2004 Chevrolet Epica Reviews

2004 Chevrolet Epica LX gas from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2014
Engine and transmission gas Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cobalt

Summary:

I would buy another, but I would not pay top dollar though

Faults:

I have not had the car that long. The only thing that went wrong was I left the lights on, and when I boosted it, I got it wrong and burnt a wire out. I was very lucky; I could have done real damage.

Other than that, I got the brakes done all around, but I think that was regular maintenance.

She does burn a bit of oil now, but no blue smoke. She needs a liter every two months.

General Comments:

The car is fine for what it is; a family sedan. It is comfortable and handles well. Lots of power for the highway.

I wish the dash lights were better and brighter. And I wish the headlights would turn off when the ignition is all the way off.

As for shape; zero rust, not a blemish.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2014

2004 Chevrolet Epica LS 2.5 liter from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.5 liter
Distance when acquired57000 kilometres
Most recent distance161000 kilometres

Summary:

What a piece of junk

Faults:

Changed 3 coils in a year.

Changed the engine twice; 2010 and 2011 - and the third one is burning oil.

Stalling issues.

Transmission slipping.

Changed ball joints for both front tires - needs changing again.

Air compressor shot.

Changed oxygen sensors - need to change again.

Other less minor issues.

General Comments:

GM cannot ignore this nightmare of a car that bears their logo.

They need to offer a fair trade at the very least.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th May, 2013

25th May 2013, 09:02

"What a piece of junk"

- So ditch it!!! Are you waiting for it to kill you?

25th May 2013, 20:59

Not certain, but pretty sure this car is a rebadged Daewoo, which would explain the quality problems. Shame on GM for putting their name on some Korean garbage; very bad move on their part.

2004 Chevrolet Epica from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 kilometres
Most recent distance123000 kilometres

Summary:

Awesome car, wouldn't trade it in for anyting

Faults:

My name is Lance, I am from Edmonton, Alberta. I have owned my 2004 Epica LS for 3 years now. I had not many problems in the beginning, until recently when I noticed the car start vibrating very violently. Changed the spark plugs in it; still vibrates. Also went to my local dealer, and found out that my fuel level sensor in it is broken.

I have had the heat control go in it, like one day last year I turned the heat control from cold while the fan was off, to hot all of a sudden. It stayed cold, took it to the dealer, and they found out that the cable going to the heat control on the dash had worn out. Cost me $240.00, and the part itself was only 11.00.

There's this vibration I am experiencing. I have been driving it, because I can't afford to fix it right now. If it helps, while I was changing the sparks, I noticed oil in the seat of spark plug on the passenger side of the car. Can anyone tell me what could be wrong with this, as I am scared one day it will say to hell with you, I am going to stop working, thanks.

General Comments:

This car's overall performance is awesome. Before my problems it ran very well. Handles like a tamed pussy cat. For the type of car I was looking for, it drives awesome. A family car is what I was looking for.

I would recommend this car to everyone, but I would make a suggestion of getting it checked out before buying, to make sure that you have the dealership you are buying it from inspect it, so that nothing is wrong with it in the first place.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2011

21st Sep 2011, 14:06

I've had tonnes of problems with my Epica.

I just wanted to add something, as you've had your temperature knob (bar) go. I had the same problem.

Rather than paying for it to be replaced, I opened the dash and looked online. I had a little brain spark, and grabbed a small bungee cord and hooked it up there. Works fine now!

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 23 reviews