Ok, this is partly a rant and partly and advice request thread. I have been plagued with vdc warnings the past month. Switch off car and they are gone so i assumed they where related to the weather. About 4 weeks ago, i started the car, drove for 8 miles, turned it off to make a dropoff and when i tried to start it, it was deader than disco to the point it reset my mileage , av consumption etc.
I ended up having to push start it (no warnings on the dash). The car had been sat for around 4 days prior to this.
After the pushstart, the car behaved for a couple of weeks. Last night i started the car to move it, no problems. This morning, battery flat, nothing at all.
Looking on the battery, there is an area that has a green indicator to show battery is ok and a red to show a problem. Mine is black and has been since i got the car. I assume it is the original battery that came with the car.
To add insult to injury, i am now driving the wife's vectra estate
The question i am actually getting to is - obviously this is a battery problem....what is the best alternative replacements to look at and how much can i expect to spend?