2007 Jetta Battery Replacement

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If I need to replace the battery for a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta, what is the most cost efficient/long lasting one I can buy? The one at the dealer is 169.99 and I feel that is too much for a battery.

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 AT 8:28 PM

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Tiny
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What group size battery do you have in your car and I can tell you which battery is good.

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
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:) I'm new to this, how would I locate this answer? I've done a little bit of research and cannot find the group size for my car.

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 AT 9:27 PM
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Look at the top of the battery the group size is usually there or could be on the side of the battery. Iam looking on consumer reports for you and they list the battery rating by group size so I need that from you.

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 AT 9:35 PM
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Ok, when I went to check there were 3 levels of information. I'll list them in the order I saw them in.

1) 1 J0 915 105 AD
2) 12V 61 Ah 330A DIN
3) 540A EN/SAE

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 AT 10:33 PM
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Ok give me the 8th digit of your vin and I can find the group size.

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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 AT 11:10 PM
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The 8th digit in general is a: K
The 8th digit as a number is:5

:) sorry for the extra work but I do reallly appreciate your help!

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 AT 12:17 AM
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You have H6-DLG battery that dealer price of 170.00 isnt too bad auto zone wants 165.00 for the battery you have a expensive battery. Consumer reports doesnt even list that group size to give a rating they rate the batteries in group sizes and they give the brand a different rating according to its group size. They also list batteries in climate ranges which one best describes yours cold weather climate?More temperate climate?Cold or more temperate climate?Let me know.

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 AT 12:35 AM
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I live in Florida so it is more temperate here for the most part.

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 AT 12:44 AM
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For that climate they say the ever start from walmart which I disagree I call those the never start?Your probably going to have limted choices where you buy a battery its not a real common size battery and expensive even at auto zone. The ones I have good luck with here in southern california is the eveready ones they sell at sams club they have a 3yr free replacement if they fail in the three yrs they give you a gift card to buy and new battery and that starts the three years all over again.I dont know if they would have your size battery though its worth a try. Also the kirkland costco batteries I have seen last a while. So is your factory battery a bosch?I have also seen those auto zone batteries last they are made by intersate batteries or atleast the same company that makes interstate batteries.

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 AT 12:56 AM
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Also if your going to spend that kind of money for a battery you might as well just get a optima brand battery especially since its mostly hot and humid down there and it probably just boils the acid out of the battery. The optima is a sealed battery that holds the acid in a fiber material inside the battery.

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 AT 1:02 AM
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I think it is a energic(?) One. That is the only name I saw on the battery.

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 AT 9:40 PM
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I have never heard of that one but if your going to have to spend that kind of money on a battery I would just out a optima battery in.

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Thursday, August 4th, 2011 AT 1:51 AM
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Just wanted to let you know I saw the battery for your car for 98.00 I was there and looked it up on there little mini application guide computer. Prices vary from walmart to walmart though consumer reports liked some of those walmart batteries they have 3yr free replacement if the battery. Fails. If you need to save the money I saw it there.

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Thursday, August 4th, 2011 AT 4:53 PM
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A friend is going to help me get the optima one. But we are have a hard time determining which one to get. There are so many out. Which would be the best and longest enduring one for my car?

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Sunday, August 7th, 2011 AT 6:24 PM
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The closeset optima battert I saw was the red top one you will have to measure it. Your oringal batteries size is height is 7.5 inches width is 6 and 15/16 inches by 12 and 1/12 inches long. Also auto zone offers a agm battery for that car direct fit that is a suspened acid containment battery like the optima. It is 175.00 its number is H6-agm it has a 36 month free replacement bit after that no warranty. The other battery they have is nunber H6-dlg for 165.00 Has 3yr free replacement and a 8yr proration.

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Sunday, August 7th, 2011 AT 9:02 PM

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