Good post.ZX1100F1 said:The main reason for mounting the battery in the trunk is to prolong the life of the battery, temperature (and vibration) extremes under the hood seriously shorten the life of batteries.
You’ll notice on the new Colorado they have installed the battery in a “cooling box” under the hood due to the lack of a trunk on this pick-up.
Look for this new battery placement to become common on new GM models, the Olds Aurora had the battery in the trunk, it was very common for the battery to last the entire life of the car.
There are also some side-effect benefits as you have mentioned above to this mounting, the Cobalt can still be jump started utilizing jump-posts mounted under the hood for just such a purpose.
LOL! I feel you on that!!! Amp kits are EXPENSIVE!!! Good thing I get a discount bein an installer at Best Buy!!!Sp00ner said:I have a set of 12's that I never installed in my last car, that would take about 2 seconds to throw into the trunk now, of course I have no use for the $100 worth of wiring for the amp now. I'd only need one input line running up front.