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Love(d) this battery
on January 4, 2012
There may have been packaging problems in the past, but not now. Battery came in heavy cardboard with all corners protected. It arrived a day early. The size was exact, all brackets & cables fit. A lifting handle works fine and stays on the battery. A plastic elevating platform, about an inch thick, was included but not needed for my Corvette. Battery was fully charged, car started right up. I have another yellow-top in an old Blazer, that Optima has worked without incident for the last two years. Very pleased.
Update 10/10/2015: Battery died in an unusual way - it went from fully functioning, no problem or weakness, to totally dead (5 volts) overnight. Checked all car switches, etc, nothing left on. Checked resistance between = & - cables: megohms, like it should be. Impossible to recharge battery, overloaded charger, as if battery developed an internal short. Bought a regular battery to replace this. Reduced rating from 5 to 3 stars for weird failure.