I used to be a battery snob...
My C230's battery is getting on in age. I had it recharged, but I know it's life is limited. Five years ain't bad, considering the cold weather torture test I've given it on occasion.
Well, I ALWAYS buy the MB brand battery. Nuthin' but the best, right?
Hey! Interstate sells the same battery (the honkin' big battery) with the same CCA specs and longer warranty for about half the cost.
The recent battery thread got me to thinking about this. While I don't mind paying for quality, I think that the "replacement" battery market is highly competitive and has a lot to offer with regards to performance and value.
Serves me right for not shopping around all these years...
1998 C230 "Black Betty"