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Old 3rd May 2008, 18:57   #16
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You are rite sir, it used to perform but no longer most of the market is flooded with replicas
Well, these are OEM batteries we are talking about and were fitted by the manufacturer on the assembly line. There is no question of counterfeit batteries here.

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Sorry to hear about this, do let us know what you paid for the Amaron. Ding Dong.
About 4 odd grand.

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Exides were quality,those days.
Unfortunately, the company seems to have gotten stuck and haven't evolved with the times!
Totally agreed. I used to be an Exide fan but have burnt my fingers too often in the last 5 years. No more Exide for me.
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Old 3rd May 2008, 19:46   #17
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Well, interestingly I've not had too bad experience with Exide purchased... but OEM exides haven't been good!!!

but what i have observed is that .. the battery life has some kind of pattern for each car!

Like my alto finishes up an Exide in 2 years everytime!... but the WagonR.. runs for 3+ always!... (similar cars .. similar sized batteries!!)

PS Alto is 6 years old... wagonR is 7.5...
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i had same experience with the exide batery in my accent, it just conked off as soon as the warranty on the car was done with.

replaced it another exide as i wasnt sure of amaron but it has lasted me well .

still i trust amaron better.
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Indigo is petrol or diesel? 4 grand for battery hence the doubt.
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It's a Diesel Jaggu.
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No water, bone dry. Drank in almost 1.5 L.
Car kept warning me over a month.
Signs of her in the death bed. I guess her days are numbered now.
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gto go for AC DELCO maintenance free if you can get your hands on it has 7 yr warranty and I have been using 6 yrs now and no problem at all. I only suspect one flaw that is power holding capacity which I am not sure whether its due to my car being rwd. I once had a flooded carb and the battery went dead in 14 cranks of 5 seconds duration each. (clutch depressed position). But otherwise as my machine is in top tune it just starts in half crank!!
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Indigo is petrol or diesel? 4 grand for battery hence the doubt.
Do you think I'd buy a petrol Indigo . Diesel. Why the doubt on price? I should get the bill tommorow, though have been informed that it will be 4xxx.

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gto go for AC DELCO maintenance free if you can get your hands on it has 7 yr warranty and I have been using 6 yrs now and no problem at all.
7 year warranty sounds tempting. But is it comprehensive (replacement) coverage for 7 years, or one of those residual value type of warranties?
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Signs of her in the death bed. I guess her days are numbered now.

Was my carelessness responsible for her shortening her life.

Its a four year old battery and after fill up performing quite well.
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I have always had good experiences with Exide, our Maruti 800 (1995 model now sold) used to always Exide : the OEM lasted around 5 years, we replaced with Exide again (indicator model), and did not face any problems. Also, in the KiHo scooter, the OEM was Exide, then replaced with SF (due to lower price), but the Exide had given trouble-free service during its life.
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I too have had a pleasant experience with Exide so fars. My Exide in my 800 lasted for nearly 6 years! On my WagonR, it lasted 4 yrs, 2 months.
Why are people complaining?
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our exide troubles started wayyy back in 1988 when my dad's new exide conked out in exactly 13 months.
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While everybody talks about the poor life of Exide (and sometimes others), I wonder how many on this forum check the battery regularly. A battery, OEM or aftermarket, comes with a warranty card and page detailing the (monthly) checks by the battery dealer.

How many folks get things like specific gravity checked regularly? Battery load test, anybody? Water / electrolyte levels?

I don't intend to offend anybody but seems like we take a battery for granted.
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Why are people complaining?
If you could pay for the 'busted in 13 months exide' battery, we definitely wouldn't complain.

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The exide in my Santro lasted nearly 6 yrs, till I sold the car off.

However, the exide in my new car (6 months old) conked off two weeks back. On top of it, the so-called service advisor told me that I must have left something on and the battery has simply discharged!

Well, he was proved wrong when the battery was found faulty. It has been replaced under warranty, but with another Exide. I am keeping my fingers crossed...
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