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Old 26-Apr-2005, 08:01 PM
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Oh how i love auto parts stores

oh boy do i love them so!


wait.... what am i saying..... how can i love a store filled with employees with negative IQ's?? its like when they hire new employees they must ask

"do you know ANYTHING about cars?"
"no"
"great, youre hired!"



i just went to autozone (i hope for god's sake you dont have those up there in canada) to get an optima red top in a 51r group size.......

little did i know that the optima website is full of lies.

the manager argues with me that optima doesnt make a red top 51r.... only a yellow top. he tells me that the red tops are a special large size only battery. i told him that optimas website says it makes them, so ill just go elsewhere cuz apparently you dont carry them. he tried to sell me his ratty *** yellow top (the only one they had in stock. it looked as if it had been on the shelf for 10 years and had been run over a few times)

i told him no, i dont need it, i just want a red, now if you order one, ill buy it from you. he then tried to sell me a blue top (which is a marine battery that wasnt even a 51r to begin with)


so i got fed up and instead of yelling or anything i told him:

"ok ill take the blue top"
"ok give me a second, its all the way up ontop of the rack in the back"
"ok fine (eeexcellllleent[burns's voice])"
so he went to go get it, and i just left LoL


do you guys know any worldwide chains that carry them?? maybe pep-boys or napa??
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Old 26-Apr-2005, 09:15 PM
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51R doesn't come in redtops.
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Old 26-Apr-2005, 09:28 PM
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yeah the 51R is yellow top only im pretty sure.....LOL
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Old 26-Apr-2005, 10:29 PM
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My buddy just bought a optima red top at Wal-Mart with like 3 years warrenty, and it's the real thing
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Old 26-Apr-2005, 11:14 PM
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ya even the websites listing for 1998-2000 civic is only the yellow 51r, maybe the salesman was actually right
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Old 26-Apr-2005, 11:32 PM
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You haven't visited Canadian Tires then. Some of the sales reps there can honestly put to you sleep while you watch and listen to their conversations.
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Old 26-Apr-2005, 11:41 PM
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Optima's in my experience are junk.
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Old 26-Apr-2005, 11:57 PM
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agreed i'm 90% sure red doesn't come in 51R either


i kno yellow does though
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Old 27-Apr-2005, 01:31 AM
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lol sounds like the salesman was rite and ur the goof
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Old 27-Apr-2005, 02:24 AM
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lol except my cousin has one


and thrill house...... my coworker has an optima battery in his scout..... same battery for 13 years running strong
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Old 27-Apr-2005, 02:24 AM
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BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRNNNNN NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
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Old 27-Apr-2005, 03:28 AM
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interesting that pretty much no one except u has heard of a 51R red top......good luck with ur search.
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Old 27-Apr-2005, 05:29 AM
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just get the yellow top or since you are mr california, go to honda-tech and they have all kinds of super light super tiny *** batteries you can pick up for cheap. like race batteries. they look like slightly bigger backup batteries for house alarms haha

or be cool like me and have a OEM Panasonic battery
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off topic...but man.thats a swweeeeet Sig...thats one shiny hatch bro
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Old 27-Apr-2005, 06:35 PM
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Tego, in fact it is it's factory japan equipment cuz when I bought my car in 98 they had a shortage of US/Canada made sedans, so they imported a few japanese ones, one of which I bought. So the VIN starts with a J, but otherwise it's a normal canadian spec Civic.
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Old 27-Apr-2005, 11:38 PM
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i know for %100 that there are no optima red top 51r's in canada. i work for a battery company that ships optima batteries all over canada and there is no redtop 51r's.
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Old 28-Apr-2005, 11:07 PM
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haha spracingsports, maybe you should get a job there



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