Just bought a new battery for my truck...$145...more than I paid for my first car. But, counting my blessings. I bought my truck new...it's a 2002 Ford F-150, King Ranch version. Bought it in November of 2001. I replaced the factory Ford battery in 2010; and the new one I just bought was its replacement. My rough math says I'm getting nine years on a battery! This is phenomenal; factory warranty is like three years. I can remember when some batteries did well to last two years; often only one or so.
In any case, $145 for a battery ain't so bad, considering that's only about $16 per year (including tax). Wife's new Mazda got maybe four years on her battery. Anyone else having this kind of service out of their batteries?