by Ken Macdonald
Date Added: Thursday 05 January, 2012
The original Japanese battery supplied as new with the car ( not Panasonic ) lasted 6 before refusing to hold a charge. I replaced with one of these WestCo batteries and Optimate charger just under 4 years ago. WestCo battery does not like being left unused for more than a few days and needed an out of car week long conditioning charge about a year ago. Finally gave up ghost this month, and after searching around for something better, decided, because of cost, to buy another WestCo and hope this one lasts longer. It now costs 35% more than 4 years ago so time will tell. I wish I could fit a lead-acid battery to my MX-5 as I could replace it very year for the same cost.