The dependability and more importantly, the life expectancy of this battery, have both fallen since Exide quit making them. Bought a 2005 Ford Taurus with 41,000 miles on it, in June 2010. The battery in it was this one, and 5 months later, in Nov, the battery had sudden heart failure - the battery was only 11 months old. I was glad for the 2 year free replacement, but the new replacement, which did also feature a 2 year freebie, has now died in only 27 months, and with no prorated warranty, now gives me the joyous task of spending another $100 to start over again. The charging system is excellent, no problem there, obviously after 2 failures, it is the fault of the battery. And they go "queep!", and die, just like that, no slowdown or hard starting, one or more cells apparently die, the battery won't even take a charge (same exact thing with the previous battery). I don't intend to continue with self-flagellation by sticking with a family of batteries that seems to have a history of insanity running in it, this will be so-long to these guys.
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