Mike, Denver

That sounds like more of a demand than a question, but here’s the full skinny: Our Five-Year Ownership Costs feature estimates the price of maintenance — among other costs — for a given vehicle.

Maintenance costs are defined by the Total Cost of Ownership feature as “an estimate of what it will cost you to maintain the vehicle over a period of time. Maintenance costs can vary greatly based upon the vehicle you own and how you drive it, but the maintenance cost estimated is based on three key data points that we receive from industry sources: frequency of incident, labor rates and parts prices.”

We chose base models of all three and made sure the results were for Colorado:

Five-Year Ownership Costs

When you research a vehicle on Cars.com, the Five-Year Ownership Costs feature is accessible on the left rail of options. For a full list of ownership costs of these vehicles, follow the links below.

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Answered by Joe Bruzek on February 18, 2008 in I'm Just Wondering , What Car Should I Buy? | Permalink

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