May 23, 2017
An Optima battery for the masses
I have long cast a wishful eye toward an Optima battery for my 2007 grabber orange GT convertible. As luck would have it, my Interstate battery (after six years, mind you) finally gave up the ghost. I ordered a yellow top Optima battery and quickly installed in less than two hours, i.e., my mechanical skills are non-existent. Guess what? My Mustang has never started so quickly or delightfully. I even think the radio is louder because of the yellow top Optima battery. The only small bump in the entire process was that my yellow top Optima battery arrived in a box that appeared as if it had been dragged behind a horse for a half a mile. (By the way, the battery in my Corvette also gave up the ghost and I ordered a red top Optima battery. The red top Optima battery arrived in a much nicer box that hardly looked dragged at all.) Anyway. If you are thinking about a new battery, and don't mind paying an additional $75, then the yellow top Optima battery can be your next best friend.