Lion Car Battery 075 compatible with Ford Focus mk2 It shows £39.99 online but £36 instore@ EuroCarParts instore
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Lion Car Battery 075 compatible with Ford Focus mk2 It shows £39.99 online but £36 instore@ EuroCarParts instore

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Found 17th Sep 2014
Yesterday I went to Halfords and saw this same type battery for my Focus with price £84.99. So I didn't buy it. Today I went to Eurocarparts in Coventry and I couldn't believe in price £36 including Vat.

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Anybody who buy their car parts in Halfords are idiots.

Original Poster

£36 is lowest price then anywhere else.

Sliwka

£36 is lowest price then anywhere else.



Not true - I can't post detail for certain reasons - but this is a good price never the less

Original Poster

Hancock

Not true - I can't post detail for certain reasons - but this is a good … Not true - I can't post detail for certain reasons - but this is a good price never the less


Are You selling these then?..

I bought a Bosch battery from them 2 weeks ago, instore price was almost £84 told him to wait 15 mins and ordered online on my phone for £69 worth checking before going instore.

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murzo54

I bought a Bosch battery from them 2 weeks ago, instore price was almost … I bought a Bosch battery from them 2 weeks ago, instore price was almost £84 told him to wait 15 mins and ordered online on my phone for £69 worth checking before going instore.

It says £39.99 instore but apparently it was cheaper

Keep the receipt and make good use of their warranty......you will most likely need it.

Hancock

Anybody who buy their car parts in Halfords are idiots.



You can't make sweeping statements like that without backing them up with facts. Personally I think Halfords has its place in a world where time is money and it might be difficult to get to a bargain basement parts shop, especially since few operate the opening hours Halfords manages.

mike

Sliwka

It says £39.99 instore but apparently it was cheaper

Sorry i should have said mine was for an Astra 2.0 turbo diesel.
Edited by: "murzo54" 17th Sep 2014

mjbuckhurst

You can't make sweeping statements like that without backing them up with … You can't make sweeping statements like that without backing them up with facts. Personally I think Halfords has its place in a world where time is money and it might be difficult to get to a bargain basement parts shop, especially since few operate the opening hours Halfords manages.mike



https://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.halfords.com
http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-2147532/Halfords-voted-worst-customer-service-Which-High-Street-survey.html
maryportas.com/sec…ds/

Edited by: "Hancock" 17th Sep 2014

Who the hell are Lion Battery's? I always say if people skimp on things like battery's and tyres which are important parts on any car, what other things have they skimped on. Eg. Repairs and general maintenance.

good price.
but if you prefer bosch battery and know someone who is costco membership. you could get it cheaper than most places.
Last week bought a Ford puma 1.7, bosch s4 04 battery for just under £52.
carparts4less cost £59.99 for the same battery.

Sorry, I've just realised that a Lion battery is not Lithium Ion.

In compairing prices you should look at SAE/CCA rating on the battery - NOT all are equal.

Hancock

https://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.halfords.comhttp://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-2147532/Halfords-voted-worst-customer-service-Which-High-Street-survey.htmlhttp://www.maryportas.com/secretshopper/halfords/



Love the report by Which, funnily enough the top companies are (in no specific order) Apple, John Lewis, Lush and Lakeland, all companies selling stuff at a premium price knowing their customers are happy to pay for it, though I have to say my experience of John Lewis treating me as though I wasn't good enough to be in their store, I'd rather go to Halfords any day, but the point is if you're raking in the profits rather than competing at the low end of the market, of course you're going to be able to offer a better customer service.

Reading the other links they're mostly poor reviews from 2012 and earlier, which Halfords responded to in 2012, and to be fair to them, my experience at shopping at 3 of my local stores over the last year, they seem to have improved a lot from a couple of years ago.

Doesn't change my opinion of them, if you need a car battery at 7.30pm, then Halfords can be a life saver, you might pay more for the privilege but sometimes you have to.

mike

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N417H4N

Who the hell are Lion Battery's? I always say if people skimp on things … Who the hell are Lion Battery's? I always say if people skimp on things like battery's and tyres which are important parts on any car, what other things have they skimped on. Eg. Repairs and general maintenance.



They proly manufacture batteries for everybody else.

Be aware that this is the automotive equivalent of a Tesco's Value battery.

its all about the varta blue series for me. i highly recommend!

D59 here- ebay.co.uk/itm…337

Depends what Ford Focus it is - i cant see a 1.4 battery being the same as a 2.5T or 2.0TDCi Battery

singy21

60ah520 CCA.You'll be okay in any don't worry.



I would recommend a larger one for the ST/ larger diesels even if a 60AH 520CCA is as good as the one that comes off the car. You wouldn't regret it turning the key and it still kicks like a mule on the coldest of days. I personally had a 72AH 680CCA Bosch S4 with a 4 year guarantee fitted to my ST way back when.

Especially comforting when you might use electronics a bit when stationary, uprated sound system comes to mind.

