5 year old battery dying sounds normal to me.
Look for a deep cycle battery like an optima if you have a stereo system.
If not, then just buy something with a high cca so you don't get stuck during the winter.
i thought i was gonna have to get a new battery over the summer, i got my 300ZX and parked the box for about a week while i drove the new car and when i ran that tank of gas out, i went to start the box and nothing...
put a charge to it and my battery is good as new. reading 14 volts at times. i have no car audio or any of that stuff, all stock so thats probably prolonging the life of the battery.
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I have had three optimas discharge within a week, I went as far as making sure that got batteries that came from different batches, two reds and a yellow... even went as far as putting them in my other car to make sure it wasnt the xB
so in the long run, if you add in the price of gas, plus two extra trips to Sams club to exchange the battery, plus my loss in time, and hassle with the clerks there, then the price of the cheaper Exide select, I came out ahead...
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I'm almost to eight years on the OEM battery in my SE-R. I had to crank it three times last night to get it running, though. I'm afraid its time is coming.
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2006 Scion xB R.S. 3.0. 5MT 49.4 mpg avg over 30,375 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
Need to get this battery today. If anyone has a suggestion other than what it here, please say something, otherwise it will be what is closest and that appears to be a toss up between Autozone and Sears.