WOW. I certainly wish you the very best of luck on that one. If you get a year out of it, you got your money's worth. My worry would be a short life and a final death at a most inopportune time, like 50 miles out in the desert.2013 stock battery, with 81k, died today...
replaced with a $25 AutoZone something or other... for $25 I'll give it a try.
All good now...
Like many things, Batteries are to an extent a "You Get What You Pay For" kind of thing. One of the bigger killers of batteries is shock and vibration. So if you never leave the mall parking lot, any battery may last. The things that make the Odyssey and Optima batteries most popular is the resistance to shock and vibration that is built in. Quality always has a price.
I am an electronics/electrical professional. Batteries are a deep subject all on their own, and I do a lot with Li-Po and Li-Fe-Po4 chemistry. I have found this site to be a good place for learning about batteries. Standard Lead/Acid batteries (PbO2) can be designed in many ways from quick power for fast starts to slow drain for deep cycle. AGM and Gel are variations of the PbO2, and some Li-Fe-Po4 is making its way into the automotive world. Understanding how they are built and used can help you decide which is right for your needs. Charging is also important. I would not charge a Li-Po with a PbO2 charger.
Once again, best of luck with that one. I'd be curious to hear how long it lasts.