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    Anybody know anything about Costco labeled Interstate batteries?

    Itís about time to replace the battery in my Ď14 G.C. Itís a group 94R, AGM type because it is mounted under the passenger seat. Napa, Interstate and other sources list a replacement at $200 to $250.

    But Costco SEEMS to have an equivalent of Interstate MTX-94R H7 for about $150. Itís the correct group and looks identical to whatís in the vehicle now even down to the vent tube port.

    The problem is that the Costco/Interstate site says they donít have the correct battery, and the guy at the Costco auto desk knew nothing about the battery or its application. I canít find any information on the web using the Costco item number of 883482, or the UPC number on the battery. The label on the battery doesnít even show CCA, even though it clearly says itís an automotive battery - weird.

    So are these Costco batteries just cheapened versions that Iíll regret getting, or is it safe to buy one for a substantial savings?

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    Bob previously posted:
    "The problem is that the Costco/Interstate site says they donít have the correct battery, and the guy at the Costco auto desk knew nothing about the battery or its application."

    The Manufacturer specd an AGM, if the Costco battery is not an AGM type, don't buy it.

    Penn-Deka makes an AGM in that group size: http://www.dekacatalog.com/

    You can call or email Hensley in Greeley for a price:


    Last time I bought an AGM for my vehicle, Rocky Mtn. Battery gave me the best price, and had it in stock the next day: https://www.rockymtnbattery.com/

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    Sams sells Duracell AGM batteries for good prices. Advance Auto also sells AGM batteries and you can usually find at least 20% off.

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    newracer previously posted:
    "Sams sells Duracell AGM batteries for good prices."

    And they are made by Penn-Deka. If you already have a membership, or want a membership, that is the best deal you are likely to find.
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    You can find deals to get free or reduced cost memberships too.

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    I have this H7 AGM (Advance) in my Boxster S, and it works just fine. Add to your cart, sign in/up, but don't check out and they usually send you a 15-20% off code. I think I got it for around ~$160 total. https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...agm/10210826-P

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    Why is the battery located inside the cabin? I've never seen that before.

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    Max previously posted:
    "Why is the battery located inside the cabin? I've never seen that before."

    Because it was designed by ze Germans...Same 'reason' in a type 1 it's under the rear bench, LX cars (Charger, 300) it's in the trunk...

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    There isnít much room under the hood for the battery. They did put terminals under the hood for jumping if needed. The seat moves forward far enough to access the battery, barely.

    I think the battery life might be better though than if it were under the hood, because it doesnít get exposed to the high temperatures there.

    One downside is that the seats are electric, so if the battery is a total loss then another power source would need to be attached to the jump points in order to move the seat forward.

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    Bob previously posted:
    "One downside is that the seats are electric, so if the battery is a total loss then another power source would need to be attached to the jump points in order to move the seat forward."

    good point
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