Last post on May 10, 2008 at 7:17 AM
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Toyota Sienna, Van
#8 of 9 Re: Did I pay too much for a new battery? [kozakid]
May 10, 2008 (6:36 am)
Just another FYI for the 4 or 5 years down the road when you'll need another battery. Autozone will test and install your battery for free. Though they will only install if it is a simple pull out. When I went to Autozone a few months ago over my Buick Regal battery problem, they said they couldn't install my battery as there involved some removal of a few parts to get the old battery out. Autozone carries the Duralast brand which is highly rated.
My 2004 Mazda MPV still has the factory battery in it at 43,000 miles. I'm guessing it may last another year.
Good luck with your Sienna. They are very nice vans. We ordered one back in 2004, but it didn't work out with the crummy dealership we were working with. We've been very happy with our MPV though, so it worked out well.
#9 of 9 Re: Did I pay too much for a new battery? [jipster]
May 10, 2008 (7:17 am)
Well, at least I've learned a lesson from this experience and will certainly be more careful the next time I have to buy a battery. I have to admit that I never even considered a place like AutoZone, which quite possibly would've been my best bet this time around.
While I really love my Sienna, which is remarkably comfortable and quiet for a minivan, I am not at all surprised that you had a less than satisfactory experience at a Toyota dealership. I've bought several new Toyotas in the past, and every single time I've dealt with them I've had to hold my nose. My experience has always been that their cars are great, but their dealerships are lousy.
I'm glad you've been enjoying your MPV. I may look beyond Toyota the next time I buy -- probably another minivan. I would most likely consider MPV, Nissan, Honda, and possibly Kia.
Best of luck to you and thanks again!