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Someone is on crack for this TCO calculator
https://www.edmunds.com/chevrolet/volt/2013/st-200424007/cost-to-own/

Fuel - $700 to $800? If I add my electricity and gasoline I'm averaging $500/year
Maintenance - $1,337 ... WHAT? My yearly maintenance on this car so far (disregarding new tires) has been $250-300
Repairs - Um... Zero, Zero, Zero and um... ZERO. LOL
 

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Maintenance - $1,337 ... WHAT? My yearly maintenance on this car so far (disregarding new tires) has been $250-300
Repairs - Um... Zero, Zero, Zero and um... ZERO. LOL
That is a lot of car washes. Maybe they are a BIG tipper. :eek::D
 

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Edmunds Used 2013 Volt TCO is estimating maintenance as follows:

Year 1: $1,493
Year 2: $551
Year 3: $764
Year 4: $204
Year 5: $1,745
Total 5 Year Maintenance Cost: $4,757

Repair costs over the same period:
$296, $344, $400, $468 and $547 Total Repair Cost: $2,055
 

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I agree. Their cost estimates make no sense. I own a '13 Volt and just had the coolant flush done for $225 (at 5 years) and had a yearly oil change (which it probably didn't need). Only other "maintenance" in the past two years has been tire rotations when I put winter tires on and take others off and back again.
 

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My costs:
Fuel $500/year
Maintenance $12/yr
Repairs $33/yr
 

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When looking at individual cost items one does wonder how they do their calculations, though I would think $4,000 - $5,000 per year is a reasonable estimation, so they are in the right ball park.

My 2014 has been reliable. $80 on maintenance, $400 for tires, <$100 on repairs so far, but now out of warranty and free maintenance. I expect future years to be more expensive. In Seattle, WA I pay nearly $500 per year in EV tax and car tabs so their $50 estimate for my zip code is way out.
 
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