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Wondering what you guys think about the Odyssey Battery ODYSSEY or the Sears version Platinum P-2, SEARS

Any experiences with either?

Worth the extra $$$ or just stick with the OEM Motorcraft?

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Wondering what you guys think about the Odessey Battery ODESSEY or the Sears version Platinum P-2, SEARS

Any experiences with either?

Worth the extra $$$ or just stick with the OEM Motorcraft?
I looked at the odessey batteries when I replaced mine about a month ago. We happened to stop at costco the same day and their kirkland brand batteries are 850cca (my oem were 750) and I believe they were $74.99 w/core. And I believe they have a 3 year replacement/100-month pro-rated warranty.

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Yeah, can't beat the Costco warranty. And that they have a no hassle return/exchange on the batteries...

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I convinced myself to spend the big bucks and order a set from Sears. They are definitely an Odyssey batteries in a Diehard wrapper. Found a discount coupon for Sears online orders, decided to take advantage of it while it was still valid. Will pick them up tomorrow.

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I like my optimas. no more acid batteries for me.
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I like my optimas. no more acid batteries for me.
That was a great selling point for me.

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I like my optimas. no more acid batteries for me.
There is absolutely no better battery on the market! I have one that has lasted about 7 years now and still running strong. Two more are at about 4 years old and haven't had one hickup out of them yet. If they ever go dead, a simple trickle charge and they are ready to run again.

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These web pages convinced me to go with the Odyssey/Diehard Platinum.

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Optimas are now made in Mexico. I would stay away. I run quite a few Dekas from East Penn Manufacturing and have had great success.

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