veimi wrote:Just a comment about the battery.
My 2012 had a weak battery and the car wouldn't start.
It was brought back to life by simply adding water to each cell.
. . . . and now that same, old, tired, worn out battery will have a second chance to let you down. Hopefully, it will happen one morning at home and not leave you stranded somewhere and, if you're really lucky, it will happen when you're not in a hurry to get someplace - Like when your wife's water breaks and you have to depend on a cab to get her to the hospital
As I mentioned earlier - A lesson learned a long time ago
It did give you a plain as day prediction of what will happen next, so you can't say you weren't warned . . . . .
IMO, it's a real shame to turn one of the most reliable cars on the planet into questionable transportation by trying to get another 6 months of use out of an old lead acid battery. You may think you're saving $5, but 6 months from now when you have to buy a battery quickly instead of shopping around for a week or so now, you may end up paying $25 more for a 'must get one today' replacement