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Q: Car having trouble starting without battery boost. Brand new battery. on 2000 Volkswagen Jetta

So I went to start my car and it wouldnt start. I have lights and gauges, but when it comes to starting, its a no go. But when I hook up jumper cables or a portable battery charger it starts right up with no problem or issue. The battery is literally 2 days old and had been changed out just in case of a defective battery. So I went thru two new batteries and was told by my neighbor it wasnt the starter or alternator. So what?????
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What kind of battey, what brand just for the hell of it??
Check for loose connections on starter and grounds..
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