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Old 01-09-2013, 01:54 AM
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Yeah I meant the battery was old, & the mileage comment was that she was able to only put 30K on a car in three years. I have ha my truck for three years & it has over 130K on it, granted it is an 02, but I bought it from car max & it only had 20K on it when I bought it lol.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:27 AM
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If this was my only mode of transportation, there would definitely be way more miles on it. Plus I live somewhere where the only time I drive more than 10 miles is a few times a year, and maybe put 50 miles on it then.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:35 AM
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Well if it was below freezing and the car hadn't been started in a couple days, I DEFINITELY say battery! And what's more, the battery might not even be 'bad'.......it's just cold is very hard on them and they really need a good daily charge from the alternator in this kind of weather

Be sure to start her up daily even if you don't want to go anywhere, LOL
Got it in one, Coop. The battery needs some more juice. If you keep having the issue, Alex, I recommend getting a battery that's a little more heavy-duty.

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If it's got less than 30,000 miles on it, it should still be under warranty - in which case I'd take it in just in case if it continues to happen, BEFORE the warranty runs out.
Common misconception.

Most new-car warranties are 36 month/36,000 mile warranties, whichever comes first. Hers is a 2009 and is almost definitely out of warranty, as it was probably sold new in 2008. If it has a warranty left, take it to the dealer ASAP because that warranty is going to be gone soon.

Most new luxury car warranties are 5 years/50 or similar.

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A 3 year old car is old? Not trying to be snarky - I know jack about cars, but I'm one of those drive-it-until-it's-falling-apart-at-the-seams people, so to me 2009 is a really new car.
You're making a smart financial decision then. But yes, 2009 is old to a lot of people. There were about two people I knew who understood my decision to get rid of my 2008 for a 2004 that cost more. "Old" is relative.
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