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Old 08-03-2012, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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Just because the car is new does not mean the battery hasn't been sitting around a lot longer that the car has.

If you look at a lot of the auto forums you would see that a lot of "stock" batteries have been failing at the 2 yr mark.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:21 AM
 
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Here's the thing about batteries: they aree a use it or lose it item. If they sit a lot without being usedd they go bad. Why is this relevent to a new car? (Regardless of brand). When a car is built where does it go? In their lot to sit and wait to be transported....then where? To a dealer (or shipped across an ocean first) then it sits some more until someone buys it. I have towed quite a few new vehicles for that reason. A new battery and they were as good as....well....new.

Last edited by StcLurker; 08-03-2012 at 08:22 AM.. Reason: edit: ignore the mis-spellings. in typing on a small screen
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:53 AM
 
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To your question that weather the car is still reliable and can be taken on long drive is something feels like an exaggeration as even if the battery is dying its always like more the car runs usually results in more charge being developed, though you need to get it diagnosed from a technician and get it fixed but still the cars seems to be fine to be driven out.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:20 PM
 
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Hands down, I'd still say the Accord is reliable. Owned two different generations already and they are as reliable as can be. I guess my experience is different from your experience but in general these cars are still very reliable. The only complaint with the current generation is, it's not my kind of styling.
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