Just started mine today after about 6 days, it started fine and turned over well.
11.6 volts in it, last journey a town drive about severn miles round trip by the wife.
I suspect us having batteries with high cca helps.
It seems to reach apoint where it falls off a cliff and nose dives. On the old battery I monitored it dropping to around 11volts then failing to start the car and showing 7volts with little or no recovery.
Sounds like you will be fitting an exhaust for the Mrs when you get back from Germany, if shes like my wife it will be "welcome home, now fix that" rolling pin in hand!
Last edited by jonnym; 31-01-13 at 00:31.