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I looked through the archives and couldn't find a definitive answer to what I am looking for so here it is. I am looking at buying a coupe CC and it will probably only be driven once a week for maybe 50-100 miles. How is the charging system and battery longevity of the Maser? I have had cars in the past that did fine with this and others that did not (those that did not I kept a trickle charger on). Any insight appreciated.
 

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I believe there is a battery shut off valve next to the battery, you could probably extend the life by cutting off the power when not in use.
 

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Don't know about a "definitive answer"; I've had my GS for not quite a year yet and in that time there have been a number of weeks where the car has either sat in the garage completely unused or with one 40mile trip tops.

No issues with the battery at all. When it starts the volts read fine too so no reason to suspect a lingering problem.

Hope that helps.
 

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Yup. No problems with the battery. Mine's is a weekend warrior and I sometimes don't drive it for 2 weeks. Only once did the battery drain and that was because of a gremlin in the SatNav system that turned it on for some unknown reason.
You should be fine.
 

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no problem with mine either. this past weekend I drove it for the first time in two weeks and believe it or not the car felt like it had 1001hp :)
 

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Never had a problem with mine.......... until a week ago. I was off skiing for a week and when I returned, the battery was flat. I jumped it from my wifes car and all has been well since. It was also v cold while I was away (-10 C) which I think had a part to play. My suggestion would be to buy a battery conditioner and leave it connected while you are not using the car. They are pretty cheap and I guess the cable would shut in the boot lid quite easily.
 

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During winter I use the car every 2-3 weeks only. I shut off the battery in between and didn't have any problems up to now.
You only have to remember to open the windows a bit, if you want to open doors with the battery shut off, otherwise you might break the windows.
The only thing you have to reset after shut off is the clock.
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If not driven, my battery will run down in 3 or 4 weeks if the door is locked, and not at all if doors are unlocked. I believe this is because of the alarm system.
 
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