Original Poster

Anyway you have 3 years warranty guys. What are you moaning about. This not going to explode in your cars. It's truly BARGAIN!!!
Edited by: "Sliwka" 18th Sep 2014

Thats why i mentioned it - My 2.0TDCI Mondeo has an 85AH battery in it (Bosch S5) and i imagine the 2.5T and 2.0TDCI Focus will be the same (Ford standard for 2.0TDCI Mondeo is 80AH)
Edited by: "118luke" 18th Sep 2014

It's a F#####G Car battery, it has 3 years warranty and it's a good price, please don't compare it to car tyres as a Battery is not going to kill you if youtake a corner too fast....

It's less half the price of the a Yuasa or a Good Bosch and comes with 3 years Warranty so in theory you can buy a new one in 3 years and still be up on the deal in 6 years time, if the battery lets you down just call Euro Car Parts and they will swap it out, simple

A bigger battery will not help with uprated car stereo's or anything else electrical, the battery in your car is there to serve one purpose: provide enough cranking amperage to start the engine. After your engine is running, and the alternator is spinning, the battery actually acts as a load.. If the battery mentioned has enough Amps to start your car then buy it
Edited by: "Ronnyuk" 18th Sep 2014

Original Poster

Ronnyuk

It's a F#####G Car battery, it has 3 years warranty and it's a good … It's a F#####G Car battery, it has 3 years warranty and it's a good price, please don't compare it to car tyres as a Battery is not going to kill you if youtake a corner too fast....It's less half the price of the a Yuasa or a Good Bosch and comes with 3 years Warranty so in theory you can buy a new one in 3 years and still be up on the deal in 6 years time, if the battery lets you down just call Euro Car Parts and they will swap it out, simple :)A bigger battery will not help with uprated car stereo's or anything else electrical, the battery in your car is there to serve one purpose: provide enough cranking amperage to start the engine. After your engine is running, and the alternator is spinning, the battery actually acts as a load.. If the battery mentioned has enough Amps to start your car then buy it


I couldn't agree more with you. This should be much hotter!!!

Most things these days are all made in the same factory with a different label stuck on. They all have to meet various standards so as long as it works I don't see a problem.

Looked at them recently on my last battery buying trip.
plain black with no markings other than a large sticker.
no place of origin, no serial numbers & no date.

only takes 1 time going flat and missing work to have paid for a top of range battery.
warranty could be a billion years and still wouldn't want it on my car.

hot though if you are selling the car.

Tip: If you buy a battery from Euro Car Parts they will give you three quid for your old one. Making that headline price £33

118luke

Depends what Ford Focus it is - i cant see a 1.4 battery being the same … Depends what Ford Focus it is - i cant see a 1.4 battery being the same as a 2.5T or 2.0TDCi Battery



No they need a 72ah battery for diesels

Jinkz

No they need a 72ah battery for diesels



Not if its a Mk2:
Batteries

Upto 2004 (mk1) - 72Ah
From 2004 (mk2/3) - 80Ah

Weird, mines a

118luke

Not if its a Mk2:BatteriesUpto 2004 (mk1) - 72AhFrom 2004 (mk2/3) - 80Ah



Weird, mines an original battery in a MK2 2006 and i'm certain it's 72ah.

Jinkz

Weird, mines a Weird, mines an original battery in a MK2 2006 and i'm … Weird, mines a Weird, mines an original battery in a MK2 2006 and i'm certain it's 72ah.



Ford did rehash the diesel engines around 2004 for the Mk2 focus (and carried across to the Mk4 Mondeo in 2007) and i know my mondeo had an 80AH battery in originally from new and i replaced it with an 85AH Bosch S5 this year when it began to struggle to start. Parts bin special perhaps? Else its had a donor battery at some point...
Edited by: "118luke" 18th Sep 2014

118luke

Ford did rehash the diesel engines around 2004 for the Mk2 focus (and … Ford did rehash the diesel engines around 2004 for the Mk2 focus (and carried across to the Mk4 Mondeo in 2007) and i know my mondeo had an 80AH battery in originally from new and i replaced it with an 85AH Bosch S5 this year when it began to struggle to start. Parts bin special perhaps? Else its had a donor battery at some point...



Gonna grab this then; ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT

rubbbish product.

Also check out the RAC online store. Very often I have found they have the best deals on certain batteries.

halfords do price match , but obviously not on halfords branded batteries (has to be EXACTLY the same item).
also halfords trade card is easy to get , just said independent repairer and they didn't even ask for ID.
usually a minimum of a few % off.

Bought Lion battery from EuroCarParts in 2011, failed year later and replaced under warranty. When it failed for the second time asked for full refund.
3 breakdown call outs, total time lost - 6 hours aprox. You get what you pay for.

Good price IMO

kexas

Bought Lion battery from EuroCarParts in 2011, failed year later and … Bought Lion battery from EuroCarParts in 2011, failed year later and replaced under warranty. When it failed for the second time asked for full refund. 3 breakdown call outs, total time lost - 6 hours aprox. You get what you pay for.



I bought a high spec Varta battery and it failed within 6 months, so it's not always the case you get what you pay for.

Did anyone else read that as li-ion car battery. That would something!

Please don't buy LION batteries, i had a very bad experience. My problems started when my garage charged me for a BOSCH battery and put this one in my car. i came to know this after few flat bat. if i don't use my car for 2 weeks , the battery is dead. my old BOSCH was good even after a month break, first turn brrrrrrrm.
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