Originally Posted by redhead
The battery location has been under the hood for years. No problems with it. Would appreciate more info from Yadkin.
There's been lots of problems with it. The heat cycles age a battery prematurely. The newer type can't out-gas or spill so can be used safely under the seat in the passenger compartment. The better environment means that these batteries should last a lot longer, offsetting most of their additional expense.
That and the reasons cited by others.