Back in May, Cars.com’s long term Chevrolet Volt was involved in a crash, which ended up severely crippling it. The car was taken to the collision shop where it got an estimate on paper of — get this — $11,588.
Fast forward to July with the Volt fixed, and the final bill for the repairs totaled $14,187, about the price of a Chevy Sonic when it launches later this year.
It’s hard to act surprised about the timeframe or the enormous bill. The difficulty of being able to correctly repair the Volt’s complex systems is imagined as no easy task, or a quick fix. Lesson: if you own or plan on owning a Chevy Volt, try not to wreck it.