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If you are looking for a diesel battery, Sears has their battery on sale for $158.99 plus they have a $50 rebate on this battery. Might be worth giving consideration if you need a battery.
 

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If you are looking for a diesel battery, Sears has their battery on sale for $158.99 plus they have a $50 rebate on this battery. Might be worth giving consideration if you need a battery.
Got a link on that rebate? Can't find it....
 

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I always like the DieHard Battery but Sears Auto shops are getting hard to find and I end up buying a Duracell from Sam's or something like that when I bought one for my 2012 and my former Malibu just because of convenience. Definitely look into when comes time for my 2013 or 2014 or wife's car.
 

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Got a link on that rebate? Can't find it....
It was a piece of paper at the Sears store, not sure about a link. There was a website, if you call your local Sears automotive center should be able to help you.
 

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I had a DieHard battery in my Grand Am that was installed in 2000 by my Dad and it lasted until 2014 when I decided to replace it so my luck didn't run out...lol. Still started the car though perfectly, but didn't want to risk getting stranded.

I have a picture of it somewhere I'll have to dig out, I thought it was pretty cool it lasted that long.
 

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My Cruze TD has about 60,000 on it, and was manufactured in late 14. However, I get issues where the lights dim when turning and the HVAC fan speed fluctuates. All symptoms of a bad battery. Do the OEM batteries die early?
 

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My Cruze TD has about 60,000 on it, and was manufactured in late 14. However, I get issues where the lights dim when turning and the HVAC fan speed fluctuates. All symptoms of a bad battery. Do the OEM batteries die early?
Yes, the AC Delco ones are mostly junk.

However, negative battery cable issues in the Cruze are very common. Have the battery load tested, but these issues while running sound more like a negative cable issue to me. There is an extended warranty coverage on it to replace the cable free of charge.
 

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Yes, the AC Delco ones are mostly junk.

However, negative battery cable issues in the Cruze are very common. Have the battery load tested, but these issues while running sound more like a negative cable issue to me. There is an extended warranty coverage on it to replace the cable free of charge.
My negative terminal seems connected tightly. It does not wiggle or move in any way.
 

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Haven't bought Diehard in years but many years ago was good battery and also had a Wally World brand last over 8 years many years ago. Now report might suggest otherwise for Diehard:
https://www.consumerreports.org/cro...atteries-can-be-from-the-same-brand/index.htm

Today my choice would be Battery Plus X2 AGM 94R/AGM or Blains Fleet/Farm Duration Extreme 94R/AGM although Battery Plus has a 6 year FULL free replacement warranty.
 

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Reading Interstate is among the best you can buy for on-road.
ok... what makes them so good for any application? They are made by Johnson Controls which also makes Wally World Everstart and a lot of others under different Branding labels. Do they offer a no hassle full 5 year free replacement warranty? Are they amount the highest in the industry for CCA or CA for group size? Does their technology in any way differentiate them from among all the other low cost Brands.

Johnson Controls is know for there run of the mill battery, what characteristics makes them soooo good to standout from top name Brand like NorthStar and Optima who make their own batteries... is it that they are the lowest priced? There is an old saying... you get what you pay for.:hope:
 

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ok... what makes them so good for any application? They are made by Johnson Controls which also makes Wally World Everstart and a lot of others under different Branding labels. Do they offer a no hassle full 5 year free replacement warranty? Are they amount the highest in the industry for CCA or CA for group size? Does their technology in any way differentiate them from among all the other low cost Brands.

Johnson Controls is know for there run of the mill battery, what characteristics makes them soooo good to standout from top name Brand like NorthStar and Optima who make their own batteries... is it that they are the lowest priced? There is an old saying... you get what you pay for.:hope:
The Interstate AGM battery for the Cruze TD is one of the most expensive batteries I've found for it. *check*

It also has 10 more CCA than the X2. The warranty is not as good though, but it does cost a little less to make up for it. *check*

You linked CR for something, well they really like the Interstate. In this recent test it won 3 out of 6 categories. *check*

And by your own words, Interstate plus Everstart (made by Interstate) won 5 out of 6 categories combined. *check*

Sounds like it meets your criteria.
 

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Interstate, One of the most expensive battery for the 2.0L Cruze CTD????:th_alc: Check yours facts from reliable retailers, if we are talking GS of 94R AGM, Interstate is one of the cheaper on the market unless you go to some con-artists dealer. If we go by mass weight, Interstate is even one of the lighter weights for group size in the market.

Do your home work on quality battery's and get the facts (spec) from the manufacturers instead of the con-artists Interstate dealers, they are on no pedestal to look up to.

Get your facts straight on Interstate and Wally World (Everstart)... they do not make batteries! Johnson control makes for them and a lot of JC are from CHINA. Can you say cheeeeeeeeeeeeeap!!

I personally use GS of 27F-X2 AGM by Battery Plus (allegedly NorthStar re-branded) , still out performs Interstate (Mega-tron plus) for same group size 27F AGM. Only slight mods needed to make it fit (see my prior posts).:eek:ccasion14: Rated short circuit current of 5000 amps!!! The only thing that come close to these bad boys for charge is 500 farads of ultra super capacitors!!!!
 

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Like several posters have said, Johnson Controls makes over 90% of batteries sold in the US. Just the labels and warranties are different. The reason Walmart batteries are so cheap is they are warrantied by Walmart. Which, with over 2800 locations nationwide, it's nice to have a warranty that's good anywhere in the US on top of being one of the cheapest, if not the cheapest, with the best warranty. But, they are usually a few CCA less than competitors, but they are sufficient if you get what is recommended for your vehicle and not try to cheap out
 
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