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Old May 31st, 2007, 12:52 PM
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Optima Lifespan

Yesterday my red top Optima sh*t itself and wouldn't hold a charge even to take a jump start. I had to walk 2 miles home and then 2 1/2 lugging a new battery from interstate over to it. I do have to say the interstate is beefy. Regardless, how long should the optima have lasted? I can't read the top of it anymore for the service date it went into the car but i think its 1997? 10 years seems like a pretty good while

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Old May 31st, 2007, 12:59 PM
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About 10 years is good.

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Old May 31st, 2007, 03:36 PM
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Chris Davis
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10 years is what my Odyssey mil spec battery is--my last Optima lasted about 6 years (with winching, ect) so I would say 10 is great.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 04:21 PM
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I think I'm at 7 or 8 with mine with no issues.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 07:47 PM
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9 at tropical island and 8 east coast so far. both yellow tops....
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Old May 31st, 2007, 08:07 PM
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Mine died the week after the warranty ran out, this is my second red top in 5years

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