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Battery question

Hi everyone,

I hope this is not silly, but what kind of batteries do you use in your classic MB's, and what would you guys recommend? Also, what kind of battery would you guys recommend on a modern Merc, such as years 1990-up. Would love to hear your thoughts, gents.

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For my newer cars I use Duracell from Sam's Club. 8 yr warranty, first 3 are not prorated. For some of the older cars which I show I use genuine MB batteries, but they are expensive. A few months ago I bought one for the 280sl, list was about $ 283.00. My parts girl said way too expensive so she sold it to me near their cost at $175.00. Still crazy expensive in my opinion. My 4.5 and 6.3 use a group 49 battery which is a big boy and only about $90 at Sam's
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Hi Baybear,

Interesting choices for batteries I have to say. Via pics i've noticed people using the "Interstate" brand, not sure why, maybe a good brand for Mercedes or a cheaper alternative??
I was considering the brand Optima, but I don't think I have ever seen anyone use these.
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I just think the rounded look of the Optima is wrong for our cars, but they are good batteries.
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I just think the rounded look of the Optima is wrong for our cars, but they are good batteries.
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Very true. Would be nice if my local Mercedes dealer can work with me. I wouldn't mind paying $175-200.
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I bought one in 2005 and it's still going strong (well, WAS when I sold the thing). It was marketed for use in a truck and I had zero issues with the thing.
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BOSCH battery for that car is $ 96 wholesale , retail ????? this battery [ group 49 ] fits all older cars gas or diesel . some 2000 plus cars also .
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I bought one in 2005 and it's still going strong (well, WAS when I sold the thing). It was marketed for use in a truck and I had zero issues with the thing.
The Optima battery or Mercedes one?

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BOSCH battery for that car is $ 96 wholesale , retail ????? this battery [ group 49 ] fits all older cars gas or diesel . some 2000 plus cars also .
Where can I find one? Thanks
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Bap Geon and Pep Boys sell Bosch batteries.
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I love the autozone batteries,they are affordable,and last long.

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