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    Question Battery recommendations ?

    Recently my Vectra 3.2 V6 has started turning over quite slowly in the mornings, and I've decided I'll replace the battery soon, rather than be stuck with a flat battery one morning.

    Should I let my wallet rule and go for a cheap Drivetec battery, or should I go for a good Bosch battery ?

    Recommendations please

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    VX batteries are cheaper than you think, and come with a 3 year warranty too.
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    i would go with a Bosch, did with the last car and fully intend to with this one..
    The wifes vec show car is currently being stripped for parts before i scrap it, keep an eye on the sales section.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garage_vehicle.php?do=view_vehicle&id=709




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    I would replace it with a gm one

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    I replaced mine with a Bosch one from Halfords... comes with a 5 year guarantee. seems logical to me. lol

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    GM batteries cost a fraction of the price the likes of halfords charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byebyeitsagsi View Post
    GM batteries cost a fraction of the price the likes of halfords charge.
    When I looked at one for mine Halfords wanted £120 for a 70amp Bosch one, VX one was less than £60.
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    As other people have said. Go fo the GM one.

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    Well I decided to buy a Bosch one from the local car components warehouse, and got in the car this morning to go and buy it...

    Guess what ? I turned the key in the ignition, and all I got was - click click click click.

    She sure does pick her times doesn't she!?

    I had to get my daughter to drive up to buy it.

    I haven't fitted it yet, but will soon as I can't lock the car with the dead battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave65 View Post
    I haven't fitted it yet, but will soon as I can't lock the car with the dead battery.
    Sure you can, just lock all of the passenger doors from inside and then use the key to lock the drivers door

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