New battery £218?

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  1. 14 Sep 2018 at 11:11 AM #1
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    I’ve been quoted £218 for a new battery by my local dealer. It’s an AGM. Is this a good price?!
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  2. 14 Sep 2018 at 11:18 AM #2
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    I’m pretty sure that Cotswolds price for an oem 90a AGM battery is close to £130 including delivery
     
  3. 14 Sep 2018 at 12:08 PM #3
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    That’s a saving! I’ve asked them for a price.
     
  4. 14 Sep 2018 at 2:03 PM #4
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    Don't forget you need to register the battery after installation. If that price includes registration, its not bad.
     
  5. 14 Sep 2018 at 2:22 PM #5
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    I can register it out Carly though right?
     
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  7. 14 Sep 2018 at 5:35 PM #7
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    Well I’ve over paid for one then but I wanted it changed today!
     
  8. 14 Sep 2018 at 6:52 PM #8
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    The old one must’ve been goosed as stop/start activates all the time now! Carly has taken care of that problem!
     
  9. 14 Sep 2018 at 7:44 PM #9
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    Yup I believe you can though I haven't done it myself. It used to be an extra cost but not sure if it is anymore.
     
  10. 14 Sep 2018 at 8:10 PM #10
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    Carly can do it. Did it once I’d installed the new battery....which wasn’t as easy as the E46 btw!
     
  11. 15 Sep 2018 at 8:13 AM #11
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    ECP have Duracell batteries, 5 yr guarantee, AGM, correct spec & coded with Carly
     
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    I have to say it's another BMW whim. Registering a battery with the car so it doesn't put too much charge in!!!! Ridiculous if you ask me and why build it in in the first place? Things were never so technical with the E46!!

    Technology gone mad again and another way of BMW encouraging you to buy from them. While I enjoyed the E92 I just got frustrated with all the niggly annoying problems that stopped me enjoying the experience.

    Good old RS3 sportback, simple and easy to use!!
     
  13. 15 Sep 2018 at 10:21 AM #13
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    It’s called their Intelligent Battery System or IBS. It’s obviously not that intelligent and gave me IBS trying to fit the bloody thing!
     

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