Date Added: Monday 24 December, 2012
Battery won't hold a charge for more than a few days, and from the other reviews this seems normal.
I fitted mine on a Sunday, and next tried to drive the car on the Thursday. The battery was totaly flat. I bought the battery to replace one that wouldn't hold a charge for more than a few weeks, I wish I'd hung onto it now!
MX5Parts sugest sending it back for them to charge it, but thats not the problem. The problem is that once charged it won't hold the charge for more than a few days.
Also you cannot charge this with a battery normal charger. I've now had to buy a £50 charger to go with it, and need to keep the car on charge constantly.
I use a Bosche in my Elise, and that will hold a charge for 3-4 weeks without starting or a charge. That battery was about £60.
A lot of the 5* reviews of this battery are for the delivery, which was fine. The battery itself appears to have a design defect, and is not fit for purpose. Avoid it unless you use the car every day.
Rating: [1 of 5 Stars!]