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Posted: 1/24/2014 5:36:28 AM EDT
I'm rather shocked with my car's battery.  It's a 2005 car with a factory Panasonic Battery that is still starting up my engine even with -20 degree temps.  If you do the math...the battery is between 9-10 years old.  I was going to replace it before this winter...but now, I'm getting to the point to where I simply want to see how long this sucker will last.

2005 Panasonic car battery.

What's the oldest one you have that still works?
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 5:40:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2014 5:40:29 AM EDT by FALARAK]
Wifes car (2009 model) battery was replaced under warranty in 2011 so its only a little over 2 years.  

my truck last got a battery back in 2008, so a little over 5 years.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 5:44:10 AM EDT
A delco at seven still cranking in the sub zero snaps. I usually replace at eight.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 5:47:06 AM EDT
I replace mine every 3-4 years. I know they could go longer, but a decent Everstart Maxx at Walmart is $75. Cheap insurance I will get to work and not be stranded, rather than seeing how long my old battery will last.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 5:50:17 AM EDT
Replaced the battery in my truck near the end of last year, it was stamped 06 (don't remember which month, it was a walmart special (the 24 month version). It had gotten where if I left the truck sitting for more than 4-5 days it wouldn't turn over hard enough to start on cool mornings.  It started dragging badly on cold mornings even when it had been run the night before and I figured I'd go ahead and replace it before it left me sitting somewhere
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 5:50:18 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By 4thbreak:
I replace mine every 3-4 years. I know they could go longer, but a decent Everstart Maxx at Walmart is $75. Cheap insurance I will get to work and not be stranded, rather than seeing how long my old battery will last.
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I change mine every 4 years, its not worth the aggravation.  Plus they never die on a day you have nothing to do.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 5:51:29 AM EDT
6 years.  Time to install an Optima.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 5:52:41 AM EDT
Someone really has one that still works at 12 years or older?
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 5:55:32 AM EDT
Have a Deka that's getting close to 15 years.  Had an AC Delco last 11 or 12 years.  Usally get 6-8 years of life out of most batteries I've owned.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 5:59:37 AM EDT
Optima red top going on 9 years...
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:01:40 AM EDT
wife has a 2004 civic still on original battery
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:09:34 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:11:57 AM EDT
2007 FJ Crusier still running the original.  I keep thinking it needs repalcing but it sparks up every morning.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:14:08 AM EDT
I sold my 94 F-150 in 06 with the original battery.
The whole damn AC system had crapped out in 05 but the battery kept right on going.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:19:16 AM EDT
If you'd asked last month, it's be almost eight years.  My factory Camry battery finally started to flake out on me.  Now it's about five years.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:21:42 AM EDT
No - it's not a car, but the one in my John Deere tractor is going on 13 years old and still cranking strong!


Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:21:51 AM EDT
We had some batteries on the farm that lasted well over 10 years, but average was probably 7-8. And surprisingly, they were often budget brands from Fleet Farm or Batteries Plus. But most places don't make their own batteries, so you are usually getting the same battery as one of the big names, but without the big name.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:23:29 AM EDT
Factory battery still in my 2007 GMC Yukon
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:23:51 AM EDT
Three years. I replace at 5, probably overly cautious, but as I age, I tend to get more and more that way.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:24:30 AM EDT
I have the original battery in my 2002 dodge that i bought new Aug 02.
The van starts right up and I leave it outside over night.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:26:28 AM EDT
I had a 1996 Ford E250 and I had the original Motorcraft battery changed out at 8 years even though the mechanic said it was still good.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:28:43 AM EDT
6 year old OEM battery in my Altima coupe, who makes Nissan batteries?
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:29:26 AM EDT
I had an original sealed Honda battery that lasted over 9 years.

From working in an automotive shop most of my career, the average for aftermarket batteries is about 5 years.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:29:50 AM EDT
2 years motorcycle
about 3 months in the truck
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:30:12 AM EDT
heat kills a battery much faster than cold. AZ is brutal on batteries.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:30:35 AM EDT
My dad got 10 years out of his motor home house batteries.



Interstate batteries FTW.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:31:26 AM EDT
The longest I ever had a battery live was my 2004 OEM Subaru battery. That battery lasted 9 years and was in storage from nov-apr in freezing temps. The battery was never put on a battery maintainer and went dead each winter only to be trickle charged in the spring.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:32:10 AM EDT
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Does the one in a car that's been sitting a few years count



My aunt bought a brand new Grand Am in 1995... it was fairly recently, like 2010, she finally needed a new battery.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:33:13 AM EDT
No idea. I have a live and let live relationship with my automotive parts. As long as they don't bother me, I don't bother them.

 
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:34:17 AM EDT
2003 civic si. Battery made in '02. Still going strong
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:37:01 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By dorobuta:
heat kills a battery much faster than cold. AZ is brutal on batteries.
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a common complaint from my dad the few years he lived in Vegas.

