Months, EXIDE, with ICE, 90/100Watt Bulbs, 2 Mini Roots horn. No other extra Lighting work. Going GREAT, No problems till now. Hoping for a great 5th Aniversary.
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I had no problems with my battery on the santro for 2 and a half years.The battery on my verna is good and running and its almost 1 and half years old.
But my friends battery on his accent CRDI went kaput 2 weeks back.His car was hardly 1 and half years old.It cost him around 6500 rs for the replacement.
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Old 22nd April 2008, 19:37   #110
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It was exactly a month ago, I had reported this problem with my battery. But after that I never faced any issues with it.

Can I continue to use the existing battery or it's safer to replace the same, as I am planning for a long drive next month.
I continued using those batteries (gave me a tough time only once before 9 months) and now its almost 34 months and going strong - Car: Swift
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Old 22nd April 2008, 20:50   #111
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I got my iKon in 2002 November and the battery died in 13 months. Replaced the OE Exide with another Exide in Dec 2003 and that one just died a few days back. A little more than 4 years.

Now looking for a replacement - in a dilemma after looking at the prices.

Exide = 7000

Any cheaper options ?
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i still have the OEM battery in my 2004 santro. the car has central locking, a high power music system, HID lights and runs on CNG and its still showing no signs of going dead!!!
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Old 22nd April 2008, 21:28   #113
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M800 - OEM Exide - 3 yrs replaced with some local brand which lasted only 1.5 yrs. Then replaced with Exide again - going strong for 3+ yrs now

Baleno - OEM Exide - 2yrs & still strong
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Indica V2 DLS - OEM Excide Still strong from July 2004
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Old 23rd April 2008, 00:01   #115
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40 months, Amaron on Petra continuing fine. Regular ICE and nothing fancy.
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NHC - OEM Standard Furukawa. Changed today after 39 Months.

Replaced with Amaron Go 18 +18 - for 3500 (-500)
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My new Zen battery went kaput just after 4 months. The dealer(Exide) charged me about 5oo Rs for changing it under warranty. That battery then lasted about 6 years. My friends battery in Scorpio has died today itself after about 2 years and 1 month.
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The OE exide in my Scorpio lasted for 3 years & 2 months. That was more than what i expected with my usage & ICE. I switched over to Amaron Pro. Santro runs comfortably on 18th month with the OE Batt.
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I voted for the 3 years and above option.

The OEM exide batter lasted for over 4 years in my esteem and the OEM exide in the M800 lasted over 3 years.

Replaced the batteries with Amaron.
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Old 6th May 2008, 17:29   #120
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my santro batteries lasted for 5.5 yrs,were replaced this sunday (4-5-2008),45000kms(nov 2002).

replaced it with amaron
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