Not surprising, but eh Ford Focus really turns to crap too.
"Despite all the hype and multiple Car of the Year honors, Volt retains only
42% of its original value after three years of ownership -- a lower
percentage than a 2011 Toyota Prius hybrid (46%) but more than a 2011 Ford
They depreciate more because their initial price is more.
Whoops that's wrong, according to this:
But that's looks to be circa 2007. And I don't know how accurate it
is anyway. I recall one or two year old Corollas going for real
close to new price at that time.
Prius battery maintenance costs are pretty well known I think.
I don't know about the Volt and Focus batteries.
Don't see how they can project 3 year depreciation on a car that just
went on the market 5 months ago, but since the second owner won't get
the government rebate, and that's a big chunk right there.
That would be about the time the Lithium battery needs to be replaced.
But given the Volts price, in dollars that is a lot of depreciation. At
least a Focus with less than 1/2 the capital cost not only looses less
in percentage, looses a whole lot less in capital. Less to go wrong too.
Take a look at ANY country, more debt is more problems. So why do we
allow our governments more debt? Selfishness, greed, denial, ignorance?
Lets face it.. no matter how good the Focus is, it is a car
that, in a few years, will have very little interest on the used
I have a lot of respect for what Ford has done.. But the
Ford Feces is just not a car destined for history
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