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Offline WEZO

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08 R32 Battery over $500??
« on: October 16, 2017, 04:04:32 pm »
VW have told me i need to replace battery on my r32 and have quoted me over $500!  Anyone suggestion a better deal!?
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Offline WEZO

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Re: 08 R32 Battery over $500??
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 04:36:57 pm »
ok - $270 for the same battery at a battery place (Exide) Pays to shop around
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Offline mark2 golf

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Re: 08 R32 Battery over $500??
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 05:18:31 pm »
the genuine battery will last twice as long as a exide though.
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Re: 08 R32 Battery over $500??
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 05:22:19 pm »
lasts twice as long at twice the price.

sounds fair.

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Offline Naekyr

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Re: 08 R32 Battery over $500??
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 05:54:52 pm »
do they fit Bosch batteries at the dealer?

also I know my GTI needs 680CCA minimum which is a pretty big battery for a hatchback

but I guess the OEM ones do last long, the gti still has the OEM batery so 6 years in and no issues yet, still starts smoothly in the mornings
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Re: 08 R32 Battery over $500??
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 06:17:12 pm »
my 2005 gti's battery lasted until 2012.

7 good years.

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Offline Worms

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Re: 08 R32 Battery over $500??
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2017, 09:58:21 pm »
my 2005 gti's battery lasted until 2012.

7 good years.

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Our E39 BMW battery lasted a few days over 13 years :-)

I'd be surprised if the local NZ dealers were really selling real "genuine VW" ones though - more likely the same as you can buy locally, but with a VW sticker on it.

Offline WEZO

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Re: 08 R32 Battery over $500??
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2017, 10:37:03 pm »
Mines the original battery so 9 yeas. the girl at VW said they have a 2 year shelf life  ???
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Re: 08 R32 Battery over $500??
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2017, 12:52:47 pm »
Autostop sells Bosch batteries, none of this NZ made crap.
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Offline dummer

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Re: 08 R32 Battery over $500??
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2017, 01:43:22 pm »
Our E39 BMW battery lasted a few days over 13 years :-)

I'd be surprised if the local NZ dealers were really selling real "genuine VW" ones though - more likely the same as you can buy locally, but with a VW sticker on it.
they did quote me both genuine and Marshall battery back then when my battery was dead, so I assume they do sell genuine.

anyone find that the batt on the GTI dies quite often

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Re: 08 R32 Battery over $500??
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2017, 05:34:37 pm »
Quick Google and found this website.
http://www.mrpositive.co.nz/brands/bosch/
If this is true seems OK priced.
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