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Old 08-10-2015, 02:31 PM   #1
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$90 Costco battery, good deal? Anything you like better?

Lola wants a new battery.

Hers is original, and she's sitting dead in the driveway. Started a couple of times yesterday just fine after sitting for awhile, but I was checking the hitch step and whether it interfered with the reverse sensors, so we didn't drive anywhere.

Today, the battery's dead.

I'm pretty sure it will take a jump, but since it's original (plain black Motorcraft), I'm just going to replace it. It's about time on a 2011, yes?

Costco has one (Interstate/Johnson Co.) for $89.00. Good deal? Anybody like a different battery?
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:22 PM   #2
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Re: $90 Costco battery, good deal? Anything you like better?

You will have no trouble getting it warrantied. They also sell Optima if you want to go that way.
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Re: $90 Costco battery, good deal? Anything you like better?

If you are considering going solar with AGM batteries, you may want to consider an AGM starting battery. I picked a couple at Pep Boys, they had a really good price a few weeks ago.

AGM will be about 50% more cost than the Costco lead acid battery, which, if you are not installing solar, is the way to go, imho.

btw - make sure Costco has the correct battery size for your van. If it uses a Group 65, they may not have them??
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:44 AM   #4
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Re: $90 Costco battery, good deal? Anything you like better?

Thanks, gents. I'll do solar eventually, so for now lead acid looks like the way to go.
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