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Old 16-11-18, 02:05 AM   #1
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Default How long can you park up before battery goes flat

Hi All!

A question - Assuming a good battery, how long can you leave a 207 in a car park before the battery runs flat?

I ask because my last car was a 1994 Jaguar Sovereign (XJ40) which was a car full of microprocessors and was notorious for running its battery flat in a long term airport car park after 3 to 4 weeks. In other words, the electrical system "stand-by" current (even with ignition off) was enough to do this without you accidentally leaving headlights or interior light on.

Our 207's seem pretty clever though, like entering a 'power save' mode after the ignition has been turned off for a while, so things should have got much better since the bad old days.

So there's my question. How long in a car park before you won't be able to start it?

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Hi all,
No replies so far which may be because it's a very stupid question or because nobody knows the answer!

Googling such matters comes up with answers anywhere between 2-3 weeks to a month but nothing specific on a 207.

So maybe I'm looking for any stories from fellow 207 owners who have left theirs for either incredibly long times or incredibly short times in car parks!
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Its a hard question to answer because most people use their car daily

I have an old escort 1984 left it the whole winter outside covered in snow never started it for 4 months jumped in and to my surprise it started.

I have an astra van that wont last more than 3 days before battery is too low

A good battery in a peugeot should manage months of inactivity.

So there are 2 extremes and a guestimate its an impossible question with many possible answers
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I have parked my car and it has started on its own after 3 months. I leave it in a long term car park and only use the car a few times a year. Once, the battery was completely dead and I couldn't even recharge it. After I replaced it I decided to buy solar panel car charger which I leave on my dashboard and plugged into the OBD port. The car has always started on the button since then.
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