Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Orange County, NY
Car Year: 02
Car Model: Foz
OEM battery went 4 years and 88k miles.
Perfect timing. I used my car to charge my phone the other night, and it killed the battery. Figured that was a sign to replace the battery. Jumped it that night, let it run for a while, and it was dead again in the morning. Jumped it again, drove it around a bit, and it worked for 2 more days, but I am not a gambling man, so I replaced it last night with a nice Optima Yellow Top.
I contribute the death to my recent audio upgrades when I installed a 5 channel amp, touch-screen radio/dvd/cd/receiver, 2 subs, a CB radio, an Ecutek Dash Display unit that has it's own mini computer with "Intel Inside". I am hoping to get my light bar installed in the next day or 2, then make a 900 mile trip this weekend and definately didn't want to be left out in the cold.
As to our other Subaru's, both our '01 and '02 Foresters kept their OEM batteries for about the same milage, but a year longer to get there. Both were replaced with Sears DieHard Golds.
I miss my turbo, and my 6-speeds of fun.