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Been too long since I've posted here, but, having just finished another great road trip in mine last weekend (6,300km+), I will chime in here to echo the positive comments! It's so comfortable, and the ACC and other convenience features make long drives easy.

I'll be at 5 years next month (I can't believe I've had it that long - the pandemic sure did mess up our sense of time huh?) and I have no idea what I would replace it with.

I still wish that the transmission was faster to down shift on WOT, that there was a mode between "Auto" and "Sport", and that there was more cargo room (the curved rear design is awful for suitcases, boxes and coolers)

We hit some muck on the way down south:


But I made sure to get it cleaned up to enjoy the nicer weather in Florida:
 

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Been too long since I've posted here, but, having just finished another great road trip in mine last weekend (6,300km+), I will chime in here to echo the positive comments! It's so comfortable, and the ACC and other convenience features make long drives easy.

I'll be at 5 years next month (I can't believe I've had it that long - the pandemic sure did mess up our sense of time huh?) and I have no idea what I would replace it with.

I still wish that the transmission was faster to down shift on WOT, that there was a mode between "Auto" and "Sport", and that there was more cargo room (the curved rear design is awful for suitcases, boxes and coolers)

We hit some muck on the way down south:


But I made sure to get it cleaned up to enjoy the nicer weather in Florida:
Welcome back :)

Aren't you driving a Caliber ? Kidding ;)

Have you replaced anothrer battery since last time ? Just curious..
 

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Welcome back :)

Aren't you driving a Caliber ? Kidding ;)

Have you replaced anothrer battery since last time ? Just curious..
Thanks!

Haven't driven a Caliber in almost 5 years lol

Still the same battery. It is the 3rd one I've had (factory in Feb 2018, 1st replacement in Mar 2019 and then again in Nov 2019) I did have the IBS reset in early 2021, but I'm thinking that I will be keeping an eye on it now, as I'm over 3 years on it :oops: It still cranks strong and the ESS still kicks in all the time, but I do use a battery tender regularly. Having said that on the 2 week road trip we just got back from, ESS worked all the time no problem too. But you never know until it's dead which is the fun part.

I had a link you had provided at some point for a Canadian supplier for our batteries, but I can't find it now. Can you provide any suggestions now? (PM is fine)
 

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Thanks!

Haven't driven a Caliber in almost 5 years lol

Still the same battery. It is the 3rd one I've had (factory in Feb 2018, 1st replacement in Mar 2019 and then again in Nov 2019) I did have the IBS reset in early 2021, but I'm thinking that I will be keeping an eye on it now, as I'm over 3 years on it :oops: It still cranks strong and the ESS still kicks in all the time, but I do use a battery tender regularly. Having said that on the 2 week road trip we just got back from, ESS worked all the time no problem too. But you never know until it's dead which is the fun part.

I had a link you had provided at some point for a Canadian supplier for our batteries, but I can't find it now. Can you provide any suggestions now? (PM is fine)
3 years ? I'm shocked !!! Hahaha...
Having ESS work consistantly is a great sign, for battery health. Battery Tender is definitely your friend here, knowing you also have a dash cam installed (guessing it has some sort of Park mode).

Canadian battery suppliers ? Hmmm. Not sure I know which one you mean. BTW battery prices have jumped up in the last 12 months. But I can put down a quick list right here :

Regular lead-calcium AGM H7/94R (same as original, same as Mopar replacement, etc...) : Costco (Canada) has the best price I think, on their Energizer label battery for $290 :

Canadian Tire lead-calcium AGM for $299 : General PDP Template
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Premium AGMs are crazy expensive (Northstar and Odyssey), but... I bought an Odyssey online for my wife's car early winter and got a great price. Since you are in the GTA (I think) you could pick one up locally and avoid shipping costs, which would make it even more appealing. The place is called GNB (Great Northern Battery) and they have stores in Hamilton and Woodbridge. Their thin plate pure lead 94R goes for $354 now :
(not sure how they handle core charges, maybe you get $20 back if you bring your old battery in)

Total Battery (store in Vaughan) has the Odyssey for $348 :

For the record...Odyssey batteries in Canada go for the same MSRP as in the US. For example, Autozone (US) sells the 94R Odyssey for $338 USD... I have a feeling Odyssey will make a correction for Canada (meaning a near $100 price jump) sooner than later... so now is a good time to buy an Odyssey up here.

Northstar batteries seem to have come back to market, in Canada. Odyssey bought them out a few years ago and they became hard to find for a while. I see Batteries Expert has them back in stock, but... $445 for the 94R is ridiculous :
(they have stores in the GTA as well).

SaskBattery, where I got my Northstar (online - free shipping in Canada), are only showing one Northstar (group 48), but if you call them they might have others in stock. But their group 48 is selling for $400, and the group 48 is one size smaller than the 94R...

There is 'new' player in the premium AGM game, battery line is called Full Throttle and the company is FullRiver. I first saw a battery from them on the Batteries Expert site about a year ago. Searched a bit to realize it's a China based outfit. No idea how good they are, but... at $520 CDN, I'll pass :
(it's rated for 850 CCA)


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3 years ? I'm shocked !!! Hahaha...
Having ESS work consistantly is a great sign, for battery health. Battery Tender is definitely your friend here, knowing you also have a dash cam installed (guessing it has some sort of Park mode).

Canadian battery suppliers ? Hmmm. Not sure I know which one you mean. BTW battery prices have jumped up in the last 12 months. But I can put down a quick list right here :

Regular lead-calcium AGM H7/94R (same as original, same as Mopar replacement, etc...) : Costco (Canada) has the best price I think, on their Energizer label battery for $290 :

Canadian Tire lead-calcium AGM for $299 : General PDP Template
------

Premium AGMs are crazy expensive (Northstar and Odyssey), but... I bought an Odyssey online for my wife's car early winter and got a great price. Since you are in the GTA (I think) you could pick one up locally and avoid shipping costs, which would make it even more appealing. The place is called GNB (Great Northern Battery) and they have stores in Hamilton and Woodbridge. Their thin plate pure lead 94R goes for $354 now :
(not sure how they handle core charges, maybe you get $20 back if you bring your old battery in)

Total Battery (store in Vaughan) has the Odyssey for $348 :

For the record...Odyssey batteries in Canada go for the same MSRP as in the US. For example, Autozone (US) sells the 94R Odyssey for $338 USD... I have a feeling Odyssey will make a correction for Canada (meaning a near $100 price jump) sooner than later... so now is a good time to buy an Odyssey up here.

Northstar batteries seem to have come back to market, in Canada. Odyssey bought them out a few years ago and they became hard to find for a while. I see Batteries Expert has them back in stock, but... $445 for the 94R is ridiculous :
(they have stores in the GTA as well).

SaskBattery, where I got my Northstar (online - free shipping in Canada), are only showing one Northstar (group 48), but if you call them they might have others in stock. But their group 48 is selling for $400, and the group 48 is one size smaller than the 94R...

There is 'new' player in the premium AGM game, battery line is called Full Throttle and the company is FullRiver. I first saw a battery from them on the Batteries Expert site about a year ago. Searched a bit to realize it's a China based outfit. No idea how good they are, but... at $520 CDN, I'll pass :
(it's rated for 850 CCA)


A bunch of typo edits
Thank you sir, that's exactly the info I was looking for!
 
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