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Old 03-09-2009, 05:05 PM
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Folks, I'm looking for opinions and experience with replacement batteries. I'm still running on almost 9 years on the original OEM battery and I figure it's almost time to replace. What is your experience with aftermarket or OEM replacement batteries? What did you replace with OE or aftermarket? Good, bad or ugly?

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Old 03-09-2009, 05:29 PM
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The Volvo branded battery is a Bosch. Pep Boys sells them for $89 (with trade-in core). Only difference is generic one has a strap instead of plastic handles, otherwise they're identical.
 
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:02 PM
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I always had good luck with Interstate batteries.
 
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Interstate MT-48
 
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If it makes you feel like you're getting a better part, I'd be happy to paint a Volvo logo on the $89 Bosch and charge you $200 for it.
 
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If it makes you feel like you're getting a better part, I'd be happy to paint a Volvo logo on the $89 Bosch and charge you $200 for it.
I could have some stencils made and we could make a killing!

+1 on the Interstate.

Interstate and Deka are both great batteries. Just stay away from Exide.
 
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Er, um, it's Exide that distributes those Bosch batteries to Pep Boys BTW.
http://ir.exide.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=311536

But they don't make 'em (luckily).
 
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