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Posted by bob on March 8, 2007, 12:25 am
 




hopefully you're right. but they warrant the battery for 8 yrs, makes me
believe it has a 10-12yr life.

bob



Posted by Michelle Steiner on March 10, 2007, 6:59 am
 




The basic warranty on the car is 3 years, so does that mean that the car
has only a five to six year life?  The engine and drive train are
warranted for five years; does that mean that their lives are only seven
to ten years?

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Posted by bob on March 10, 2007, 8:49 pm
 



no. but batteries have fairly predictable lives depending on cycles and
ambient temp.....far different from knowing, when, for ex, a transaxle will
crap out..

bob



Posted by Michelle Steiner on March 10, 2007, 11:34 pm
 



And that has absolutely *nothing* to do with the length of the warranty,
despite your surmise that they are related to such a tight degree.

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Posted by Michelle Steiner on March 10, 2007, 6:59 am
 



Oh, I almost forgot; in some states, the battery warranty is for 10
years.  Does that mean that it has a 13 to 15 year life?

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