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.
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