I just put my 3rd battery in my '01 truck (oem + 2 replacements)
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:39:05 AM EDT
'Bout 20 years. It has been sitting in a corner of my barn. I keep meaning to take it to the auto parts store but keep forgetting
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:41:13 AM EDT
Just replaced the bat in the wife unit's car.  2004 Suby on the original battery.  For some reason it was having trouble when it got below zero a couple months back.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:42:23 AM EDT
The battery in my F-150 is eight years old and still going strong.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:46:03 AM EDT
I've gotten 8 hard years out of an Optima Red Top, but since Johnson Controls bought them and moved production to Mexico their quality has gone to crap. My next one will be an Odyssey/ Sears Platinum (rebadged Odyssey)
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:48:53 AM EDT
Original 2005 in my XC90
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 6:59:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DMWalking:
I'm rather shocked with my car's battery.  It's a 2005 car with a factory Panasonic Battery that is still starting up my engine even with -20 degree temps.  If you do the math...the battery is between 9-10 years old.  I was going to replace it before this winter...but now, I'm getting to the point to where I simply want to see how long this sucker will last.

2005 Panasonic car battery.

What's the oldest one you have that still works?
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Do you drive a Miata?

Almost every time I hear of a battery lasting more than 10 years,  its the factory battery in a Miata.  

I drive a 2005 Cadillac SRX right now, that I bought new.  Replaced the battery in Jan 2007, Jan  2009, and Jan 2011 (because car would not start.)  In 2011 bought an Optima,  and it still works great.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 7:03:24 AM EDT
My 08 Tundra has the factory battery.  It was 16 degrees out this morning and the truck started right up

I have considered replacing it though.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 7:09:05 AM EDT
05 Nissan Sentra with the factory battery, only tests at 75% of spec. but still starts in sub zero -20F.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 7:10:47 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
The battery in my F-150 is eight years old and still going strong.
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That's good - are you in the phx metro area or north like prescott or flag?
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 7:12:09 AM EDT
If it's rated 5 years or whatever it is, that's when I replace it.  For the cost of a battery, it's not worth it to me to be stuck in some parking lot at midnight when it's 4 degrees out.  I used to wait until they quit, but not anymore.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 7:41:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DMWalking:


I'm rather shocked with my car's battery.  It's a 2005 car with a factory Panasonic Battery that is still starting up my engine even with -20 degree temps.  If you do the math...the battery is between 9-10 years old.  I was going to replace it before this winter...but now, I'm getting to the point to where I simply want to see how long this sucker will last.



2005 Panasonic car battery.



What's the oldest one you have that still works?
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My 2006 Panasonic battery died last month.  The kids left the lights on overnight and drained it a few times -- I figure that weakened it.  

 
I replaced it with a Costco battery.  I expect it to last 2-3 years.  
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 7:43:47 AM EDT
Optima Yellow Top going strong at least 5 years, need to check date as I bought it used. Has been stone dead several times and still charges back up. It's my pleasure vehicle so a deep cycle or bust.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 7:44:36 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By wildearp:
6 years.  Time to install an Optima.
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Well Sure... if you want your new battery(s) to last three years to the day. (that is how long their warranty is).  Good luck.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 7:48:15 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By dorobuta:

That's good - are you in the phx metro area or north like prescott or flag?
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Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
The battery in my F-150 is eight years old and still going strong.

That's good - are you in the phx metro area or north like prescott or flag?


Prescott.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 7:48:39 AM EDT
Lead-acid batteries rarely last more than 2-3 years out here in the desert.  Gel cells (optima) a little longer
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 7:49:08 AM EDT
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Do you drive a Miata?

Almost every time I hear of a battery lasting more than 10 years,  its the factory battery in a Miata.  

I drive a 2005 Cadillac SRX right now, that I bought new.  Replaced the battery in Jan 2007, Jan  2009, and Jan 2011 (because car would not start.)  In 2011 bought an Optima,  and it still works great.
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Originally Posted By DMWalking:
I'm rather shocked with my car's battery.  It's a 2005 car with a factory Panasonic Battery that is still starting up my engine even with -20 degree temps.  If you do the math...the battery is between 9-10 years old.  I was going to replace it before this winter...but now, I'm getting to the point to where I simply want to see how long this sucker will last.

2005 Panasonic car battery.

What's the oldest one you have that still works?


Do you drive a Miata?

Almost every time I hear of a battery lasting more than 10 years,  its the factory battery in a Miata.  

I drive a 2005 Cadillac SRX right now, that I bought new.  Replaced the battery in Jan 2007, Jan  2009, and Jan 2011 (because car would not start.)  In 2011 bought an Optima,  and it still works great.


The Miata battery is AGM (glass mat) due to being stored in the trunk.  It is tiny...  when I bought my Miata around 2008 the battery was 5 years old.  It sounded weak when starting up, so I replaced it with a brand new AGM replacement.  It still sounded exactly the same, slow cranking.  That's just how those Miata's are I guess.  I drove it for 4 years before selling it.... wishing I had just kept the original battery.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 7:51:34 AM EDT
Both my vehicles batteries are less than 6 months old.
I tend to change batteries every 48 months, need it or not. Cheap insurance.
I don't want either me, or especially my wife stranded somewhere over something as stupid as battery failure.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 7:57:32 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DMWalking:
Someone really has one that still works at 12 years or older?
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My Nissan's battery has been replaced 3 times, it is a 2002 vehicle.

My Father has a original Delco battery in his pickup, I believe the vehicle is a 2000 or 2001 model.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 7:58:42 AM EDT
I clicked 12 years or older.......I bought my 2001 Dodge Ram new in 01. The factory battery got replaced about 8 months ago. I know I kinda cheated the poll because its not still there, but just demonstrating that they can last for long periods of time.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 8:00:20 AM EDT

2000 Ford Ranger - still running the original battery. Had no problem starting the truck last month when it sat for a few days in the teens.
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