Supersleeper wrote:Well, bummer. Seems we’ve turned the thread into another debate.
I don't see contrary opinions as "bummers", as long as they don't get snarky and mean-spirited. This is a discussion forum after all, you idi.... oops
A deep-cycle AGM is a good way to go. At the very least you don't have to worry about topping off electrolyte, or battery-area corrosion. I fell in love with AGM when I got my first Miata. When I first saw it I was flabbergasted by its small size. 9 years later it was still starting the car and zero corrosion. I've put an AGM battery in every vehicle since. Though maybe none have been the quality of that original Panasonic unit in the Miata. It was legendary.I decided to go optima yellow D51r since I found it on sale at Pep Boys for $143. I let the car sit for a weekend without driving it, and started up Monday without issues. On the old battery, it wouldn’t have made it barely a day.