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Old November 9th, 2009, 15:25   #1
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Default PSA: Great price on 94R batteries

Went by my local Walmart recently. 94R batteries on the shelf for $75. New stock, not outdated. The two I picked up were manufatured 8/09 and 9/09. 3 yr. exchange warranty, then prorated exchange.

YMMV, and this might only be a KY thing.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 15:44   #2
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Old November 9th, 2009, 16:15   #3
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Old November 9th, 2009, 16:17   #4
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*subscribed* (another start of a "which battery?" thread)

But $75 is a good deal.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 18:34   #5
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Put your lawnchair away, and give the pigeons the popcorn.

Battery standards are defined by the BCI trade group. The rating for the 94R battery is 80 amp-hours. I have no reason to doubt that this battery does not meet those standards.

Distributed by Exide, and probably made by them. Other ratings are 730 CCA, and 875 CA.

I'll feel very comfortable putting this battery in my 03 Golf that still has the original battery.

If you have doubts, I call. Show your cards.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 20:50   #6
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But $75 is a good deal.
Yes, indeed. Grab two, three, maybe five.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 20:55   #8
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Exide is a fine battery. I have one in my Jetta.
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Went by my local Walmart recently. 94R batteries on the shelf for $75. New stock, not outdated. The two I picked up were manufatured 8/09 and 9/09. 3 yr. exchange warranty, then prorated exchange.

YMMV, and this might only be a KY thing.
It is not a Kentucky-only thing, because I got one of those EverStart Maxx 94R batteries myself just a few weeks ago.

I am pretty sure it is manufactured by Johnson Controls, same as Diehards and Optimas. 910 cranking amps, 765 cold cranking amps.
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Hmmm-might have to check this out-there is a Duralast battery in my car(was in when I purchased car 2/05)-and it has been turning over slower when it has been colder out.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 10:48   #11
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Exide is a fine battery. I have one in my Jetta.
Exide is a good batt. indeed. A matter of fact, Johnson Controls Inc. makes very good batteries.

My Enrgizer is made by JCI.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 11:03   #12
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I will say that this battery looks exactly like the 94R "International" battery I saw at our local Sears auto center.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 13:56   #13
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Bruce, a good piece of info; thankyou and please keep us updated. The OEM Varta on my 05 Golf is still going strong even after driving 27 miles without a serp. belt. I found a dead squirrel lodged in the down below the alternator, but the belt survived.
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Old November 13th, 2009, 17:32   #14
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The questioning below bothered me. Therefore, I determined that this battery is definitely manufactured by Exide. Called their engineering department and asked the rating on this battery.

81.2 aH. I suspect that this more than meets the spec for the TDIs.......

I gotta admit that I'm getting tired of being called out every time I post a good deal on something.
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The questioning below bothered me. Therefore, I determined that this battery is definitely manufactured by Exide. Called their engineering department and asked the rating on this battery.

81.2 aH. I suspect that this more than meets the spec for the TDIs.......
Hmmm... I went to http://www.autobatteries.com/about/index.asp where it clearly states that:
"AutoBatteries.com is brought to you by Johnson Controls, Inc., North America's leading battery manufacturer. This site is designed to help you as consumers learn more about batteries, choose what battery you want, figure out the right part for your vehicle, and find out where you can buy it."


Then, here it lists the brands made by Johnson Controls:
Mitsubishi
TrueStart
Alliance
Duralast
DieHard
Acura
Honda
Kirkland Signature
EverStart
Energizer
Autocraft
OPTIMA
Blains Farm & Fleet
Mazda

Then if you click on EverStart, it says:
"EverStart exclusively available at Walmart stores across the U.S."

So you have Exide claiming that they make the battery which you and I both bought at Walmart, and then there's Johnson Controls also taking credit. Who to believe....
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